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A nine-member committee is responsible for setting priorities, soliciting grant applications from local nonprofits and public schools, conducting a thorough evaluation, and making recommendations to the board of directors. Decisions are based on a combination of data, best practices, and knowledge of our community needs. The grants are made possible through the fundraising of the Sunriver Women’s Club and the generous support of our members and community-minded individuals and businesses.


Grant Application

● Download the current application form to your computer here: Application Form

Click the hyperlink above to open the application form. Click the File tab in the upper left corner and scroll down to  "Download"  to save the form to your computer. Fill it out the form on your computer, save it and then email the completed form to

● Upcoming Grant Deadlines

o February 15, 2024 (for a mid-March decision) 

Final Report form due before February 15, 2024 for March 2023 grant recipients.

Click the hyperlink above to open the Final Report form. Click the File tab in the upper left corner and scroll down to  "Download"  to save the form to your computer. Fill it out the form on your computer, save it and then email the completed form to

Eligibility Criteria

o Grant applicants are to be nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation or public schools.

o Grant funds are restricted to serving people in south Deschutes County.

o Grant services must address at least one of the five giving priorities: Child Safety, Education or Youth Development, Health/Mental Health, Hunger Preventions, or Shelter (see detailed description below)

o An agency or a public school may apply for one grant per year.

o Capital campaigns, endowment funds or sponsorships are not eligible.

o The SRWC will not be the majority funder for any program or project. Other funding sources must be identified or in-kind funds of more than the requested amount must be demonstrated.

o Grant funds may not be passed through to another organization except when an organization is functioning as the fiscal agent for a qualified project.

o Agencies previously receiving grant funds are required to be up-to-date on grant reporting prior to application for funding for the next year.  Reports inform the Philanthropy Committee of progress toward the goals stated in your grant and inform the committee of any concerns in meeting grant deliverables as stated in your award agreement. 

Philanthropy Program Priorities

The philanthropy program established five priorities to focus on giving impact.  All grants must provide services that impact one or more priorities.

Every child should grow up in a healthy and nurturing environment free from abuse and neglect. Therefore, we support:

● programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect

● programs that support children who have been abused

● child/teen safety initiatives

Every child should enter kindergarten ready to learn and be supported throughout their school years so they can be healthy, happy, and successful. We are especially interested in supporting programs targeted toward children in La Pine as those schools are currently not meeting state benchmarks for achievement and graduation rates. Therefore, we support:

● in school and out of school programs designed to support social, emotional, and academic growth for children pre-K through high school, especially for those who are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood

Everyone should have access to quality health services that improve the physical and mental health of our community. Therefore, we support:

● programs that address health inequalities and improve access to health services

● prevention programs that strengthen the health of our community’s residents

No one should go hungry. Best practice programs act as a hub for additional support services that provide a hand up out of poverty (i.e. - employment training, clothing, shelter, health services). Therefore, we support:

● programs that offer meals and food boxes along with additional support services

● programs that increase the nutritional value of food provided to food insecure individuals

All people should have a safe place to call home. Secure housing can stabilize families and children by providing security and personal safety. Therefore, we support:

● programs and services that keep people in their homes and prevent homelessness (repairs to make a home habitable, support for utilities, etc.)

● programs that provide shelter and placement services for people rebuilding their life after leaving their home (i.e. - domestic violence, fire, etc.)

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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