The Latest From Spur - (November 2020)

The latest from Spur

Dear Donors, Friends, and Advisors,

We hope that you have been safe and healthy throughout this past summer and are taking every precaution now that COVID cases are on the rise again. At Spur, we continue to engage in impact-focused philanthropy designed to support our community where help is needed most. We wanted to take a moment to catch you up on a few things.

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Spur's Granting

As of September 2020
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74
Total grants distributed
Up 60% since last year
34
Nonprofits have received grants
Up 17% since last year
$1,141,172
Granted since the start of 2020
Up 111% since last year
$15,417
Average grant amount
Up 25% since last year
35%
Granted from Spur's discretionary funds
vs. 19% last year
56%
Granted from Donor Advised Funds
vs. 81% since last year

Spotlight on community needs:

Education

In the time of pandemic, school looks very different. School-age children and working parents are relying on nonprofit organizations in the community for remote learning support, academic help, and childcare. Giving to programs that address these issues is needed right now. Would you like to help?

If so, Spur can guide you through the options in an area where there are multiple players offering a variety of services. Contact Sally Gillespie for a conversation about these opportunities.

Our Impact

Nonprofit advising

Spur’s work with the nonprofit sector of the Wood River Valley goes beyond monetary grants to support nonprofits the Valley with services that foster excellence and accountability throughout the sector.

Along with Spur’s rigorous nonprofit assessment process and executive director leadership coaching, Spur is available to support organizations with 1:1 strategic advising.

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23
Wood River Valley Nonprofits receiving 1:1 advising during the last year
50%
Percentage of Spur's capacity spent advising nonprofits since the pandemic began
4
Boards coached on efficiency, nonprofit lifecycle, or other topics

Testimonial

"Each time that I speak with [Spur], I leave the conversation invigorated, feeling both more competent than I thought I was and more confident to move forward with our business. I know that when an important question arises, I can look to Spur to guide us in the right direction."
Naomi Runkel
The Space
The Space provides academic enrichment, test preparation, and college application assistance to students who otherwise may not have access to these resources. Find out more at
https://www.thespaceidaho.org/

How can we help?

Spur can help you determine the most effective use of your philanthropy. If you have heard about intriguing organizations in the community, please reach out to Spur for our perspective.

‍Feel free to reach out to our organization or donate today to one of our funds by clicking below.

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