Over $276,000 to be granted in 2016 (best year yet!) Thank You!

$224,100 in Pooled Grants + $51,900 in Member Designated Gifts

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OUR MISSION

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

 

THANK YOU

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

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INSPIRE  •  EDUCATE  •  COLLABORATE

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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

Grantees WRWF funded from top in clockwise rotation. Make a Splash, WOW, Hunger Coaltion, Lee Pesky, Girls on the Run, Green Dot & Flourish Foundation.
 
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The Wood River Women’s Foundation is celebrating 10 years of strengthening the social, economic, and cultural fabric of our community!

New Members

The Wood River Women’s Foundation conducts its pooled grant fund process once each year beginning in the fall. We consider applications from non-profit organizations in Blaine County.
* Funding for endowments and projects outside Blaine County will not be considered.
We look forward to working with you on this process. For more information, please contact us at wrwcf1@gmail.com. 

Message from the President

Joanne Wetherell

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.

Joanne Wetherell
President

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