GIVE METHOW | OCTOBER 1st - 31st


HOW TO DONATE: Click on the Donate button to support Give Methow nonprofits in one, easy transaction. 100% of your donation goes to the nonprofits you support - we take care of the credit card fees.

GIVE METHOW REQUESTS: Each organization has requested your donations for a special project or general support. Once they meet their goal, their request will show "Fully Funded"! However, they would still love your continued support via their website provided in their entry.

GROW THE STRETCH POOL: An anonymous donor who loves the Methow Valley has seeded the "stretch pool" with $20,000. Each Give Methow participant will receive a percentage of the stretch pool based on the total amount they raise. You can support ALL Give Methow participants in one gift by helping to grow the stretch pool!

FUNDAY MONDAYS!: Each Monday of the campaign, we will draw a name from all donations on that day and the winner will receive $500 to spend on Give Methow any way they choose! Applies only to online gifts.

YOUR TAX DEDUCTION: You will receive an email confirmation of your gift immediately after your donation and a second detailed tax-receipt will be emailed to you from the Community Foundation of NCW. We will send your donation information to the organizations you support so they can send you a special thanks. If you do not wish that information to be released, you can choose to be anonymous and we'll keep your donation private. The Community Foundation will not add your name to any lists!

GIVE FROM YOUR CFNCW FUND: Do you have a Donor Advised Fund at the foundation? You can support Give Methow directly from your account online! Just login to your account, click on the "Grant Catalog" tab, and enter the donation amount for the nonprofits you want to support. It's fast, easy, and fun! Learn more about our Donor Advised Funds.

CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPPORT: Should you have questions or need assistance during your giving experience, please call (509) 663-7716 or email jennifer@cfncw.org and we will be happy to assist you!

Grant Requests

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An anonymous donor who loves the Methow Valley has seeded a Stretch Pool with $20,000. Add a donation to the Stretch Pool and the final amount will be distributed among ALL Give Methow nonprofits based upon the amount they raise during the campaign. This is a great way to boost your donation and support all participating nonprofits!
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Give Methow Nonprofits

Aero Methow Rescue Service
Prepared to Help You All Day, Every Day!
Did you know that two thirds of our responders are Volunteers? You expect Aero Methow Rescue Service responders to be well trained and prepared and our equipment to be reliable and safe. We honor your trust. It is essential that we train and study to ensure your care is the best we can provide. It is an inherent desire in many responders to continue to seek knowledge and improve their skills. Aero Methow strives to ensure the responders receive the highest quality training and continuing education. Several of our responders are training to advance their level of certification, from Emergency Medical Responders to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), from EMT to Advanced EMTs (AEMT) and from EMT to Paramedic. Your donation will support our vital emergency responder training, and injury prevention and community programs. Together we will be prepared!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
7,105.00
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American Legion Post 0143 Methow Valley
Help Us Celebrate our 100th Birthday
American Legion Post 0143 Methow Valley was born April 7, 1920. Since then, Veterans have celebrated and mourned at our Twisp Hall at 626 Bridge Street with weddings and funerals or just a gathering of friends. Our hall is serving us well. Approximately 30 Members maintain $200,000 in real property. Our work is set for us to pass on this inheritance to the next generation of veterans. We require money for electricity, water/sewer, and insurance. Building repair and upkeep is a must... and an outdoor BBQ. A new law called The Legion Act has been passed extending the war era period from December 7, 1941 to present day. This opens our membership up to many who were once left out of the American Legion. Donate to keep our community of Veterans healthy and housed.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
240.00
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Cascadia Music
Building Community Through Music Education and Experience
Your contributions create Scholarships and an Instrument Loan Program so that music lessons are within reach for every family in the Methow Valley, and programs like Public School Strings, Youth Orchestra and Summer Camp that wouldn't be possible without your generosity. Your support creates opportunities for everyone to be a part of ensembles like Cascadia Chorale and Methow Valley Orchestra, continuing the Holiday Concert tradition in our community for the last 30+ years.  Your support of events and workshops brings talented musicians from all over the world to enrich our lives and lead master classes for students of every age. Your gifts make it possible to share the joy of music!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,365.00
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Classroom in Bloom
Greenhouse and Extended Farm to School Programs
