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White Salmon Valley Education Foundation

White Salmon Valley Education Foundation

Sponsored by Cardinal Glass

Amanda Lawrence, Exec. Director
PO Box 2231
White Salmon, WA 98672
(541) 490-3466

The WSVEF is dedicated to enhancing the quality of public education within our community by creating a stable source of supplemental funding for curriculum enhancement, modernization and innovation in our schools, and investment in our teachers. At least 25% of every donation goes to the WSVEF’s endowment fund, which will allow for continued grant funding into the future.
Giving our community of kids a world of opportunity.
If you’d like to learn more about our mission and work, check out our website, or send an email to be added to our e-newsletter list.



At the WSVEF, our schools are our priority. We’ve supplied more than $3.6 million dollars to over 140 programs in the White Salmon Valley School District since 2006.

Direct Giving

Each year the Foundation distributes at least $40,000 in direct awards through a twice-yearly granting process. The grants have provided important enhancements, tools, and trainings across all subject areas and grades. We have also worked closely with the District to help fund initiatives that have provided the latest in computers, laptops, and tablets for nearly every child in all four schools.


We’ve accessed more than $2.9 Million in grant funds, generating a 50-to-1 return on investment for our external grant writing efforts on behalf of the District. Grants we have written for our schools have provided after school programs, technological equipment, professional development, field trips, outdoor schools, robotics, musical instruments, and much more.


Over the last four years we’ve coordinated the College and Career Days at Columbia High School, providing our students opportunities to meet with representatives from local and regional colleges and hear from dynamic leaders and professionals in our community.

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