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Western Lane Community Foundation
Western Lane Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered for the purpose of receiving, administering and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of residents in western Lane County, Oregon. Resources come from individuals, businesses and other organizations. WLCF selects qualified recipients for funding, based on need, in the form of grants, scholarships and donations for specific projects. The area served by the Foundation is Florence, Mapleton, Dunes City and Deadwood, Oregon.
The Foundation's mission is to improve life throughout Western Lane County by encouraging and maintaining philanthropic activity. WLCF focuses its giving in four major areas: culture, medicine and science, education, and social and civic services. WLCF also manages funds designated for use by other nonprofit organizations.
As a privately supported philanthropic organization with 501(c)3 status, WLCF provides federal and state tax advantages to individual and corporate donors. The Foundation has built a solid reputation over the past forty years as a prudent and effective manager of charitable funds.
Established – 1973
Tax status – WLCF is classified as "tax exempt" under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Assets – $7.2million, comprising more than 60 permanent funds
Grants and scholarships – $138,000 awarded from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Governance – 9-member volunteer board of directors
Volunteer Board of Directors:
Jim Grano, President
Sheldon Meyer, Vice President
Sandy Kuhlman, Treasurer
Nancy Walker, Secretary
Bonnie Rose Allen
Gayle Vinchesi, Executive Director
Carol Hart, Office Administrator
Arlis Ulman, Scholarship Coordinator