Over $276,000 to be granted in 2016 (best year yet!) Thank You!
$224,100 in Pooled Grants + $51,900 in Member Designated Gifts CURRENT GRANT CYCLE - LETTER OF INQUIRY
The WRWF inspires and educates women to become leaders in philanthropy and brings significant, positive change to the community by pooling and distributing its members’ resources. CURRENT GRANT CYCLE - LETTER OF INQUIRY
to our members of WRWF for supporting pooled giving in order to create
positive social change in our community. CURRENT GRANT CYCLE - LETTER OF INQUIRY
The Wood River Women’s Foundation engages women in the power of collective giving. We are a membership organization with almost 300 women who, each year, make a commitment to the people of Blaine County. Together we direct and pool our talents and our funds in support of local nonprofit organizations, helping them to seek effective solutions to persistent problems and community challenges.
Through informed grant-making, our members expand their knowledge of the non-profits and the needs within our valley. We invest in the Wood River Valley by strengthening the social, economic, and cultural fabric of our community through philanthropy.
Our Mission: The WRWF inspires and educates women to become leaders in philanthropy and bring significant, positive change to the community by pooling and distributing its members’ resources.
ANNOUNCING GRANTS AWARDED FOR 2016!
Grant Recipients Requesting Over $10,000
The Advocates, Domestic Violence Housing First $25,000
Blaine County Education Foundation, Signature Programs to support BCSD Students and Teachers $25,000
Blaine County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Increase BCSAR Seasonal Mobility with UTV $21,500
Hemingway Elementary School, Star Lab: An Exploration of the Stars, Moon and a Laser Show $13,100
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Building Repair $14,000
Hunger Coalition and The Community Library, “Bloom” – Growing Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds $27,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center, Mental Health Services for Adolescents with Learning and Attention Issues $18,000
Little Wood River Public Library, Recycle and Rehabilitate the Little Wood River Library $20,000
National Alliance for Mental Illness [NAMI] – Wood River Valley, Sustainability, Marketing and Office Equipment Upgrade $25,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley and Blaine County Recreation District, Mainstreaming at Camp (MAC), requesting $20,000 Partial Funding based on Vote Count, $5,900
Total Grants Allocated to Requests over $10,000: $194,500
Grant Recipients Requesting $10,000 and under
Environmental Resource Center, Pesticide Action Program, $10,000
Rotarun Ski Club, LASAR Afterschool Program for Children to Learn to Alpine Ski and Race $7,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Elementary Strings Program Instrument Bank Project $10,000
NexStage Theatre, Drama Education Programs, requesting $7500 Partial Funding based on Vote Count, $3,100
Total Grants Allocated to Requests $10,000 and Under: $30,100
Projects not Funded
Hemingway Playground Fund, Hemingway Playground Renovation, $25,000
KDPI Drop In Radio, KDPI Localized Equipment, $15,000
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, Greenhouse Ventilation Project, $6,200
Wood River Land Trust, Rethinking Water: a community seminar on local water challenges and what we can do to address them, $15,200
The Wood River Women’s Foundation is celebrating 10 years of strengthening the social, economic, and cultural fabric of our community!
Message from the President
Here’s to another 10 years of giving in the valley. We are so proud of the impact we have made in the lives of our local families in so many ways. And it’s all because of you, our members of WRWF! Thank you for continuing your support of the WRWF by investing in our community.