"This pesto is the best, it is almost better than my grandmas!" What a compliment to receive, as our summer camp kids harvested fresh basil from the greenhouse to make a delicious treat with their cucumber snack. Classroom in Bloom is a one-acre and growing, K-12 student-led garden on the Methow Valley School District campus. Every child grows, tends, harvests and eats nutritious and fresh food at their school garden here in the Methow Valley. In 2018, students harvested over 3,000 pounds of produce incorporated into the school lunches and weekly snacks throughout the year. With your continued support, students of the Methow Valley will eat more fresh food and experience garden education with our new farm expansion, greenhouse, and extended year-round programs. Not only is the garden a magical place to grow and eat fresh and nutritious foods, we work with teachers and students to integrate our discovery-based lessons directly into K-12 classrooms. This year we are growing our high school programs to incorporate a sustainable farming and horticulture class. Together we are creating a new generation of environmental leaders, critical thinkers, and land stewards in rural eastern WA. Students truly know where their food comes from in the Methow Valley because of our community's vision to support farm-to-school education. Individual gifts from the community are Classroom in Bloom's primary source of funding and your gift develops healthy students and healthy learning. Thank you for your sustained support!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
4,565.00
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Confluence Gallery and Art Center
Art in the Wild Summer Camp
Art In the Wild is a month-long summer art camp for all kids ages 6 – 12 with community service volunteer opportunities for ages 13 to 18. Each week explores the natural world through art making, providing an enriching art camp experience that is accessible for any child in the Methow Valley. In 2019, 38 families requested sliding scale or $1 a day tuition for camp, no family was turned away because of their inability to pay. This program is critical to low and middle income families living in the Methow where the options for affordable summer enrichment that is substantial virtually does not exist. With your contribution we can guarantee this program will continue to serve our community for years to come.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
3,020.00
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Cove Methow Valley Food Bank
Feeding and Caring for the Methow Valley Community
Every Thursday morning, The Cove Food Bank is buzzing with volunteers preparing soup, sandwiches, snacks and dessert for the 60-100 families that come by for a meal and to pick up food to stock their kitchen shelves for the week ahead. Bags are filled with food and hearts are filled with gratitude. Smiles and conversation, hugs and maybe some laughter, or even a few tears are shared. Families arrive with children in tow, singles, couples, elderly, young or old; hunger knows no discrimination. Every Friday, supplemental food for the weekend is distributed at our local schools for the days when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. No child should ever go hungry. The Aid and Assistance program provides emergency financial help for our clients with rent, utilities, gas money or other critical expenses during times of crisis. With your help through the Give Methow campaign, we can continue to honor and respect one another at difficult times in our lives. Thank you!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
6,800.00
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Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
Sun Mountain Trail System Improvements
Have you had a chance to check out the 14 miles of new singletrack at the Chickadee Trailhead? Did you know that we have invested over $150,000 in new and existing summer trail infrastructure in the Sun Mountain area in the last 2 years? The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Methow Chapter works to protect, enhance, and create high quality, sustainable mountain biking opportunities in the Methow Valley. This fall we are aiming to raise $10,000 to make improvements to the multi-user trail experience at Sun Mountain, including a comprehensive map and trail signage plan: kiosks with maps, trail signs, and a geo-referenced map for electronic devices. With the completion of the Thompson Ridge trail this October and the entire trail project in 2020, the Sun Mountain trail system is becoming a world-class summer destination. We need your continued support now to improve and invest in the recreational future of the Methow Valley! WE ARE ALL IN FOR TRAILS! Let's make it happen.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,315.00
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Friends of the Pool
Slipp'n and Slide'n: Big Plans and Little Repairs
If you missed the slide this year at the Pool, you're not alone. Friends of the Pool, with your help, will make sure the slide is up and ready for the 2020 season and ensure we can all have fun slipping and sliding! In addition to fixing the slide, each year there are numerous small repairs that we help finance to fix. Items on our wish list this year include repairing the cover, replacing shade tarps, purchasing new patio furniture, and buying a winter cover for the pool cover wheel. All these small items and repairs help assure a quality and safe experience for our swimming friends. As we continue to make fixes and repairs to our pool today, we are working on big plans for the future like adult swim lessons, masters swim programs, covering the pool and more! In the meantime, with your contribution, we can keep our Wagner O. Memorial pool up and running and in good shape for years to come.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
4,405.00
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Friends of the Winthrop Public Library
Construction Documents for Our New Library!
