The Willamette Valley Wine Foundation, formed as a 503 (c)(3) in late 2021, will enhance the wellbeing of winegrowing communities in the Willamette Valley through the development of program-enriched, affordable housing and collaborative support of health services, family services, and personal development.
Program-enriched housing includes child development and daycare services, social services resources, and homeless prevention services.
Collaborative support includes organizations like ¡Salud! Services, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers, AHIVOY Wine Professional Program, and family services.
$25 million of Enhanced Wellbeing by 2030
The Foundation’s vision will be funded by capital campaigns, grants from governmental agencies, grants from other foundations, partnerships with existing philanthropic events, and new wine related initiatives and events.
Program-enriched affordable housing communities,
An endowment that provides grants,
Contributions to other organization’s philanthropic events.
With Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as an overarching lens through which we work, the Willamette Valley Wine Foundation embraces the following values.
Transforming – Our initiatives create life-changing enhancements to individuals’ and families’ health, homes, personal development, and livelihoods.
Community Building – Utilizing place-based resources and lived-experience, we develop associations that promote social justice and eliminate disparities in our communities and place of work.
Collaboration – We value the experiences and contributions of existing organizations, and leverage strategic partnerships to multiply our impact.