Sweet Home Community Foundation

The Sweet Home Community Foundation (SHCF) is a

501 (c) 3 organization that serves our local community. 

SAFEWAY FOUNDATION $5,000 GRANT AWARDED

August 2nd, SHCF Board Members accepted a $5,000 check from representatives from the Safeway Foundation at the 2018 Oregon Jamboree Kick-Off Event.

THANK YOU SAFEWAY FOUNDATION FOR YOUR GENEROUS GRANT AND THANK YOU OREGON JAMBOREE FOR YOUR CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP. 

 

Direction Donations Appreciated

Earlier this month, SHCF recieved a $5,000 direct donation from Gary & Pamela Rasmussen! The Rasmussens' have supported SHCF in the past at our Oregon Jamboree Meet & Greet Events but this year our event was cancelled due to low ticket sales. (The Board did not want to chance losing money.) 

Gary and Pamela still wanted to support SHCF and in our conversation with them we realized that many people may not know how to support SHCF other than through a public event  like the Oregon Jamboree meet & greet.  

SHCF can accept donations at any time. We also hold an annual fundraising campaign in the fall of each year were we mail out letters requesting funds from donors. The 2018 Fall Mailing Campaign will begin in October. There are also two local employers in town that offer payroll deduction for their employees that are interested in supporting SHCF,  and we accept direct donations at anytime. Donations to SHCF are tax deductible due to our 501 (c) 3 non-profit status.  

A newer options we have established is a "Leave a Local Legacy Fund" where donors can donate $20,000 or more (over a 4 year period) and have the money in a named fund designated for one of our specific areas of giving. Check out our "Leave a Local Legacy" page for more information and be sure to contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about how to support your community through the Sweet Home Community Foundation. 

$5,000 direct donation Received

Thursday August 2nd, SHCF Board Members accepted a $5,000 check from the Safeway Foundation at the Oregon Jamboree's kick off event! 

For the last several years SHCF has benefitted from a $5,000 grant as part of the Oregon Jamborees' sponsorship from Safeway.

SHCF was originally created as the non-profit arm of SHEDG (Sweet Home Economic Development Group) which created the Oregon Jamboree. In early years, SHCF recieved 10% of the net proceeds from the Oregon Jamboree.  With increased cost of entertainment, etc., the Oregon Jamboree has tried finding other ways to help support SHCF so this grant as well as a sponsored Artist Meet & Greet Auction has been appreciated. In 2017, SHCF was able to bring in over $7,000 in net proceeds from the Oregon Jamboree Meet & Greet Event which added to the annual $5,000 Safeway Foundation grant gave SHCF over $12,000 in support!   

We appreciate all the support we can get and hope to continue working with the Oregon Jamboree & the Safeway Foundation in years to come. 

2018 GrantS Awarded!

April 4th, six local groups were awarded 2018 grants for projects that will help "improve the quality of lives in the Sweet Home community." Congratulations to: Sweet Home Charter School, Sweet Home Emergency Ministries (SHEM), SH Pregnancy Care Center, Cycle Forward, Holley Elementary PTC, and Senior Meals on Wheels! 

2018 SHCF Grant Process underway!

The 2018 Sweet Home Community Foundation will be accepting applications between January 15th and February 15th 2018. 

NEWS RELEASE: 
Sweet Home Community Foundation announces its 2018 Community Grant Cycle and seeks grant requests.

The Sweet Home Community Foundation (SHCF) was formed in 1994 as a 501c(3) charitable foundation. SHCF annually awards grants to local organizations for a wide variety of projects and activities that provide lasting improvements to our community.

The Sweet Home Community Foundation will begin its annual grant cycle on January 15 and is seeking proposals. The goal of the Foundation is to provide funding and support worthy Sweet Home community projects. Special consideration is placed on projects that provide lasting benefits to our community. Grants are given in the following broad categories: Children and Families; Education; Community Livability and Arts and Culture. In 2018 grants of between $250.00 and $2500.00 will be awarded but requests up to $5000.00 will be considered, based upon project need and quality.

Grant application packets are available for download from our website, at www.sweethomecommunityfoundation.org after January 15th.

Completed applications must be returned to the Sweet Home Community Foundation, P.O. Box 24, Sweet Home, OR, 97386, by 5:00PM on February 15, 2018.

Grant applicants must be a 501(c) 3 or other qualified tax-exempt organization or the proposed project may be implemented in partnership or affiliation with such an organization. Support for the Foundation is provided through the generosity of local individuals and businesses.

Grant award recipients will be announced in March. Please feel free to share this post with anyone you think would be interested in making a proposal

Annual Fall Fundraising Campaign- Update

Our 2017 Annual SHCF Fall Mail Campaign letters requesting annual financial support for the Sweet Home Community Foundation went out in late October and donations have been slow this year.  To date, just under $3,000 has been received compared to $6,000 last year. 

