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 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 and sharing and bring a legacy of community engagement.
Women of all ages are welcome to join the Giving Circle and engage in the power of community philanthropy. Your contributions of time, talent, and financial resources address the needs of groups and individuals throughout the community.
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 two 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.
How to Join
You may print and fill out a paper form or sign-up using our online form.