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Dayton/Columbia County Fund announces grant awards

WALLA WALLA—The Warren Community Action Fund has approved 15 grants to support local nonprofits providing services in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. This is the sixth year of grant awards through the Warren Fund, with more than $353,153 distributed to support the community. This year awards were made to the following projects:

• Blue Mountain Counseling - $2,500 to support technology upgrades project

• Blue Mountain Resource Conservation & Development Council - $1,500 for 2023 Camp Wooten Environmental Education programming

• Blue Mountain Action Council - $2,613 to support the BMAC home food delivery project

• Columbia County Community Network - $8,000 to support the youth building project - pavilion restroom completion project

• Columbia County Health System - $7,500 to support the community child care facility in Dayton

• Dayton School District - $2,500 for unrestricted general support

• Friends of Dayton Memorial Library - $750 for unrestricted general support

• Friends of the Touchet Valley Golf Course - $6,000 to support the underground sprinkler installation - Phase 3.1

• Friends of the Weller Public Library - $5,000 to support the Weller Public Library Americans with disabilities restroom and first floor remodel

• Prescott Joint Park & Recreation District - $6,000 to support the FIX THE LEAK pool project

• St. Joseph Catholic Church of Dayton-Project Timothy - $5,000 for general operating support

• The Club - $4,000 for social and emotional support for youth

• Touchet Valley Arts Council - $5,000 to support the balcony remodel project

• Walla Walla Senior Center - $4,000 to support the Senior Round Table in Columbia County

• Washington State Park Foundation - $2,350 for updates to the reservable kitchen shelter

The Warren Community Action Fund honors the deep roots of the Warren family and is focused on continuing the tradition of community service that Robert and Nadine Warren were passionate about. Grants are made to support programs that will improve the quality of life in the community in the areas of health, education, basic human needs, children and youth, agricultural education and training, historic preservation, scientific programs, arts and recreation, and the environment, among others.

For over 35 years, the Blue Mountain Community Foundation has worked to strengthen the well-being of communities in the Walla Walla Valley. It has grown to over $50 million in assets and has over 340 charitable funds benefitting the people of Garfield, Columbia and Walla Walla counties in Washington and Umatilla County in Oregon. The Foundation distributed over $5.6 million in grants and scholarships in 2020.


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