Give Methow campaign raises $220,533 for Methow Valley nonprofits

Frauke Rynd was a lucky “Funday Monday” winner and supported some of her favorite organizations with an extra $500 from the foundation.

The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce its Give Methow campaign has raised $220,533 for 32 Methow Valley nonprofits.

Give Methow is a crowdfunding campaign that runs in October and was created by the foundation to build awareness about local nonprofits in the Methow Valley and provide a way for people to easily support their work.

“This is our third year of hosting the campaign, and the donations continue to grow” said Beth Stipe, the foundation’s executive director. “People tell us they love to give this way because it’s so easy, and they learn about other programs happening in the valley. That’s exactly what we wanted to do when we first started these campaigns, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the community’s support.”

Any 501c3 public charity in the Methow Valley was eligible to participate to raise funds for up to $10,000 to support a specific program or general operations. Thirty-two organizations participated, all providing a unique quality of life for the Methow Valley – from the arts to environment, health and housing to education, recreation, and community services.

As a fundraising incentive, an anonymous donor who loves the Methow Valley seeded a $30,000 stretch pool to be distributed across the organizations based on how much they raised. An additional $2,000 was added to the pool by people who wanted to support all organizations, which allowed some Give Methow participants to exceed their goals.

Individuals who gave on Mondays were entered to win $500 or $1,000 to use on Give Methow any way they chose through the foundation’s “Funday Monday” contest. On the final Funday Monday, 375 donations were made totaling over $32,000.

Give Methow will run again in October 2018.

Give Methow Results

Organization Total Raised
Methow Conservancy $12,432
Methow Recycles $12.364
Aero Methow Rescue Service $12,029
Cove Food Bank $11,829
Room One $11,829
Methow Valley Citizens Council $11,771
Public School Funding Alliance $11,739
Classroom in Bloom $11,700
Methow Valley Community School $11,265
TwispWorks Foundation $10,050
Methow At Home $10,046
Methow Arts Alliance $7,288
Methow Trails $6,699
Methow Valley Riding Unlimited $6,533
Methow Housing Trust $6,303
Little Star Montessori School $6,291
Methow Valley Community Center $5,585
Friends of the Winthrop Public Library $5,392
Methow Valley Interpretive Center $4,853
Confluence Gallery and Arts Center $4,808
The Merc Playhouse $4,173
Methow Valley Nordic Team $4,091
Friends of the Pool $4.012
Winthrop Rink $4,002
Shafer Historical Museum $3,778
Jamie’s Place $3,767
Cascadia Music $3,331
Methow Beaver Project $3,033
Methow Watershed Foundation $2,717
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance $2,709
Twisp Valley Grange $2,613
Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival $1,501

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