Fundraising To Support Nonprofits
The SRWC offers many ways to support our philanthropic giving to nonprofits providing essential services to women, children, families and seniors with the goal of developing a strong network of services in south Deschutes County. You can select a way to support our philanthropic giving that works best for you and your situation.
Make a Direct Contribution
You can make a contributions at any time to the Annual Grant Program. This program awards grants to local nonprofits. It is supported by donations plus SRWC community events and special projects.
You can purchase a Legacy Brick to celebrate your life in Sunriver or a loved one which will be installed in a walkway at the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center. This special project supports the SRWC philanthropy program.
You can donate $100 or larger and join the Power of 100+ Program. Your contribution when combined with those of 99+ other SRWC and community members, enables the SRWC to respond to a community need through an impactful grant of at least $10,000 to a nonprofit organization in south county.
You can contribute to the COVID-19 Nonprofit Fund and help local nonprofits provide essential services needed by our neighbors because of the pandemic.
You can sign up for a Charity Rewards or Matching Gift Programs. These programs are offered by businesses that match a donation or contribute a donation based on the amount of your purchases with no cost to you. Popular local charity awards programs are Fred Meyers Rewards or Amazon Smile.
Be a Sponsor of a SRWC Fundraiser
Individuals and businesses can sponsor one or more of our community fundraising events and are offered at various levels. Sponsors are critical to our philanthropic giving program because they provide the community backing we need to make events successful. Sponsors are on our community fundraising event pages.
Support SRWC Fundraisers
You can support our fundraising by attending our sponsored fundraisers, telling others about the events and inviting them to join you and when possible volunteering to help put them on. The SRWC sponsored fundraisers are varied including an award winning community art fair and social occasions raising funds for our community grants.
• The Sunriver Art Fair is a juried, 3-day annual event that showcases artists displaying their fine arts in an outdoor setting, a variety of professional entertainers, and a supervised children’s art center. It is the largest SRWC fundraiser and is made possible because of the efforts of approximately 150 volunteers.
• The Winter Gala is a fun winter evening with a dinner, dancing and an array of fundraising activities. Our second largest fundraiser is an event for those in the SRWC to celebrate our philanthropic giving and join with the community to support nonprofits in South Deschutes County.
• The Art Auction and Wine Event is a spring social event for the community that pairs delectable hors d’oeuvres, art and wine with a silent auction. Our most recent addition, it is a more intimate social event.
Your involvement helping put on fundraisers is critical to the success of our philanthropic giving. As an all volunteer organization we need members with a wide array of experience to fill numerous positions in our fundraising efforts. Go to Volunteer for more information about ways you can help with fundraisers.