Burchell Fund Grants Announced

The Joan Burchell Fund of the Gorge Community Foundation announced grants to six recipients for its 2017 grant cycle.  The Burchell Fund supports projects ranging from arts to social services, health care and the environment.  2017 Burchell Grant recipients include the Washington Gorge Action Program for a new hydroponic farming system to provide fresh produce to those in need…the Hood River Warming Shelter for sleeping bags and cots…the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation for a program to teach youth health life skills…the Rowena Wildlife Clinic to provide care for native eagles…FISH to provide summer meals to underserved children…and Gorge MakerSpace for tools and furniture for a new makers’ facility in Bingen  Over $71,000 has been granted through this fund since its inception in 2010.