Donors

The Wood River Valley is a
special place.

We love it because of the endless opportunities to play, exercise our bodies and minds, relax, connect with nature, and be with family and friends in a small, friendly and welcoming community. Whether we’re here year-round or only a few weeks a year, the beauty and community of the Valley holds a special place in our hearts.

Much of what we value about this place depends on the work of nonprofit organizations that improve quality of life for us all. We believe that investing in these organizations is one of the best ways to protect our community for generations to come.

We also believe that supporting the Wood River Valley should be simple and enjoyable. Spur enables you to support your community with clarity, convenience and confidence, and helps to create more impactful giving.

The Valley’s Nonprofit Landscape

72

The Valley’s Nonprofit Landscape

47

The Valley’s Nonprofit Landscape

1,307

The Valley’s Nonprofit Landscape

$
22.3 M

The Valley’s Nonprofit Landscape

$
77 M

The Valley’s Nonprofit Landscape

$
77 M

The Valley’s Nonprofit Landscape

$
53 M

The Valley’s Nonprofit Landscape

$
77 M
"What I learned at a Spurring Conversations dinner was impressive and eye-opening. I was introduced to an organization that has since become a priority for our family’s philanthropy. I credit Spur with helping us find a nonprofit that has made our giving in the Wood River Valley truly impactful and rewarding."

Why give through Spur?

Knowledge Library

Our extensive assessment of each Wood River Valley nonprofit spans all aspects of each organization, including mission statements, strategic goals, finances, governance practices, programs and people.

Big Picture Giving

Our knowledge enables us to take a broad view, understanding the most pressing needs of our community and identifying the greatest giving opportunities. We do our research—and then some.

Privacy Protection

Spur can disclose as much or as little information about you to grant recipients as you prefer sharing. You can even request that we handle communication on your behalf.

Impact Tracking

We help you find the causes in the Wood River Valley that fit your interests and expectations for impact, and then we monitor the outcomes achieved by those organizations.

Evergreen Awareness

We are continually updating our research for a comprehensive and accurate view of the nonprofit landscape in our area.

An Engaged Community

Meet like-minded supporters of the Wood River Valley at our Spurring Conversation dinners, where we bring together donors and voices from a philanthropic sector for smart, engaging and provocative conversation over food and wine.

The Spur Difference

100
%

The Spur Difference

100
%

The Spur Difference

327
%

The Spur Difference

57
%

The Spur Difference

$
11,000

The Spur Difference

$
3.5 M
"Supporting the community we love is easy. Spur's leadership, research and experience provided us with a deeper awareness of community needs and where giving can make the most impact. Our donor advised fund is a reflection of our connection to the nonprofits in our community"

We help you give your way.

We handle the research and details of your gift so you can focus on what matters—lending your support to sustain our community. We offer a tiered approach to giving that allows you the choice of how specific or broad you’d like your support to be. Donors receive regular reports on all funds to which they have contributed.

Impact Fund

The most versatile way to give, these grants go to a variety of projects selected and prioritized by Spur, with regular reporting on the impacts and investments made.

Focus Funds

We offer seven core focus categories:
Animal Welfare, Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services.

Choose your area of interest and let us handle the rest. Your donation goes toward what we see as the most impactful causes within that area. 

Donor Advised Funds

Through this most donor-directed option, Spur can facilitate giving to a specific cause of your choosing. Donor-advised funds can be established with a minimum contribution of $25,000. Spur’s fund agreements have provisions that encourage funds to be dispersed, rather than sitting idle.

Get Involved

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you give back to the Wood River Valley.