Overview of the SRWC Philanthropy Program
The Sunriver Women’s Club awards grants to support nonprofit agencies who are providing essential services to our south Deschutes County community. These grant awards are made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Sunriver Women’s Club and the generous support of our members and community-minded individuals and businesses.
The SRWC Community Grant Program
Areas of Focus for 2021-2022 Community Grants:
To focus our philanthropic contributions in the areas where we believe we can have the most impact, the club’s Philanthropy Committee has established four priorities for SRWC’s philanthropic giving:
Child Safety – We believe that every child should grow up in a healthy and nurturing environment free from abuse and neglect. However, the stresses of the pandemic have only exacerbated an already serious problem in south Deschutes County. Therefore, we wish to support:
Hunger – We believe that no one should go hungry yet many of our neighbors do. We know that those who are hungry are also likely in need of other ancillary services. Best practice programs act as a hub in the community for additional support services that will provide a hand up out of poverty (i.e. - employment training, clothing, shelter, health services). Therefore, we wish to support:
Shelter – We believe that all people should have a place to call home. Secure housing can stabilize families and children by providing security and personal safety. Therefore, we wish to support:
Education & Youth Development - We believe that 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 LaPine as those schools are currently not meeting state benchmarks for achievement and graduation rates. Therefore, we wish to support:
Health & Mental Health - We believe that everyone should have access to quality health services that improve the physical and mental health of our community -- its children, families and senior citizens. Therefore we wish to support:
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
There is not a maximum grant size, however, grants have ranged from $1,000 to $5,000 with the average grant approximately $2,500. The grant application has seven questions to be submitted along with the agency’s most recent financial statements and Board listing.
Agencies who have received grants are required to be up to date on reporting prior to submitting a new application. Reports inform the SRWC 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. Please use the following reporting forms:
For grants received in October 2020:
For grants received in February 2021:
For grants received in June 2021:
The Power of 100+
As a new initiative of the SRWC, the Power of 100+ is a separate and distinct effort from our Community Grant program allowing us to fund a larger, one-time project through direct contributions. Based upon the 100 Women Who Care program, SRWC members vote to select the sponsored project and then support it with their $100 donation. Each year one project will be selected to receive a $10,000+ contribution as our signature Power of 100+ Project. Proposals are not being accepted at this time.
The COVID-19 Nonprofit Fund
On March 29, 2020, the SRWC set up the COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund, soliciting donations to support nonprofits struggling to continue to provide much needed services to those impacted by the virus, isolation, job loss, etc. during this difficult time. Over the course of the pandemic the SRWC raised $45,833 to support our nonprofit partners. Fundraising concluded on May 31, 2021 and all remaining funds were distributed.