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Gesa Community Foundation

Community Foundation


Founded 2022

At the heart of our mission, the Gesa Community Foundation (GCF) dedicates itself to nurturing and enriching the lives within our neighborhoods. As stewards of philanthropy, we are committed to overseeing and channeling the generous spirit of giving into transformative actions.

Our focus lies where need meets hope—enhancing the well-being of our community members by aligning with charitable partners who invoke positive change. We focus on projects that uplift our local heroes—the educators, firefighters, healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, and Veterans who teach, protect, heal, and serve us.  

Together, we can build a legacy of giving that echoes through generations and fosters a spirit of collective prosperity.
The Gesa Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Donate today, and join us in building stronger, savvier, more vibrant communities!

Recent Giving

Veterans Motorcycle
Local Heroes Grant Award

CVMA Chapter 11-6

(Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association)


CVMA Chapter 11-6 used the award money to help the Walla Walla Veteran’s Home purchase a recumbent exercise bike and provide entertainment for residents, such as movie nights, BBQs, and weekly outings. They used the remaining funds to help local Veterans in need.

Local Heroes Grant Award

Whitman Middle School PTSA

(Parent Teacher Student Association)


Whitman Middle School PTSA plans to use the reward money to remodel the school’s staff breakroom. This renovation project fulfills the PTSA’s desire to help create a positive and refreshing place for the incredible educators and support staff at Whitman Middle School.

Local Heroes Grant Award

Sunnyside Police Department


Sunnyside Police Department plans to use its award money to fit officers with ballistic helmets. These helmets will help shield them in the line of fire when they put their lives on the line to protect our friends, families, and neighbors.

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