Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Charitable group to dole out $126K

Event scheduled for Thursday at Valley Club


By EXPRESS STAFF

The Wood River Women's Charitable Foundation will grant more than $126,000 to local nonprofits at its Thursday, Aug. 9, annual meeting at The Valley Club in Hailey.

This year grants totaling $126,164 will be presented to the Blaine County Drug Coalition, Blaine County Hunger Coalition/College of Southern Idaho/and The Advocates for a joint project, Blaine County Senior Connection, Crisis Hotline, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Wood River Valley, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley and the Wood River YMCA.

Previous grant recipients also will participate. The Wood River Community Orchestra will provide music and Wood River Fire & Rescue and the Idaho Community Foundation will share the impact of funding they received.

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Each year, a grants committee reviews letters of interest submitted by organizations and selects 10 to 15 nonprofit projects that best meet the foundation's criteria. Criteria include addressing a critical need in the Blaine County community, developing a bold new venture, creating new approaches to timeworn problems, providing dollars to leverage more dollars and forging new partnerships. Members then vote on projects to receive funding.

The organization was founded to engage women of Blaine County in the power of collective giving. Each member annually donates $1,000 plus a $75 administrative fee.

The presentation will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 100 Club View Drive. Registration begins at 2 p.m. For more information contact Andrea Van Every at WRWCF1@gmail.com.




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