COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM - Awards $70,670 in 2022!
Thanks to all who volunteer at Sunriver Women’s Club fundraising events, who sponsor events and who donate directly.
Together, we are building a stronger community!
The Community Grant Program of the Sunriver Women’s Club funds projects being implemented by local nonprofit agencies that are designed to break the cycle of generational poverty in south Deschutes County. To learn more about generational poverty, click Understanding Poverty in our Community.pdf.
The Council on Aging of Central Oregon received $5,070 for the Meals on Wheels program that helps older adults remain independent in their homes for as long as possible. Volunteers deliver nutritious meals and perform wellness checks reducing social isolation. The grant supported expansion of fresh meals to south Deschutes clients one day per week (146 seniors currently served).
CASA of Central
Oregon was awarded $6,000 to recruit, train and support community
volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected foster
children in south Deschutes County. The CASA volunteer is often the only
consistent adult in a child’s life during their time in foster care. Children
with a CASA do better in school and find a permanent home sooner than those
without a CASA.
The Habitat for Humanity of La Pine - Sunriver received $4,000 for the Critical Home Repairs program that makes unsafe homes livable, providing health and safety repairs for families ensuring that low-income residents in south Deschutes are able to stay in the home they already own. The program made over 80 repairs in 2021. This grant will fund three to four repairs in 2022.
St. Vincent De Paul of La Pine provides a broad range of social services, including food, clothing, utility funds, propane, emergency shelter, personal hygiene items, showers, and more to anyone in need but also to many who are houseless. A grant of $3,000 was awarded to provide help with propane and utility bills.