Thanks to your help, participation, input and support, the concept for your new library is designed! Next, we are ready to move into detailed construction and design documents, but we need your help. You've told us you want this new library as a place to gather, connect and discover. Help us get through this next phase with a donation to help fund these critical documents!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
3,030.00
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Jamie's Place
A Real Home in the Methow, Serving Those Who Need Long Term Care
Jamie's Place is the only adult family home in the Methow valley; a place for 12 seniors that is close to home, family, and community. It is also one of the only 501c3, non-profit adult family homes in the state, built on the model of the Green House Project, a national organization promoting non-institutional, home environments where residents, their families, and the staff engage in meaningful relationships built on equality, empowerment, and mutual respect. Although the founding of Jamie's Place is a wonderful story and over 70 residents, their families and friends have benefitted from care, Jamie's is facing the reality that there is an aging population in the valley that will need long-term care but doesn't always have the means to pay for it. This results in an increasing number of applicants who are low-income and qualify for Medicaid. Unfortunately, DSHS in Washington State only provides 50% coverage for Medicaid residents of Adult Family Homes. As we work to meet changes in healthcare, aging and increasing rural poverty, your gift will help realize our belief that everyone who wants to should be able to live at Jamie's Place, regardless of ability to pay. Thank you for supporting Jamie's Place and ensuring that it remains the valuable and well-loved community resource that it has been for so many years.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,985.00
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Little Star School
Growing Our Community Through Early Child Education
Little Star is more than a school. It's a pivotal place in the Methow where children and families meet, learn, and grow together, forming a strong and enduring community. Because of your generosity, this year our amazing teachers will be caring for 130 students from infancy through 6 years of age! As we strive to meet the needs of our community, your support is more important than ever. From financial aid for families, to parent support classes and teacher trainings, to the ongoing care of our beautiful classrooms, your generosity ensures that every child has a place to shine. Together we share a common vision that investment in early learning benefits children, families, businesses, and our entire community. Thank you for your support!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
8,735.00
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Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation
After 50 Years, It's Time to Replace the Day Lodge!
People who skied at the Loup as children are now skiing there with their grandchildren. And a few with their great-grandchildren. There are very few places you can take your grandkids that remain essentially the same – the same mountain, the same sport, the same values of participation and giving back. And the same fun to share between generations! We're looking at the next 50 years – it's our turn to make a difference. 50 years ago the Wolf Den Lodge was built to get people out of the elements and give them a place to have a meal and warm up before the next run. The Lodge was built with a plan that it would last 20 years. It's done far more than it was designed to and for far more years than planned. The time has come to replace the Lodge, and refresh the school, rental, and repair facilities. To do that we need your help! We need to raise $1,000,000 to accomplish this. We've received pledges of $350,000 so far from foundational donors! Now it's up to the rest of us.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
7,410.00
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Methow Arts Alliance
FREE Arts Education Programs for 721 Methow Valley students
WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR DONATION: We ensure that all kids in the Methow Valley School District (721) have ACCESS to ART! We hire and mentor local artists (25+ artists) – guaranteeing that artists can live and work in our community. We work with schools to develop art curriculum that aligns with WA State learning standards and measure its success. We fund and provide all art supplies necessary to teach our programs. We integrate the Arts into other subjects – helping students think creatively through the process of learning in subjects such as math, science, biology and geography. We bring performing artists from around the globe to perform and engage with our rural students. THANK YOU for making the Arts a vibrant part of our students lives!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,530.00
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Methow At Home
More Than Helping Our Elders Stay in Their Homes!
