The aspen leaf is Wood River Women’s Foundation’s (WRWF) symbol. An entire colony grows from a single tree spreading underground. Known for rapid growth, each aspen grove springs from a single source.
Sustainability for the Future
Wood River Women’s Foundation is now in its 12th year of operation and grant-making. In 2016 it became an independent not-for-profit organization, with the 501(c)(3) IRS designation. We have grown from 27 founding members to over 300 members. Our size and contribution is unique for a small community.
The Right Purpose
Now in our second decade of grant making we realize it is very important to assure the sustainability of the Wood River Women’s Foundation in order to continue our mission of bringing significant, positive change to our community.
The Wood River Women’s Foundation Endowment Fund (the “Endowment”) is a permanently restricted fund with the goal of ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Wood River Women’s Foundation.
The Endowment’s principle balance is to be set aside in perpetuity, and a portion of the fund’s annual investment performance will be utilized to help cover the foundation’s operating expenses.
The Right Time
The Wood River Women’s Foundation has over 300 philanthropic members who have given over 2 million dollars in pooled grants to non-profits in Blaine County to date. Our organization continues to thrive with the help and dedication of volunteers. By engaging much needed professional staff, we insure the future of our foundation.
It allows our volunteers the needed time to concentrate on our mission. To date, expenses of our operation far exceed the administrative fees collected from our membership. There are times when operational funds are subsidized by generous members. It is time for us to support our operations with an Endowment Fund.
Making the Endowment a Reality
Announced at our Annual Meeting in 2017, the Wood River Women’s Endowment Fund has become an integral part of our sustainability. Gifts donated prior to December 2017 place donors in the endowment Founder’s Circle. A gift donated at any time thereafter will have an impact on your community forever. Please sign the enclosed contribution form to announce your gift to the Wood River Women’s Foundation Endowment Fund. All funds are tax deductible.