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With the intention of creating better environments and positivity for those experiencing hardship in the Gorge Community, Double Mountain brings you the DM Foundation.  Beginning with assistance to hospitality workers in the Gorge Community affected by the COVID-19, the DM Foundation quickly expanded and now provides assistance to multiple causes locally, regionally, and nationally .


Our vibrant and essential Brewery and Taproom staff are also experiencing extraordinary hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Double Mountain wanted to give back to the employees that have worked hard to make the brewery a success. This non-profit foundation formed after the initial government closure of dine-in restaurants to assist those laid-off due to the pandemic. The DM Foundation provides assistance for shelter, food, & healthcare to hospitality workers throughout the Gorge Community displaced by this crisis.

Recently, the United Way of Columbia Gorge awarded a generous $7500 grant for local grocery and Gorge Grown Farmer's Market gift cards to directly aid staff that are in financial distress. The foundation is extremely grateful for this gracious gift from the local community and is excited to expand our donations to reach more hospitality workers in the Gorge.

All funds raised will be distributed as direct support to eligible applicants in some of the ways listed below.  There is room in the criteria to help in other ways on a case-by-case basis in acute instances of crisis. All grants will be paid directly to vendors or through gift cards. 

Groceries/gas/home supplies



Insurance/COBRA payments

Medical expenses

Car payments or transportation costs

Child care

Medical expenses

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Donations can also be mailed to:

Double Mountain Foundation

PO Box 1660

Hood River, OR 97031

How To Apply For Aid
Please read the following and send an email to:

If you are a restaurant worker in the Gorge or a current/former Double Mountain staff member and find yourself in dire straits that unemployment benefits won’t cover please email the following; a brief note describing the issues that you’re facing and a paystub dated prior to December 2019.  Consider including information about your household such as; the number of dependents, total income, and expenses.  Your request will be evaluated alongside others as quickly as possible.


You do not need to provide a Social Security Number (SSN) to apply.
You should receive an email within 2 to 4 weeks of application submission.


For more information on how to get assistance for you or your employees, contact:

Special Thanks to United Way of The Columbia Gorge for their generous Donation. More about them can be found at

About us
The Double Mountain Foundation was organized during the pandemic COVID-19 outbreak after the closure of our restaurants and a dramatic downturn of our brewery business. Our mission is to provide financial assistance for current and former Double Mountain employees facing severe impacts on their personal lives during this crisis and provide a platform to help our staff in the future for other traumatic events. We are a community service organization that can assist our local community with charitable projects that benefit the lives of our citizens to make our towns a thriving place to live.

Tax Information
Your donation to the Double Mountain Foundation is tax-deductible. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and tax-exempt. Our tax identification number is 85-0510009.

For assistance or more information, please contact us at:

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