In communities across the nation, people are joining together to develop "Virtual Villages." Villages have proven to be an effective, economical strategy for helping independent people age safely and successfully in their own homes. Methow At Home's mission is to support our members who want to remain in their homes as they age. We launched in December of 2015 and since then, our volunteers have filled over 1,600 requests for assistance up and down the Methow Valley. Our 175 volunteers provide services to our now over 200 members (many of whom are MAH volunteers) including transportation to medical appointments, help with household chores, and clearing snow in the winter months to name just a few. Methow At Home is there for our members whenever help is needed. We also provide social opportunities such as hikes, potlucks, and educational talks for our members, our volunteers, and for the greater Methow community. We offer full and partial grants to people who would otherwise not be able to afford membership and your financial support helps make that possible. Thank you for considering donating to Methow At Home!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
6,055.00
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Methow Beaver Project
Restoring our watershed: Beavers and the Methow Beaver Project
If you need water, support the Methow Beaver Project! Beaver dams store a lot of water on the landscape and release it slowly through our long dry season, providing essential water to wildlife and humans. New discoveries made at the Methow Beaver Project show beaver dam building advances the recovery of wildfire impacted streams and may prevent the burning of stream corridors during wildfires, which saves more water and habitat. North American beavers and their dams helped shape the Methow River watershed. They were once found in great abundance across the valley but far fewer live and work in our watershed today meaning far less water is being stored on our landscape. The Methow Beaver Project is working to change that score and restore native beavers to the Methow River watershed. Support beaver restoration and help ensure a better, more sustainable future for the Methow Valley!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,215.00
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Methow Conservancy
Inspiring people to care for the land of the Methow Valley
You love this Valley. Perhaps it is your home and the soil is a part of you. Or, perhaps, the Valley grabbed your heart on a dark night when the stars lit up the sky or an early morning when the sun rose over the rugged ridgelines. You are a part of a community that loves this Valley and together we share a commitment to making sure future generations will find a Methow Valley like this. The Methow Conservancy is your local land trust, here to protect the rivers, habitats, and scenic views we all love. Your support not only protects key landscapes. You also sponsor educational programs like our 4th Grade School Yard Science or our free monthly First Tuesday programs that help everyone learn more about the natural history of the Valley. And, you ensure agriculture has a home in the Methow Valley forever as we launch new programs to support farmers, ranchers, and agriculturalists. Together, we'll make sure that what you love about the Methow Valley endures forever.
Requested
10,065.00
Funded
10,065.00
Fully
Funded!
Methow Housing Trust
Making Affordable Home Ownership Real for Valley Residents
"My family has been here since 1917. We love it here. The Methow feels like extended family. Getting the key to our own home, there was a sense of relief." -Lisa Marshall (Doran), homeowner. 50% of local residents can no longer afford to own a home in their own community. If we lose the sense of community that comes from embracing a wide variety of residents with varying income levels, we will have lost the heart of the Methow Valley. Donate today and help make homeownership a reality for more Methow Valley families.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
4,680.00
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Methow Recycles
Inspiring and Facilitating Resource Conservation!
