The Cascades Benevolence Board (CBB) provides funding to charitable organizations who serve under-resourced members of our community and individual financial assistance on a short-term interim basis after all other assistance from family, friends, savings, or investments has been explored. With regard to individuals, assistance from the CBB is intended to be a one-time gift only. We aim to partner with recipients and dispense benevolence in a way that preserves dignity and encourages long-term financial stability.
The CBB works in close partnership with the Family Community Resource Center (FCRC) Coordinators at our local schools who work closely with known families in their school community. The FCRCs may refer families to the CBB for assistance which ensures proper relational supports exist to help people thrive and become more self supportive. Individuals requesting assistance must also be willing to receive financial, family, or clinical counseling. Please note that the CBB is not geared to address chronic financial concerns or anyone who, in its estimation, will have negative or irresponsible behavior reinforced by financial help. Those requesting assistance must also be willing to give the CBB permission to follow up on any of the information provided on the application which is provided below.
Examples of possible CBB assistance include, but are not limited to the following:
Needs that may not be met by the CBB include, but are not limited to the following: