Give Methow Raises over a Half Million for Methow Valley Nonprofits
The Community Foundation of NCW’s Give Methow campaign has raised $522,204 for 36 Methow Valley nonprofits – over $200,000 more than last year.
Give Methow is an annual crowdfunding campaign hosted by the Community Foundation during the month of October to build awareness of nonprofit work that benefits the Methow Valley and provide an easy way for anyone to support their work.
“We are blown away by the incredible support of Give Methow this year” said Beth Stipe, the foundation’s executive director. “It’s been a challenging year for our region’s nonprofits, and the people who love the Methow Valley have stepped up to give these organizations some sustainability and hope.”
Any 501c3 public charity in the Methow Valley is eligible to participate in Give Methow to raise funds for a specific program or general operations. Each organization serves a unique and meaningful purpose for improving the quality of life for Methow Valley residents – from the arts to environment, health and housing, to education, recreation, and community services.
An anonymous donor seeded a $20,000 “Give to All” stretch pool to incentivize and bolster fundraising efforts. The Community Foundation added $10,000 and the public donated $33,866 totaling $63,866 that was disbursed among all nonprofits equally. However this year, several organizations decided to “gift” their portion back to the pool in the spirit of togetherness, providing additional funding to others.
“When we started planning for the campaign it was powerfully clear how much we are all in this together. We wanted to create an opportunity for a rising tide that would lift all boats.” said Betsy Cushman, Executive Director of Methow Recycles and a Board Trustee of the Community Foundation.
“All of the organizations decided to tell our stories together through weekly videos that we shared with our supporters. Our work and our community depend upon each other, and we wanted to share that message and recognize each of our parts in shaping the future of the Methow Valley” said Cushman.
Give Methow Results
|Classroom in Bloom||$17,764|
|Cove Methow Valley Food Bank||$26,450|
|Friends of the Pool||$13,841|
|Friends of the Winthrop Public Library||$21,572|
|Loup Loup Ski Foundation||$10,104|
|Methow Arts Alliance||$12,784|
|Methow at Home||$15,719|
|Methow Beaver Project (Methow Salmon Recovery)||$9,469|
|Methow Housing Trust||$16,229|
|Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival||$3,779|
|Methow Valley Citizens Council||$37,391|
|Methow Valley Community Center||$10,154|
|Methow Valley Education Foundation||$16,624|
|Methow Valley Interpretive Center||$8,239|
|Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation||$13,024|
|Methow Valley Riding Unlimited||$11,976|
|Methow Watershed Foundation||$7,069|
|Northwest Outward Bound School||$4,824|
|Public School Funding Alliance||$19,504|
|The Merc Playhouse||$17,994|
|Twisp Valley Grange (WA State Grange Foundation)||$7,244|
|Winthrop Kiwanis Foundation||$5,409|