Sweet Dovey inspires us to continually up our game and to work toward goals that help our community reduce waste. Like brushing your teeth every day, reducing the amount of waste we generate is just the right thing to do to keep our world healthy. It's what we do here! Can you imagine a Methow Valley known far and wide for decreasing the amount of trash it sends to the landfill each year? Or a Methow Valley known as THE destination for zero waste weddings and events? How about garbage that doesn't smell because all food waste is composted? Through our work with children, the Repair Cafe, Take it or Leave it, and the Tool Library the movement YOU'VE asked for is coming to life! We are practicing our own zero waste events as we encourage and support others seeking to do the same. Along with recycling, these programs are only possible through your generous support. You can continue supporting Methow Recycles at www.methowrecycles.org.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
7,625.00
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Methow Trails
Winthrop to Twisp Community Trail
Methow Trails is spearheading an effort to develop a trail connecting the towns of Winthrop and Twisp. The trail project would make a vital connection within the Methow Valley, providing a safe route to the schools, an alternative to driving, and a key recreational connection to many valley amenities. We believe this trail will contribute to the local economy, better connect our communities, and will promote physical and mental health within our county. This trail concept was ranked as the number one future trail priority in the 2018-2019 Community Outreach Survey. Funds raised directly support scoping, outreach, and development of sections of this trail.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
3,795.00
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Methow Trails Collaborative
Annual Save a Trail Project
For 3 years running the Methow Valley Trails Collaborative (MVTC) has performed trail maintenance on trails that are in need of support. Funds raised from this campaign will support our 2020 Save A Trail project that will build on the success of the Burch Mountain, Lewis Butte, and Riser Lake trails. The MVTC builds and strengthens relationships among trail managers, advocates, and user groups to support and enhance sustainable trail experiences in the Methow Valley.
Requested
7,500.00
Funded
1,270.00
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Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival
25th Anniversary Season
The Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 25th season next June, welcoming professional musicians from around the world for performances throughout the Methow Valley. Donations from Give Methow will help fund the Festival's extensive outreach program, including free concerts in Mazama, Winthrop and Twisp.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
870.00
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Methow Valley Citizens Council
Methow Climate Action Plan
Given the dramatic increase in local effects from climate change, such as enduring fire seasons and water shortages, the time is ripe for an increased focus on local climate organizing. Methow Valley Citizens Council is working to make that happen. MVCC is convening community leaders from many sectors of our community - from local government to high school youth (and many others) - to develop a climate action plan for the Methow Watershed. As a result, this fall, a Methow Climate Action Task Force is convening public workshops to identify and prioritize meaningful actions for climate action in the valley. Your support will ensure that by early 2020, the Methow Valley will have a long overdue action plan that helps us adapt to a changing climate and be part of the long-term global solution.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
7,565.00
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Methow Valley Community Center
Help Light Up Our Gym!
The MVCC serves as a hub for community gatherings, recreational sports, celebrations and more while also providing a home for the public library, farmer’s market, senior center, and several local businesses. Our auditorium/gymnasium is in desperate need of a lighting upgrade, and we need your help to make it happen! Your contribution will help us through Phase 1 of this project: installing lights and a control system for the front of the stage. We plan to continue the project with finishing lighting for the stage and balcony. Thank you for helping us continue to improve our Community Center for all to enjoy!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,990.00
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Methow Valley Education Foundation
Invest in the Future of Methow Valley Students
The cost of higher education keeps rising, and many Methow Valley students struggle to finance their schooling. By donating to the Methow Valley Education Foundation through the Give Methow campaign, you will be helping to fund $10,000 of the cost of a full $12,000 four-year scholarship. Each scholarship provides $3,000 per year, for up to four years of the student's educational program at vocational and trade schools, community colleges, and universities. Applicants are evaluated primarily on financial need, with secondary consideration given to academic achievements, community service, and employment history. Students come from Liberty Bell High School and the Methow Valley Independent Learning Center, as well as older students returning to school. Since our founding in 1984, the Foundation has provided over $900,000 in scholarships to hundreds of hard-working students. All funds are provided through donations, and 100% of every donation goes directly to the scholarships. Administrative costs are covered by the all-volunteer board of directors.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,375.00
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Methow Valley Interpretive Center
Bringing Natural and Cultural History Alive
