Partners in Giving (PIG) is a program for individuals, families, businesses, groups, clubs – anyone that wants to support the work of the foundation without having to open a fund.

The PIG program works a lot like a Piggy Bank! We use donations to support unexpected needs that arise throughout the year, including:

Granting Additional Funds

The Community Foundation provides grant funding for nonprofit organizations, schools, and public agencies and each year there are more requests than we are able to award. That's when we turn to the PIG fund to help supplement one or more grant awards that may have been only partially funded.

Boosting Scholarship Awards

The Community Foundation manages over 120 scholarships that award over $1 Million each year to students across the region, many of whom have significant financial need. We use PIG funds every year to round up all scholarship awards to the nearest $100 to help boost their financial assistance.

Strengthening Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Practices Institute (a partnership with the Icicle Fund) offers workshops, trainings, and professional development opportunities for nonprofit boards, staff, and volunteers. Support from PIG fund helps bring additional training and resources to strengthen the nonprofit sector, increase the effectiveness of their donors’ gifts, and make a stronger impact in the communities they serve.

Building Community Philanthropy

Through programs like Give NCW, an online holiday giving campaign that supports over 70 local nonprofits, the Community Foundation aims to build community philanthropy throughout the region. A minimum gift to your favorite nonprofit is just $10 and thanks to our Partners in Giving, we're able to provide giving incentives and matching funds that encourage giving at any level.

Protecting Charitable Resources

Managing your region’s charitable investments is an important role that requires skills, leadership, and trust. Your Community Foundation works to learn and understand the needs of the community and connect with people like you who want to give back to the place we love. PIG funds may help to support the foundation’s operations from time to time to ensure the financial resources continue to grow and remain accessible to support charitable causes in our communities forever.

The PIG Pen

We are grateful for and recognize our PIG Pen of supporters that have given in the last two years or set up recurring gifts to support the Partners in Giving fund!

Jessica Adams
John Agnew and Patty Hebert
Dr. Joseph Anzalone
Peter Arneil & Sharmon Figenshaw
Randy and Cici Asplund
Debbie Atkins
Sydney Aumell
Betty Avery
Chris Avey
Janelle Bailey
Richard Baskin
Connie Bassett
Beverly Battis
Russ & Cordy Beckstead
Thomas Bennett
Sue Berry
Jessica Blackburn
Dennis & Joycelyn Bolz
Tracy Bowerman
Kelly Boyd
Mall Boyd
Reid and Susan Brockway
Logan Brown
Bob Bugert & Carolyn Griffin Bugert
Jeremy & Karen Butler
Cascade Wealth Advisors
Challenge Seattle
Bill Christman
Rose Clark
Bart & Sheila Clennon
Columbia Legal Services
Mary & Dennis Conley
Judy Conner
Les Cooper
Cordell, Neher & Company
Perrin & Dianne Cornell
Country Financial Foundation
Melissa Cremers
Bradi Dahmen
Suzan Darling
Jennifer Dolge
Tom Duffy
Robert Ellison
Richard and Sharon Erickson
Rachel Evey
Estate Planning Council of NCW
Rachel Evey
Ron Feld & Lorna Klemanski
Susie & Bill Fenton
Julee Fiebelkorn
Stacey Folden
Steven Fowler
Leslie LaPore Freytag
Marion Gallentine
C. Peggy Gazette
Jerry Gibbons
Wallace & Anne Gibbons
Jane Gilbertsen
John Goodwill
Dr William and Julia Gotthold
Thomas & Marilyn Grover
John & Kathy Hamilton
Michael & Ann Hammer
Pamela Hannah
Larry Harle
Phoebe Hershenow
Dr. Edgar Hoover
Sally Hunsdorfer
Scott Isaacson
Mary Lou Johnson
Dirk & Mary Kayser
Bob Kiesz
Lori Knerr
Lori Ksander & Tom Dillon
Christopher Lamb
Renae & Donald Lau
Robert L Long
Kenneth and Meredith Loomis
Peggy Ludwick
Lauren Mack
Danielle Marchant
Judy Marsalis
Marson & Marson Lumber
Ken Marson & Margaret Schlotfeldt Marson
Dr. Kathy Mattern
Connie McCauley
Ingrid Miller
Jacob Morgan
Allison Neher
Jeff and Bev Neher
Kim & Jennifer Neher-Netz
Edward Nickel
Bob & Pat Ogburn
Don & Carol Oliver
Harold & Shirley Ostenson
Sonia Padron
Emily Phillippi
Pontefract Group Consulting
Laura Port
Barb Preston and Betsy Cushman
Mark Preston
Glen Pruitt
Beverly Puterbaugh
Thomas & Jean Richtsmeier
Sara Rolfs
Anna Ruiz
Nora Ruiz
George & Carla Scherer
Susan Schott
Shaun Seaman
Gene & Carol Sharratt
Mac Shelton & Frauke Rynd
Michael & Keely Sieg
Dr. Alan C Smith
Randall & Donna Smith
Mary Snow
Abe & Denise Sorom
Sorena Southerland
Speidel Bentsen LLP
Kaitlin Spurbeck
Mark & Nancy Spurgeon
Beth Stipe
James & Barbara Studnek
Terry & Karen Stuller
Ray & Betty Lee Taylor
Greg & Kris Taylor
The Homestead Fund
Earl & Barbara Tilly
Coral Towers
Martha Tucker
UFCW Local 1439
Janel Ulrich
Susan & Peter Valaas
Carmen Valencia Gonzalez
Carl & Sharon Van Doren
Sandra & Julius Vereb
Linda Vernon
Charles & Martha Von Reis
Merridy Wallace
Mary Ann Warren
John Wasniewski
Darold & Mary Ellen Wax
Heidi & Denny Weston
Heidi & Denny Weston
Dorthea White
Bob & Anne White
Lynn & Rana Wilcox
Marriann Williams
Ralph & Sonya Womack
Woods Investment Company
Mary Ellen Wybenga
Xi Alpha Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
John Yale



Xitlali Cruz


I am currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science at Stanford. Since the beginning of my freshman year I have been involved with clubs such as Stanford’s Space Initiative (SSI) and the Society of Latinx Engineers (SOLE). In SSI I built a rocket and launched it.


Aero Methow Rescue Service


Due to being rural, remote, and geographically isolated, we must be prepared to do more than respond to emergencies. We have become a healthcare partner who fills gaps in service. The grant allowed our board the time and ability to work with a Strategic Planner to modify our plan to address those gaps.


Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services


The grant provided funds to hire a Housing Justice and Outreach Coordinator to visit rural and underserved areas. Rosie’s bilingual and bicultural skills and experience have increased equity of service. Rosie is building partnerships with local organizations through events such as the Columbia Valley Community Health’s Back to School Drive, as well as posting yard signs.

Tenoch Mandujano

Tenoch Mandujano

Scholarship Recipient

My father was a migrant agricultural worker who eventually started his own cherry and apple orchard. He told me if I wanted to live a better life, I had to get an education. I plan on starting a career with the Chelan PUD with a passion for renewable energy and in turn give back to my parents and community for supporting my dreams.

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