Sherwood Trust
Founded by Donald & Virginia Sherwood
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A Legacy of Giving

Serving the Walla Walla Valley since 1991

Sherwood Trust continues the legacy and dedication of Donald and Virginia Sherwood, who spent their lives contributing to make the Walla Walla Valley a better place to live. As a private, place-based nonprofit foundation, Sherwood Trust serves as a catalyst for building capacity to create a cohesive, vibrant community. Since our founding in 1991, we have invested over $30 million to strengthen nonprofit organizations and develop communities across our region. We look forward to another 25 years of partnership and community building

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With gratitude to Donald and Virginia Sherwood

 

Grantmaking & Programs


cORE gRANTS

Our primary grantmaking invests in an organization’s top priority for strengthening its or the community’s capacity, typically with requests over $20,000.


NONPROFIT AND COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER

The NCLC is a partnership with Walla Walla Community College for free networking, education, and ongoing training for the Walla Walla Valley.


iMPACT GRANTS

New as of 2018, Impact Grants are for smaller projects between $5,000-$20,000 with priority given to ideas that promote collaboration and kindness.


ANNUAL WORKSHOP

Sherwood Trust sponsors an annual one-day workshop on topics selected by our steering committee to benefit the community.


community LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

This skills-based program led by Rural Development Initiatives develops the leadership and project management abilities of a cohort of community members.


STATEWIDE CAPACITY COLLABORATIVE

This group of grantmakers works together to strengthen and support the capacity of Washington’s nonprofits and the nonprofit ecosystem.