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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 Annual Grant Program

Proposals that initiate a new program in south Deschutes County or enable organizations to expand services to south Deschutes County are of interest; projects seeking on-going support will be considered.  Grant awards normally range between $500 and $5,000.  Applications for our next grant cycle will open on January 8, 2021 and close on January 29, 2021.  Applicants will be notified in April 2021 of grant decisions.  Grant awards will be distributed in mid-May 2021.

Reporting for Current Grantees:
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.  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. 

Please use the following reporting forms:

    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.  An RFP will be posted in late 2020 for our 2021 Signature Project.

      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.  Initially the SRWC COVID-19 Fund operated on an emergency basis disbursing $31,000 to agencies serving south Deschutes County over the past 5 months. 

      We are now transitioning our response with the goal of assisting our nonprofit partners in adapting to their new normal in a sustainable way.  To assist us in making decisions, we are implementing a short application with five questions to be submitted along with the agency’s most recent financial statements. There is not a maximum grant size, however, the average grant from the COVID-19 fund has been approximately $2,000.  Please see the COVID-19 Fund Application Instructions for more information.

      Application Deadlines:

      • September 25 for an October 25 disbursement
      • January 25 for a February 25 disbursement
      • May 25 for a June 25 disbursement


      To apply, please follow these links:

      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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