What is the Methow Valley Interpretive Center? A place for all ages to make discoveries. Take a journey through time to ocean-covered lands rising up to become towering peaks. Puzzle over rock messages from unknown people who traveled on ancient pathways. Learn about those who have called the Methow Valley their homeland for over 8000 years. Tour the native garden filled with hundreds of plant species found in the Methow, then rest in the cool of the native pit house. Your donation to MVIC will help support us as we offer free educational programs to the community. Your gift will also support a summer camp for kids, classroom visitations and programs that feature field trips and talks on local archaeology, geology, botany and the Native Methow perspective on what it all means.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,780.00
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Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation
Share the Magic of Skiing
We live in an incredible community to be a Nordic skier, but the costs of skiing can add up. You can share the magic of gliding on snow with more children in the Methow by providing low-cost access and need-based scholarships for a skier's first strides through Ski Cubs. You can give youth skiers the chance to develop a life-long passion and pursue excellence through one of the country's top-10 ski programs and a national-caliber biathlon program – all for a fraction of the tuition of comparable programs elsewhere in the country. Your donation makes economical access and top-quality programming happen here in the Methow. Donate to Give Methow today to support all whose passion for gliding through winter blossoms with MVNSEF's programs and events.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
5,610.00
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Methow Valley Riding Unlimited
Seed Funding to Grow Stable Future
Methow Valley Riding Unlimited has delivered horsemanship programs that empower people and enrich lives for 25 years. We connect horses and humans in meaningful ways…and good things happen! For the past five years we have provided services beyond our capacity. The long term Strategic Plan involves growing capacity by hiring and training a more robust staff, both four and two legged, beginning with a skilled Executive Director. To provide a stable future for MVRU for the next 25 years we need your donations to fund hiring, training, and transitioning. Participation in therapeutic, recreational, and sport programs continues to strengthen our community and MVRU is committed to strategically positioning for sustainability.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,025.00
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Methow Watershed Foundation
Leadership for Water Is Essential for Our Future
The Methow Watershed Foundation is seeking funding to hire its first ever, part time Executive Director, and to continue supporting current staff. For over 20 years members of the Watershed Council, and more recently the Foundation, have contributed thousands of volunteer hours to study and protect our water resources and educate our community about water issues in the Methow Valley. Climate change, drought, and growth all have the potential to impact this critical resource. Current staff hours are very limited but provide critical support to the volunteer Board and Council. Dedicated leadership with our first Executive Director will increase the Foundation's capacity to communicate with and provide educational opportunities to our community, as well as engage this community to be active regarding our water. The director will develop stronger working relationships with entities in the Methow Valley charged with managing our critically important water resources. This request will provide part of the total funds for this position. The MWF will be seeking funding through other partners as well. The time for protecting our water and ensuring a healthy, plentiful supply into the future is now. Please help us fund this position to increase our effectiveness in this important work.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
990.00
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Northwest Outward Bound School
Life Changing Experiences for Methow Valley Youth
For decades Northwest Outward Bound School has offered life-changing experiential and outdoor programming from our basecamp in Mazama. NWOBS students engage in mountaineering, rock climbing, sea kayaking, and backpacking courses that challenge them physically and mentally. As an educational institution at our core, we use the wilderness as a classroom to help students develop life-long care for the environment and newfound leadership skills which transfer to life after the course. Your support will go towards providing programming or course scholarships through our partnership with Methow Valley School District (MVSD).
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,880.00
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Public School Funding Alliance
Trades and STEM programming for Methow students
PSFA has a long history of supporting enrichment for Methow Valley students. This year we are committed to strengthening our support of trades education (construction, design, woods and welding) and science, technology, engineering and math. Requests for funding from teachers and students in these program areas is at an all-time high, and we are asking for your support to raise $10,000 through Give Methow to fully fund these program requests. Thank you for your support!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
5,580.00
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Room One
One-Stop Support Center: Social Services and Powerful Advocacy
Here in the Methow Valley, Room One is a dedicated home for the kinds of support that make a difference in our neighbors' lives. This work is important. Room One is a safety net for our neighbors, offering health insurance navigation, domestic violence safety planning, family support, affordable or emergency housing resources, access to mental health care, and so much more. In addition to providing critical support when our neighbors need it most, we take the pulse of our community's needs and advocate together for resources that move us toward a community in which all people have the opportunity to thrive. "I asked my eleven year old son the other night about what he liked about going to Room One and he told me 'It's like a family, Mom,' and that really resonated with me because in my story, having a place to go where I felt comfortable, welcomed and not judged, ever, mattered." -- One-Stop Support Center client
Requested
10,100.00
Funded
10,100.00
Fully
Funded!
