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Established Funds

Established funds are those that are currently in existence within SPCCF. You may make gifts to one or more of these funds.

This list and associated giving opportunities will expand over time as new funds are created by donors with specific interest areas.

The fund list will eventually be divided into several fund groups (endowments, donor-advised, field of interest, education grants, et cetera).

At this time, this is the full list of established funds.

Mission Funds

  • Greatest Needs Fund - donate - This permanent fund makes grants to support critical needs in south Pacific County. The SPCCF board directs the grants based on annual evaluation of funding gaps and rising needs.
  • Partners in Philanthropy - donate - Grants made from this fund support needs in south Pacific County based on donors' wishes. This fund is not endowed, and donations made in a current year may be granted during that year to specific activities or organizations. Donors tell us when making their donations which activities or organizations they wish to support.
  • SPC Community Endowment Fund - donate - Income from this permanent fund supports grants to fulfill the mission of SPCCF, to improve the quality of life in south Pacific County.

Donor Advised Funds

  • Carol Peterson Schwartz Memorial Fund - donate - Carol's Fund provides 2-4th year education grants to graduates of south Pacific County high schools who are pursuing degrees in medicine (nursing, pre-med), and to medical professionals who live or work in south Pacific County for continuing education courses in palliative care.
  • Ilwaco-Long Beach Kiwanis Club Fund - donate - Funds programs that support children and youth programs in south Pacific County.
  • Janet Mack Wilson Memorial Fund - donate - For graduating seniors of South Bend and Raymond High Schools, a scholarship for those pursuing studies in core sciences, engineering and mathematics. The award is $5,000 per student. Two awards, one per school, are available each year.
  • Pacific County Marine Resource Committee Fund - donate - Donations to the PC-MRC Fund go to fund grants for several events and programs. PC-MRC science conference, Marine Resource Committee Summit, beach cleanup through Grassroots Garbage Gang, and local science and environmental education programs in Pacific County Schools.
  • Rising Stars Fund - donate - Parents, relatives and community members donate funds for programs that support education excellence at Naselle-Grays River Valley School District.
  • Willapa Natural Resource Center Fund - donate - This Fund was established to raise capital for the Friends' spaces in a new headquarters building. The present office building is more than 70 years old and in poor condition, with no room for the Friends group or its activities.

Education Grant Funds

  • Chefs Jimella Lucas and Nanci Main Culinary Scholarship Fund - donate - Makes grants for young adults with high school diplomas or GED certificates who are interested in cooking skills, or in food quality, or food integrity studies.
  • Silent Key Fund - donate - Makes education grants to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) majors. The Pacific County Amateur Radio Club selects the awardees. Two grants are made per year, one each in north and south Pacific County.


  • Cornerstone Fund - donate - Donations support operation of the foundation during the current year.
  • South Pacific County Foundation Fund - donate - Donations help build an endowment for this fund; income from this fund supports operations.