United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties

kindergarten readiness community Grant

United Way is committed to working alongside local educators and community leaders to ensure that by 2032, 80% of all children in Cowlitz & Wahkiakum counties are prepared and ready for kindergarten. 

Firstenburg Foundation

Community empowerment Grants

The Firstenburg Foundation is a private philanthropic organization committed to improving the quality of life of citizens in communities in which First Independent Bank was originally established and thrived.

Washington Department of Commerce

Child Care Partnership Grants

The Washington State Department of Commerce is supporting local partnerships to develop action plans that stabilize and expand child care capacity in communities.

Commerce awards $1.36 million in community child care partnership grants

Commerce established the Safe Start Fund in partnership with Seattle Foundation to support economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with a public health and equity focus.

Seattle Foundation Safe Start

Safe Start for a Healthy Economic Transition & Recovery Fund

To provide much-needed assistance, the Washington State Department of Commerce has created the Safe Start for a Healthy Economic Transition & Recovery Fund (“Safe Start Fund”). Its goal is to prepare residents and entire communities to safely return to public life by creating support on a number of levels as Governor Inslee continues to work with public officials, health experts, employers, workers and philanthropic organizations to ensure the safety of every citizen statewide.