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Overview of the SRWC Philanthropy Program

The Sunriver Women’s Club awards grants to support nonprofit agencies whose work primarily provides basic necessities in south Deschutes County to women, children, families and seniors.  Basic necessities consist of food, shelter, health, clothing, education, child development and care.  These grant awards are made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Sunriver Women’s Club and the generous support of the Sunriver community and surrounding areas.

The SRWC Community Grant Program

The 2021 Community Grant Program has been modified to be responsive to changing community needs given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your programs. We are implementing a streamlined grant application process with three deadlines.

  • January 25, 2021 for a February 25 disbursement.
  • May 25, 2021 for a June 25 disbursement.
  • September 25 for an October 25 disbursement (as funding allows)

The pandemic continues to affect all of us, but especially those most vulnerable in our community. The goal of the SRWC philanthropy program for 2021 is to ensure that our nonprofit partners continue to have the resources necessary to meet the increased need in the areas of:

  • Child Safety - We will fund programs targeted at preventing child abuse and neglect, programs that support children who have been abused and child/teen safety initiatives. We fund programs that allow existing services to continue or will bring a new service/program to south Deschutes County.
  • Education/Youth Development - We will fund in school and out of school programs for children pre- K through high school that are designed to support academic success and increase graduation rates in south Deschutes County schools. Preference will be given to programs that target schools currently below the state averages in meeting achievement benchmarks and/or graduation rates.
  • Hunger - We will fund programs targeting south Deschutes County that offer nutritious meals and food boxes, but also act as a hub in the community for other ancillary services that families need. (i.e. - employment training, showers, clothing, shelter, health services)
  • Shelter - We will fund programs and services that support housing stability with the goal of keeping people in their homes and preventing homelessness in south Deschutes County. We will also fund programs that provide shelter and placement services for people who are rebuilding their life after leaving their home (i.e. - domestic violence, fire, etc.) as well as programs that support services such as utilities and repairs.


  • Grant applicants are to be non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation whose mission is to provide basic needs such as food, shelter, health, clothing, education, child development and care. Grant funds will be restricted to use for serving clients in south Deschutes County.
  • SRWC grant funds will not be awarded to support capital campaigns, endowment funds or sponsorships.
  • The SRWC will not be the sole funder for any program or project.
  • Grant funds may not be passed through to another organization except in the case where an organization is functioning as the fiscal agent for a qualified grantee.
  • Prior to receipt of funding for the next year, agencies receiving grant funds will be required to complete an interim report on progress toward stated outcomes and a final report on deliverables and use of funds as outlined in the grant award agreement.
  • For programs that are contingent on the Governor’s restrictions being lifted, please do not apply until you are reasonably sure that the proposed program will go forward. 
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 nine questions to be submitted along with the agency’s most recent financial statements.

To apply, please click on the links below:

Agencies receiving grants from the SRWC in 2020 are required to provide reports to inform the SRWC Philanthropy Committee of progress toward their goals and inform the committee of any concerns in meeting grant deliverables as stated in their award agreement. 

Please use the following reporting forms:

  • An Interim Report is due on or before November 30, 2020 and is required prior to making an application for a grant in 2021. 
  • A Final Report is due on or before April 30, 2021 and is required prior to receipt of new grant funds for 2021-22. 

The Power of 100+

As a new initiative of the SRWC, the Power of 100+ is a separate and distinct effort from our annual 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 an COVID-19 Nonprofit 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.

    The SRWC COVID-19 Fund has disbursed $43,000 from April 2020 through May 2021. 

    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
    PO Box 3334, Sunriver, OR  97707

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