Pacific Northwest Opportunities Fund

About the PNWOF

You may be asking yourself, what is PNWOF? PNWOF or Pacific Northwest Opportunities Fund is a program for dues paid clubs in the district to apply for the district to fund a service project of their choice. However, there must be a need for that service project to require funding in order to be considered for the grant. The grant amounts will range anywhere from $100 to $1,000 and will only cover up to two thirds of your anticipated total amount for the service project. If your club has ambitions to do great things, but your financial situation doesn’t currently allow you to fund such a project, the PNWOF is an ideal program for you! The PNWOF application will officially open on September 1st, and continue to be open until Sunday, October 31st at 11:59pm. Grant recipients will be notified in November and winners will officially be announced during DCON in the Spring after the funded projects have been completed. When preparing your application process, be mindful of the deadline, because it will approach faster than you think.

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The 2022-2023 PNWOF Grant Application has closed! Thank you to everyone who applied. The PNWOF Grant Application will open again next fall. If you have any questions about PNWOF, contact PNWOF Committee Chair at pnwof@pnwkeyclub.org

Contact: PNWOF Committee Chair

2021-2022 PNWOF Grant Recipients

Clackamas High School – Winter Blitz

Intended to support local Clackamas families, Clackamas High School was awarded 1,000 dollars for their 24 year old exceptional service project named Winter Blitz. This project helped buy necessities to support 150-350 families during the holiday season. With partnerships like See’s Candy, their Spanish National Honors Society + Graphic Design Class, and Clackamas Credit Union, they have involved their entire community to make the greatest possible impact.

Hazen High School – Tie Blankets

Hazen High School was awarded $600 to fund their blanket-making project. Over 40 volunteers from Hazen Key Club made over 40 tie blankets using money granted from the PNWOF to purchase necessary fabric and supplies. In order to accommodate the COVID guidelines, they created a pick-up and drop-off station around their school for students to receive their materials and turn in their finished blankets. These blankets were donated to Mary’s Place, an inclusive homeless shelter for women, children, and families in Seattle.

Ingraham High School – Clothing Drive

Ingraham High School was awarded $715 from the PNWOF in order to fund their clothing drive for low income students at Northwest Elementary. The grant helped encourage the club to fundraise an additional $1,455 to help support their cause. This led the club to collect $2,170 in order to supply over 20 students with unique “wardrobe packs” that included different clothing pieces such as socks, shirts, coats, joggers and much more!

Interlake High School – AAPI Elderly Kits

Interlake High School was granted money from the PNWOF for their AAPI Elderly Safety Kits. Interlake Key Club created safety kits to help protect the AAPI community against hate crimes. The kits included personal alarms, card holders (for cards that had hotline numbers people could call if they needed help), key chains, and lanyards. The club was able to make 60 AAPI Elderly Safety Kits for their community!

Ashland High School – Wildfire Assistance

Ashland High School was awarded $1000 for their service project in support of students and families in their school district that were displaced by the 2020 Almeda Wildfire in Southern Oregon. The funds were used to purchase important items recommended by the Phoenix-Talent School District such as laundry baskets, space heaters, and grills, that were delivered to 53 families at a transitional housing site.