Shafer Historical Museum
Methow Valley History Enriches our Lives!
By connecting the people, events, places, stories, and ideas of the past to our world today, we plug into the power of the past to transform the future. Your donation supports the Shafer Museum operations that generate these connections within the Methow Valley through new and current programs. You'll help ensure guided history tours for our local Methow school children are free, to bring new local history night programs to your neighborhoods, and contribute to a year-long celebration of the 2020 centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment, ensuring women's right to vote. Plus, your gift helps support the Shafer's ongoing conservation of the collection entrusted to our care. Preserving and sharing the photos, artifacts, and stories of the Valley's past builds a foundation for future generations here - thank you for making it possible with your donation to the Shafer Museum!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,200.00
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The Merc Playhouse
The Merc Playhouse Connects Curious Seekers Through Live Theater
"What's happening next summer?" "How long till summer camp 2020?" "What show will you be doing next year?" "We're already marking our calendars!" These were the enthusiastic questions and comments at the end of Summer Theater Camp 2019. We had an exemplary summer program this year with four experienced, professional directors leading the kids, over 30 campers enrolled in two different types of camp, plus TWELVE of the campers were on 60-100% scholarship. The theater was a bustle with young theater-lovers. Programs such as summer camp, scholarship funds, children's theater productions, plus Reader's Theater productions, AND our fully-produced shows are all supported by GIVE METHOW. Please support The Merc and help us reach our $10,000 goal. Your help will go toward keeping all of these programs thriving!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,945.00
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Twisp Valley Grange
Accessibility and Improved Safety for our Valley's Grange
The grange hall serves the entire Methow Valley. We host candidate forums, senior exercise classes and provide a low cost venue for weddings, dances, reunions and many community events. Your generous support will improve the accessibility and safety of the Grange Hall for three projects: 1) Remodeling the bathroom to be ADA accessible, 2) Renovating the basement stairs making them safer and easier to use, and 3) Reconstructing the main floor rear exit steps to improve their safety for egress. Please help us keep the Grange a safe and fun space for our community!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,055.00
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TwispWorks Foundation
Creating a Diverse and Sustainable Local Economy
TwispWorks leads the conversation on what makes for a healthy local economy. To advance our mission, we focus on two areas: redeveloping the campus to make it a community hub, economic engine and center for creativity and delivering programs and services to help local businesses and families thrive. Examples of our programs include the Methow Investment Network that has channeled more than $2.5 million to area businesses and our Methow Made program that provides sales, marketing and retail support for more than 50 producers, makers and artisans. We also advocate for important issues impacting the health of the community including bringing reliable broadband to under-served areas in the Methow Valley and keeping the Smokejumper Base in Winthrop. TwispWorks is a model for healthy rural economic development and shows what happens when people, place and ideas come together!
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
3,900.00
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Winthrop Rink
Skate Sharpening Upgrades and Improvements
Every participant in our '4th Grade Skate Free' Program, 'Learn to Skate' Program, 'School Field Trip' Program, and general public 'Rental Program' use our in-house ice skates. Last year, with your help, we purchased nearly 100 sets of new ice skates- our first upgrade in over 10 years! We also are responsible for over 100 pairs of hockey skates for our Youth Hockey Program. Skating experiences are best with quality well maintained equipment. Help us modernize our skate sharpening capabilities with new skate sharpening equipment and a skate sharpening work station. Watch our techs sharpen skates behind the rental counter! We are looking to purchase new skate sharpeners and associated parts and pieces that will help us maintain the quality experience for all of our visitors, and will provide stable and reliable skates for many years to come. The rink has become an incredible resource for the community with over 200 local youth participating in our various youth programs last year while more than 50 local adults took part in our drop-in hockey sessions on a weekly basis. We had 18,000+ visitors last year and we estimate that our ten weekend hockey tournaments generated over $750,000 to the local economy, with an expected impact of over $875,000 this season and over $1,000,000 next season. All of these skating experiences would not be possible without good quality skates under foot. Thank you for your support!
Requested
9,600.00
Funded
3,140.00
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