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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 five 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:

  • programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect
  • programs that support children who have been abused
  • child/teen safety initiatives

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:

  • programs that offer meals and food boxes along with additional support services for children, women, families and/or seniors
  • programs that increase the nutritional value of food provided to food insecure individuals

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: 

  • 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.)

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:

  • 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 at-risk

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:

  • programs that address health inequalities and improve access to health services
  • prevention programs that strengthen the health of our community’s residents


  • Grant applicants are to be non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation.
  • Grant funds are restricted to 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 project.
  • Prior to receipt of funding for the next year, agencies receiving grant funds are required to be up to date on grant reporting.
  • Agencies may apply for one grant per year.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

  • September 15, 2022 (for a mid-October decision)
  • February 15, 2023 (for a mid-March decision)

Grant Application

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.

Applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back after July 15th for the updated application form for our September 15th grant deadline.

Grant Reporting

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:

Interim Report Form

Final Report Form

For grants received in June 2021:

  • Your interim report is due on or before December 31, 2021. 
  • Your final report is due on or before June 30, 2022.
For grants received in October 2021:
  • Your interim report is due on or before March 15, 2022.
  • Your final report is due on or before September 15, 2022.

For grants received in March 2022:

  • Your interim report is due on or before August 15, 2022.
  • Your final report is due on or before January 15, 2023

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.

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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