Building Futures Foundation

Building Futures Foundation

The Building Futures Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation that supports individuals pursuing careers in the building industry through scholarships and tool grants.


Since 2007, we’ve awarded 112 scholarships and tool grants, representing a total investment of $186,250 in construction careers.






Students living in Clark County who plan to pursue a career in the building industry by attending a college, university, or a trade/technical school can apply for scholarships.


1st and 2nd year apprentices or new business owners in the building/construction industry can apply for tool grants. We welcome the opportunity to help you further your career!

2022-2023 RECIPIENTS

  • Chris North – Tool Grant Recipient, Fallen Warrior Landscaping
  • Tye Kangas – Washington State University, Mechanical Engineering
  • Sam Thometz – Arizona State University, Construction Management
  • Caleb Davis – Clackamas Community College, Engineering
  • David “Cooper” Chun – Clark College, Civil Engineering
  • Elizabeth Rowden – Washington State University, Civil Engineering
  • Jenna Childress – University of Arizona, Engineering
  • Joseph Cline – Washington State University, Electrical Engineering
  • Laura Muntean – University of Washington, Civil Engineering
  • Benz Brawley – George Fox University, Construction Management


Thank you to our 2022-2023 Building Futures Foundation Committee Members:

Melissa Bailey of PNW Fire Protection (Chair), Lisa Thompson of Heritage Bank, Jason Presser of Fairway Independent Mortgage, Jennifer Ramsay of WFG National Title, Anna Benson of Schluter Systems, Jamie Young of Uptown Screen Printing, Rebecca Waddell of IQ Credit Union, Kelsey Hendricks of Cambria and Melissa Galland of DO&Be.