Women's Giving Circle
Giving Circles Make an Impact
Join Our Circle
The Women’s Giving Circle of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation is
a simple and powerful concept: women come together, combine their dollars
in a shared fund, decide collectively where to give money, and learn more
about their community and philanthropy.
The Giving Circle of MCHF plays to women's strengths as networkers
and collaborators and offers a way for smaller donors to be part of something
larger—yet not so large they have no meaningful voice. The Giving
Circle is a group of women who are grounded in a tradition of volunteerism
& sharing and bring a legacy of community engagement.
The Women’s Giving Circle of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation engages
women of all generations in the power of community philanthropy. Our contributions
of time, talent, and financial resources address the needs of groups and
individuals throughout the community. Through education and increased
awareness of local requests, we make a difference in the lives of many
throughout the Columbia River Gorge.
Giving Circles Make a Difference
The Women’s Giving Circle of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation makes
grants to non-profit organizations small and large, as well as to individuals
and community groups. Funding decisions are made collectively by the Giving
Circle members who choose when, how much, and who to support with gifts
As a member of the Women’s Giving Circle, you will have an opportunity to:
- Collaborate with women to make a difference
- Create a living legacy
- Celebrate with others the impact of your participation and support
- Support and promote women in leadership positions
- Have a deeper and better giving experience
- Achieve more meaningful giving
- Meet new friends and socialize
In 2021, the Circle was able to extend 2 financial gifts:
The first, in the amount of $8,576 was presented to
The Youth Drop-In Center. A place in The Dalles where youth can come to feel safe, supported, and
welcome completely as who they are, giving them alternatives to other
activities that put them at risk for dangerous outcomes. This center,
provides the youth in our community a central place to come hang out,
talk about what's going on, and get support from adults, peers, and
their community. For more information call: (541) 296-8118.
The second gift of $2,144 was awarded to the
Community Backpack Program. This program is a community-wide effort to provide food for food-insecure
students over the weekends. The program currently provides food for over
140 students in local elementary schools, middle school, and high school.
It relies on the support of individuals, local churches, civic organizations,
businesses, and the Oregon Food Bank. For more information call (541) 296-4675.
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