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
Dr Joseph Anzalone
Peter Arneil & Sharmon Figenshaw
Debbie Atkins
Sydney Aumell
Chris Avey
Janelle Bailey
Richard Baskin
Connie Bassett
Beverly Battis
Russ & Cordy Beckstead
Thomas Bennett
Sue Berry
Jessica Blackburn
Scott Blaesing
Dennis & Joycelyn Bolz
Kelly Boyd
Mall Boyd
Reid and Susan Brockway
Bob Bugert & Carolyn Griffin-Bugert
Jeremy & Karen Butler
Bill Christman
Rose Clark
Bart & Sheila Clennon
Columbia Legal Services
Mary & Dennis Conley
Judy Conner
Lester Cooper
Country Financial Foundation
Melissa Cremers
Chad & Bradi Dahmen
Jennifer Dolge
Colleen Donaghy
Richard & Sharon Erickson
Estate of Rita Clark
Laurie Evenhus
Rachel Evey
Ron Feld & Lorna Klemanski
Susie & Bill Fenton
Leann Ferlito & Randy McGregor
Julee Fiebelkorn
Stacey Folden
Steven Fowler
Leslie LaPore Freytag
Todd and Siobhan Fryhover
Sue Gavin
C. Peggy Gazette
BrittaLisa Gess
Jerry Gibbons
Wallace & Anne Gibbons
John Goodwill
Thomas & Marilyn Grover
Jerry Gutzwiler
John & Kathy Hamilton
Michael & Ann Hammer
Larry Harle
Marc & Karen Heminger
Phoebe Hershenow
Dr. Edgar Hoover
Sally Hunsdorfer
David & Cynthia Jaynes
Mary Lou Johnson
Dirk & Mary Kayser
Bob Kiesz
Lori Knerr
Larson Gross CPAs & Consultants
Renae Lau
Robert L Long
Kevin & Meredith Loomis
Peggy Ludwick
Kurt Mack & Carol Wardell
Lauren Mack
Danielle Marchant
Judy Marsalis
Ken Marson & Margaret Schlotfeldt Marson
Dr. Kathy Mattern & Marc Norsen
Connie McCauley
John & Julie Moffat
Jacob Morgan
Allison Neher
Jeff & Bev Neher
Dan Nelson
Network for Good
Kim & Jennifer Netz-Neher
Edward Nickel
Bob & Pat Ogburn
Don & Carol Oliver
Harold & Shirley Ostenson
Emily & Chris Phillippi
Kevin & Suzi Pitts
Pontefract Group Consulting
Laura Port
Barb Preston & Betsy Cushman
Puget Sound Energy
Carole Reider
Thomas & Jean Richtsmeier
Sara & Mike Rolfs
Anna Ruiz
Nora Ruiz
George & Carla Scherer
Susan Schott
Joy Ann Schroeder
Mark & Georgia Schuetzler
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
Dr Chris Stahler
Beth Stipe
Terry & Karen Stuller
Ray & Betty Lee Taylor
Greg & Kris Taylor
The Homestead Fund
Earl & Barbara Tilly
Coral & Coby Towers
Martha Tucker
Janel Ulrich
Louis Van Doren & Barbara Congdon
Carl & Sharon Van Doren
Sandra & Julius Vereb
Linda Vernon
Merridy Wallace
Mary Ann Warren
John Wasniewski
Darold Wax
Bob & Anne White
Dorthea White
Lynn & Rana Wilcox
Marriann Williams
Woods Investment Company
Rufus Woods
Steve Wright & Kathleen McNalty
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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