​​Sunriver Women's Club

Sunriver, Oregon

 projects update


Tuesday, May 16, 11:30 a.m.SHARC

Thank you for joining us in celebrating the 2017

SRWC grant recipients and the results of the SRWC’s fundraising throughout the year. The luncheon presented the 15 recipients, spotlighting their programs/projects addressing basic needs in the community.

Slide show presented at the 2017 giving lunch

2017 giving lunch


​Robert Ingersoll

Philanthropy Projects

The Philanthropy Committee oversees the selection of grant recipients and the distribution of the charitable funds raised by SRWC over the previous year.

Beginning in the fall, grant applications are solicited from local nonprofits, and in winter the 9 member Committee researches the received applications. The Committee contacts all applicants and reviews proposals, ultimately making recommendations to the SRWC Board. The Board awards the grants in the spring, with emphasis given to organizations that work with and for women, children and families. 

Please contact Shirley Olson at srwcphilanthropy@gmail.com.

SRWC Grants are awarded on a yearly basis. The SRWC views these charitable awards not as gifts, rather as investments in the betterment of our community.

The allocation of funds will be based on demonstrated need, how the funds will be used and their potential impact.

The 2017 Grant Application is not avaialable yet.

Boxtops for Education – Three Rivers School
Winter Wear Drive – Rosland Elementary School
Chemo Caps - St Charles Cancer Center
Soap - Share & Care

Patty loading winter wear for the
2016-2017 Winter Coat Drive

2017 SRWC Philanthropy Grants by Basic Need

2017 SRWC Grant Recipients

Kathleen Turner, Sunriver Art Fair,  Cheryl Storm, Philanthropy 2017, Shirley Olson, Philanthropy 2018, receiving $1000 for SRWC Philanthropy and $400 for SRAF from the Bank of the Cascades, Sunriver Branch.

​Sunriver Women's Club 2017 Grant Recipients

Sunriver Women’s Club Mission: To engage in philanthropic endeavors while providing social and community enrichment to our members and neighborhoods.

Winter Coat Drive - 2017-2018
As the temperatures drop please think about the children in Deschutes County who do not have winter clothing to wear to school or to wear to play in the snow. We are gearing up to change that! Starting at the October luncheon we will be collecting winter coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, scarfs and snow boots for the children in need at Rosland Elementary School in La Pine.

No time to shop - No problem! You can make a monetary contribution at the luncheon. I can then use the money to shop for specific winter items the school coordinator requests. Make checks payable to SRWC with a notation for "Coats for Kids." Remember all donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions please contact me Patty Pitera 610-349-0687 or edpitera@aol.com. We know snow can be lots of fun with the right gear so let’s make sure all children can enjoy the winter season so - go shopping!

Last year the total amount of money collected was $1526 and the total number of items donated was 557. 

mission statement

Because of our loyal members and fundraising activities the following non-profit organizations received grants:

Assistance League of Bend
Council on Aging of Central Oregon
Devin’s Destiny
Family Access Network
Grandma’s House
Healthy Beginnings
Holy Trinity Outreach
LaPine Community Kitchen
LaPine Park & Recreation
Newberry Habitat for Humanity
Rising Stars Preschool
SRCF, Partners in Education
Sunriver Music Festival
Sunriver Nature Center
Three Rivers School


We are excited to share the programs and projects the SRWC is supporting. 
The purpose of the grants we award are to support organizations providing basic necessities in South Deschutes County.  In doing so, we strive to improve lives & strengthen the community.
Today we spotlight each of the 15 grant recipients.

The above Giving Chart shows the five basic needs and the percentage of funds awarded.

$34,000 was distributed to 15, out of 16 nonprofit applications.
The grants address five basic needs.
We will look at each basic need & the grants awarded within it.

Philanthropy Committee

The Sunriver Women's Club Philanthropy Committee awarded $34,000 to 15 non-profit organizations serving South Deschutes county at its Annual Giving Luncheon on May 16, 2017.
The SRWC focuses its charitable awards on non-profit
organizations whose work primarily benefits those organizations meeting the basic needs (i.e. health, food, shelter, clothing and education) of the underserved population residing in the South Deschutes County area.