The Sherwood Trust announced $1 million in Core Grant awards today, adding to the more than $30 million the organization has awarded since it was established in 1991.

Such awards are for requests of more than $20,000 that advance Sherwood Trust’s vision of an inclusive and thriving Walla Walla Valley, Executive Director Danielle Garbe said in a news release.

The range of projects submitted for grant review included investments in new jobs, infrastructure projects to support communities and enhanced structures that contribute to a higher quality of life, Garbe said.

The 2018 Core Grant awards are as follows:

  1. Walla Walla Community College Foundation — up to $200,000 to fund new director for equity and inclusion over three years.
  2. Blue Mountain Action Council — $145,000 for Commitment to Community neighborhood programs through June 2019.
  3. City of Walla Walla — $125,000 for third year of a four-year pledge toward the renovations made to Veterans Memorial Pool.
  4. Community Council — $120,000 for the second year of pledged support for operations and the hiring of an advocacy position.
  5. Little Theatre of Walla Walla — up to $110,000 for hiring a new theatre manager over three years.
  6. Rural Development Initiatives Inc. — $72,000 for leadership cohort training in Dayton.
  7. Dayton Development Task Force — $65,000 toward construction of playground facilities at Caboose Park.
  8. Lillie Rice Center — $65,000 to support community-based employment programs.
  9. Providence St. Mary Foundation — $50,000 toward construction of family birth center at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
  10. City of Waitsburg — $30,000 toward flood feasibility study and emergency management outreach activities.