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Walla Walla Valley Funders’ Tour
Nov. 1-3, 2017

On November 1-3, 2017, Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation hosted a tour for private foundations and corporate funders to learn about and explore the Walla Walla Valley, from Dayton, Washington to Walla Walla to Milton-Freewater, Oregon. The program introduced some of the exciting and innovative collaborations in our rural communities and highlighted opportunities for future philanthropic investment.

The goal was to strengthen grantmakers’ knowledge of and support for our underserved rural communities. Participants had opportunities to build relationships with other funders and to hear from local community leaders who are working to address challenges and make positive change.

Would you like to join our 2018 Walla Walla Valley Funders’ Tour?
Please email danielle@sherwoodtrust.org to receive more information about the registration process for the next tour, which will take place November 7-9, 2018.

The 2017 schedule highlighted regional initiatives and organizations, including:

Please contact us with any questions about the tour. We loved sharing our region’s stories and look forward to hosting the 2018 Walla Walla Valley Funders’ Tour!

Warm regards,

Kari Isaacson
Blue Mountain Community Foundation

Danielle Garbe
Sherwood Trust

Here are the 2017 details:


Wednesday, Nov. 1
11:50 am             Meet in the Marcus Whitman Hotel Lobby
12:00-1:30 pm   Lunch in Walla Walla
1:30-2:00 pm     Travel to Milton-Freewater, OR
2:00-3:30 pm     Data Walk with Community Council
3:45-4:30 pm     Tour of Frazier Farmstead Museum
4:30-5:00 pm     Return to Walla Walla
6:30-8:30 pm     Dinner at DAMA Wines

Thursday, Nov. 2
8:15 am                Meet in the Marcus Whitman Hotel Lobby
8:15-9:00 am      Travel to Dayton, WA
9:00-12:00 pm   Presentation and tours in Dayton
12:00-1:00 pm   Lunch at the Weinhard Café
1:00-1:45 pm     Travel to Walla Walla
2:00-3:00 pm     Tour the Hub on 3rd
3:15-5:00 pm     Individual Meetings
6:30-8:30 pm     Dinner at March Cellars

Friday, Nov. 3
8:15 am                Meet in the Marcus Whitman Hotel Lobby
8:30-10:00 am   Arts and Culture Celebration at Foundry Vineyards
10:30 am             Program Concludes, Airport Transfers