Last month, Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation that identifies January 2021 as National Mentoring Month by the State of Washington. In the historic proclamation, Communities in Schools of Washington is specifically listed as an entity valuable to providing such resources to children. “…Mentoring Month is an opportunity to unite the residents of Washington to […]

Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS) made a significant impacton local nonprofit organizations this December with year-end community donations. Dubbed the “12 Gifts of Gratitude,” HMIS donated a total of $60,000 to 12 different nonprofits. Bob Wilkinson, president and general manager of HMIS, shared why these donations are so important. “These ‘12 gifts of gratitude’ are […]

Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin is honored to be awarded a share of the Foundation’s largest multiyear commitments to date. The new multiyear grants total more than $15 million in Systems, Power, and Action grants. Each organization will receive about $700,000 in flexible funding over the next three years. One of Group Health Foundation’s guiding […]

$9.4 million is awarded to 421 youth development organizations across Washington state. The Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund was made possible by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) and was led by School’s Out Washington working closely with the Washington State Department of Commerce. This one-time investment addresses the financial and programmatic challenges that have come […]

“The horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and resulting wave of protests across the country reminds us of a painful truth about our nation’s past and indeed the current times we live in.  At Communities In Schools® (CIS™), the majority of students we serve are children of color and children […]

We want to thank Abbey Weiss Cameron & Three Rivers Community Foundation for surrounding our students and families with a community of support during this time of increased needs due to COVID-19 prompting school building closures and stay-home orders! For information on our community partner, please visit their website at:

Amerigroup helps our community members secure healthcare and offers a variety of resources to ensure quality care!  Amerigroup has partnered with CISBF to support our Site Coordinator at River’s Edge High School with yearlong programmatic financial & in-kind donations!  Thanks to Amerigroup we were able to host a Hidden in Plain Sight event and will […]

Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health awarded a grant to Three Rivers Community Foundation to address social determinants that are most impactful to people’s health. Through a 3RCF grant application process, $391,000 was distributed to six organizations: Catholic Charities, Communities in Schools, Community Action Connections, Grace Clinic, The Chaplaincy, and Tri-Cities Residential Services to specifically […]