Beaches in the Community

Thanks to our Cruisin’ Sponsors…Les Schwab Tire Centers,
The Columbian, Vesta Hospitality, Robertson & Olson Construction, Interstate Rentals & Events, Garage Motorsports, The Black Pearl, Holland Partners Group, WW Payments & Multnomah Hot Rod Council

Beaches Giving Fund

Provide fun, entertaining community activities that allow us to collectively raise money for local families in need.

The Beaches’ Team is proud of our community involvement which began soon after our first restaurant opened in 1995 in Vancouver, Washington. The proceeds from these events and activities go right back into the community to help families directly, or indirectly through programs. Almost all of our funds are used for basic needs or educational programs to help kids succeed. Our criteria for giving comes down to a simple premise – It must have a positive affect on a local family with 100% of the monies committed to a specific cause/program.

We reached our goal of giving back $1,000,000 in donations by 2011 and worked hard to reach the $2,000,000 mark by the end of 2015. We surpassed $3.4 Million in donations by the end of 2022 and are on our way to $4 Million by 2025. We will also continue programs like Read across Clark County, Beaches Summer Social & Cruisin’, Cashback Days, Holiday Meals, Charity Tables and anything else that involves You! We can’t thank our Sponsors of the Cruisin’ enough for all their help & dedication. And, special thanks to Leslie Durst & the Courtney Irvin Foundation. We appreciate your commitment to our community. This is accomplished by our continued partnerships with people in the community who support our mission. Thank you!

Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved or contribute a donation to one of the many organizations we are associated with—please write or call:

Beaches Giving Fund
1919 SE Columbia River Dr.
Vancouver WA 98661
360-699-1592 Please ask for Mark or Ali

Give us a Call!
Examples of Recent Community Recipients

Boys & Girls Club of SWW
The Unity Center
NW Association for Blind Athlete
Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools
Santa’s Posse
Vancouver Women’s Foundation
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center +
Rosemary Anderson High School
Friends of the Children
iUrban Teen
Children’s Justice Center
Bridge the Gap
Police Activities League
Cascadia Tech
Lighthouse Financial
Battleground Healthcare
YWCA Clark County
Legacy CAAT Program
SHARE Vancouver
Multnomah Hot Rod Council Toys for Tots
Free Clinic of SWW

Popular events

At Beaches we think it feels good to have fun and give back all at the same time!

Beaches Giving Table

The Thod Madsen or Leslie Durst Giving Table is a minimum donation of $5 at lunch and $10 at dinner… But you can give as much as you like. Call and reserve today!


Every Wednesday night all summer long! Starts the first week of June and runs through the end of September.

Read Across Clark County

This is a county wide program for first graders where we provide a breakfast for them & their parents. It encourages the parents to come into the schools and read with their kids.
Beaches Team & Volunteers will surf around 50 schools serving 6000+ kids & parents. We all come together to make Reading an Adventure!
We have been doing this since 1996. It started out with one school who really needed help to encourage parents to get involved. It’s just one of those programs that makes ya feel good!

Community Wall

Recognizing community contributors who help make Vancouver an amazing place to live. We thank every person and organization who has donated time, skills, services and money to those in need.