Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the Windermere Foundation was able to provide over one million dollars in support during the first three quarters of this year to social service organizations that helped hundreds of families meet basic needs.
Programs which benefit children and youth continue to receive a significant portion of Windermere Foundation funds. These funds are made possible by your continued support.
The Launch Pad, a teen center in Prescott, Arizona, received a grant to support their after-school programs.
“Research shows that the most vulnerable hours of the day for youth are between 3 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday,” according to a representative from The Launch Pad. “These happen to be the times that youth commit the most crimes and have the most crimes committed against them. Furthermore, youth-attempted suicides predominantly happen between these same hours. The Launch Pad focuses on these hours and helps intervene in high-risk behavior by providing enriching and empowering activities and workshops.”
Fill a Backpack, Make a Smile is a non-profit organization in Walla Walla, Washington that provides backpacks with school supplies for kids and families in the Milton Freewater School District who may not be able to afford them. A grant supported their efforts to help ensure over 150 kids received backpacks, supplies, two new shirts and help with payment of middle and high school fees.
The Marvin Thomas Memorial Fund in Seattle, Washington received a grant from the Windermere Foundation to help with the purchase of backpacks for more than 500 low-income children/youth. Its mission is to provide positive, supportive and safe programs for children, as well as food, fun, educational opportunities, interactions and working relationships with the community and other agencies to serve as “the village” in raising a child.
Assistance League of Greater Portland received a grant which supports Operation School Bell. “Thanks to the generosity of supporters like Windermere, we are able to provide clothing for more than 2,600 economically disadvantaged school children a year,” said a spokesperson for Assistance League of Greater Portland. “Education is vital to breaking poverty barriers for children and Operation School Bell plays a role in ensuring that these students may attend school confidently, appropriately dressed like their peers, and ready to learn.”
DONATIONS & GRANTS
- Donations collected through third quarter 2014: $1,184,381.40
- Percent raised through individual contributions & fundraisers: 64%
- Percent raised through transactions: 36%
- Number of grants awarded: 405
- Average grant size: $2,559
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Visit http://www.windermere.com/foundation to learn more about the Windermere Foundation, and remember to read the Windermere Blog for more in-depth stories about what our offices are doing throughout the year.
Thank you for your continued support of the Windermere Foundation. Your generosity is truly making a difference in the lives of many families in our local communities.