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Community Grant Program

The goal of the Sunriver Women's Club philanthropy program is to build a strong network of services that improves the lives of people in our community. The program gives to nonprofits and public schools that provide services in five priority areas (Child Safety, Hunger Prevention, Shelter, Education & Youth Development, Health and Mental Health) and exclusively to people living in south Deschutes County.  To learn more about how these grants impact the south Deschutes County community click here.

The Community Grant Program provides grants twice a year: February 15 and September 15. Grant eligibility criteria and applications are available here.


The Sunriver Women’s Club responds to current events and community needs with special fundraising efforts.

Hunger Prevention Fund

The Sunriver Women’s Club kicked off a new fundraising effort, the Hunger Prevention Fund, to combat food insecurity in south Deschutes County. The campaign kicked off at the May 11, 2023 Board meeting and will continue through March 2024. The intent of the campaign was to raise funds for local food pantries to help offset costs due to increased demand and need and unparalleled food and fuel prices. The three local nonprofits to receive funds are the La Pine Community Kitchen, Sunriver Care & Share Outreach, and St. Vincent de Paul of La Pine. SWRC will gather and distribute funds monthly to these organizations.


Power of 50 for Education Fund 

In March 2023, the Sunriver Women’s Club awarded a $55,586 transformational grant to the South County Collaborative (SCC) as seed money for an exciting new initiative to support and empower youth in south Deschutes County. The SCC emerged from conversations club members had with community members, nonprofit leaders, and school administrators in order to identify strategies to best assist students and parents in the area. It is a collaborative group of those working with youth to implement the strategies. The Power of 50 for education funds were raised in honor of the club’s 50th anniversary and dedicated to expanding opportunities for local students.

COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund

On March 29, 2020, the COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund began soliciting donations to support nonprofits struggling to provide services to those impacted by the pandemic. Fundraising concluded on May 31, 2021 and all remaining funds were distributed. Over $45,000 was raised for our nonprofit partners.

The Power of 100 Program: One hundred women giving $100 each was initiated in September 2018.  It enabled club and community members to make a larger contribution for a specific need. It funded two projects at $10,000 each.

The Sunriver Women's Club (SRWC) is a  501C (3) nonprofit community service organization that welcomes members from Sunriver and the surrounding communities. 

The essence of the SRWC is to be a caring partner to our neighbors, nonprofits in south Deschutes County, local businesses and visitors.

The majority of our members are from Sunriver, La Pine and Bend-everyone is welcome.  Members participate in social and philanthropic activities.  The membership year runs from October 1 through September 30, but you may join in any month. Click on JOIN US to start your membership process.

Sunriver Women's Club
18160 Cottonwood Road, PMB 865, Sunriver, OR  97707

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