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THE APPLICATION:  Any 501(c)3 human service agency or program that has been serving basic human needs in the Columbia Gorge (Hood River, Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Sherman counties) for a minimum of two years by the time of the application deadline is welcome to apply for funding.  The application process begins in December for the upcoming year.  Please contact our office to request that an application packet be emailed directly to you (541-386-6100 or 

Each program applying for funds is required to have the complete application returned to the United Way of the Columbia Gorge by the February deadline as stated in the application packet.  A checklist of items needed for a complete application is found in the instructions.  

REQUIRED INFORMATION:  In addition to a completed application and financial form (found in the packet), each agency/program is required to submit: (1) proof of their 501(c)(3) status, (2) a copy of their most recent 990 Federal Tax Form and/or audit, (3) a list of their Board of Directors/Commissioners.

THE PRESENTATION:  A representative from each applying program is also required to give a 10 minute (or less) presentation to the Allocations Committee, followed by a 10 minute question/answer period.  Presentations are done in March each year with three optional locations:

     The Dalles (The Dalles Chronicle Meeting Room)

     Hood River (Hood River County Administration Building)

     White Salmon (Klickitat County Pioneer Center)

Presentations are scheduled on-line each February with specific dates and details found in the application packet. 

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