We have partnered with several local groups to act as their fiscal sponsor to help them raise funds for specific projects that meet our mission. Groups such as the Sweet Home Community Turf Project,  Little Library Project, and recently the Sweet Home Rotary's "Read, Lead and Succeed" Project but  Fall Campaign Funds are not used for those projects unless designated. 

Funds raised through the Fall Mail Campaign are used to fund grant projects of non-profit groups (that apply for our annual grants) and must meet our mission to "Improve the quality of life in the Sweet Home Community".  Depending on the quality of the grants, some Fall Campaign funds are set aside for future projects. 

Each year grants are awarded to projects that meet the mission. Grants have been awarded to groups such as: Sunshine Industries, Sweet Home Emergency Ministries (SHEM), East Linn Museum, Sweet Home Library Childrens' Programs, Summer Parks and Recreation, CASA of Oregon, Meals on Wheels, Sweet Home Beautification Projects, etc. 

If you are not on the mailing list (you haven't received a letter in the past) or need to update your mailing address please email or call us. 

SHCF can not operate without community support! Thank you in advance for considering to support us! 

SHCF now has a Facebook Page!

We now have a social media presense! Check out our Facebook Page and be sure to like and follow us. This is new so give us some time to get it all updated but we look forward to keeping connected through Facebook and sharing information. 

https://www.facebook.com/sweethomecommunityfoundation/#

 

Sweet Home Community Foundation Oregon Jamboree Meet & Greet

August 5th the Oregon Jamboree along with Crown Royal hosted a Meet & Greet Fundraiser event to raise funds for the Sweet Home Community Foundation. Over $8,000 was raised and all who attended had a great time with performer Danny Black!

Thank you to the local supporters who attended, the Oregon Jamboree, Crown Royal (who donated some of the auction baskets) and Jamboree Volunteers for supporting SHCF! We appreciate this great partnership. 

Welcome New Board Member

Welcome Jennifer Hill to the SHCF Board! Her membership increases our Board to 9 members. SHCF allows up to 15 members so if you are intersted in learning more about what it takes to become a SHCF Board member please email shcf97386@gmail.com 

2017 Grant Cycle Opens January 15th

Sweet Home Community Foundation's Annual Grant Cycle opens Sunday January 15th. Applications for grant proposals ranging from $250 to $2,500 (special consideration for grant amounts up to $5,000 for worthy projects will also be considered.)

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2017. 

2016 FALL GIVING CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY

The annual Fall Giving Campaign is the primary way that the Sweet Home Community Foundation raises funds each year.  Donation request letters were mailed out in early November. If you haven't received a donation letter and but would like to donate please feel free to mail your donation to our PO Box 24, Sweet Home, OR 97386. For more information about how you can get involved in other ways please call or email us. 

Oregon Jamboree Meet & Greet & Auction was a success!

We are really thankful to the Oregon Jamboree for offering the Sweet Home Community Foundation a Meet & Greet Fundraiser event with artist Neal McCoy! Neal presented a great mini acoustic set and is so fun to watch. An auction followed the event and we had some wonderful people there bidding and supporting our community through this event. A signed Neal McCoy guitar went for over $5,500! WOW is all we can say. 

Thank you to those that attended and supported us as well as the Oregon Jamboree for your partnership with us!

Safeway Foundation Grant Award - 2016

The Sweet Home Community Foundation accepted a $5,000 grant award at the 2016 Oregon Jamboree Kick Off event from the Safeway Foundation. This grant was coordinated in partnership with the Oregon Jamboree. 

We are so thankful to be a recipient of this grant as we have two prior years as well as another year where we received $5,000 from Wells Fargo through a Jamboree partnership. 

 

2016 Oregon Jamboree Meet & Greet Fundraiser

Saturday July 30th the Oregon Jamboree will be holding a Neal McCoy Meet & Greet Event with live auction to help raise money for the Sweet Home Community Foundation! We are always thankful to work with the Oregon Jamboree and have them as one of our partners. 

Tickets for this event were limited and sold out quickly. We look forward to a successful event!

2016 Annual Grant Cycle ~ January 15-February 15, 2016

2016 Grant Cycle is now closed. 

The Sweet Home Community Foundation Board announces it annual 2016 Grant Cycle. 

In order to be considered for our annual process, applications must be received or  post dated by February 15, 2016. Applications can be mailed to SHCF, PO Box 24, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.  

See our 2016 Grant Cycle Application Process (tab) for an application and details. 

2015 Fall Campaign Underway

Our 2015/2016 Fall Campaign is underway. Letters have been mailed out to potential and past donors asking for support of the Sweet Home Community through Sweet Home Community Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Our Mission is "To Improve the Quality of Life in the Sweet Home Community."

If you would like to donate during this annual fundraising opportunity you can call or email us to be added to our mailing list. 

Thank you in advance for your consideration of supporting Sweet Home through the Sweet Home Community Foundation.