Give Methow campaign raises $220,533 for Methow Valley nonprofits
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
|Aero Methow Rescue Service||$12,029|
|Cove Food Bank||$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|
|Methow At Home||$10,046|
|Methow Arts Alliance||$7,288|
|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|
|Shafer Historical Museum||$3,778|
|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|