Programs & Testimonials

2016 Grantees

Arts Grantees: 

Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters Schools Foundation, Sisters Starry Nights Concert Series, Sisters Park and Recreation District, Scalehouse, Sisters Arts Association, Atelier 6000, Bend Film, Bend International School, Hospice of Redmond’s Camp Sunrise, Camp Tamarack, Cascade Horizon Band, KPOV, Kids Club of Harney County, Youth Music Project, Oregon State University Foundation, Caldera, Crook County School District, Deschutes Public Library, Bend Soroptimist Harmony for Women Concert, Silent Echo Theatre Company, Sisters School District, Tower Theatre Foundation, High Desert Museum, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Columbia Center for the Arts, Community Orchestra of Central Oregon, and Museum at Warm Springs.

Education/Environment Grantees:

Confluence, Oregon State University Foundation, Sisters Schools Foundation Science Club, Sisters School District, Burns High School, Bend Science Station, Deschutes Public Library, Sisters Park and Recreation District, Sisters Graduate Resource Organization, Harness County Library Foundation, High Desert Partnership, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Deschutes 4-H Association, Oregon Humanities, Deschutes Land Trust, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and University of Oregon Foundation.

Social Services Grantees:

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central Oregon, Kemple Children’s Dental Clinic, Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation, After School Buddies, Bicycle Resource of Bend, Bloom Project, Family Access Network of Central Oregon, Grandma’s House, Ohana Eyes International, Harney County Senior Center, Bethlehem Inn, Sisters School District, Center Foundation, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Furry Friends Foundation, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Grant and Harney Counties, Healthy Beginnings, Heartwarmers, Kiwanis Club of Sisters, Oregon Adaptive Sports, Volunteers in Medicine, Opportunity Foundation, Harney County School District, Neighborimpact, and Sisters Little League.


Oregon State University – Cascades Campus
The Roundhouse Foundation generously supported the construction of OSU-Cascades new campus. They are also supporting our efforts to build it as a Net Zero campus.

Julie Hotchkiss, Director of Development, OSU-Cascades

The Cascade Horizon Band

The Cascade Horizon Band, based in Bend, is composed of 65 musicians aged 55 and older, arguably the largest senior band in Oregon.  For several years Roundhouse Foundation has assisted the band in two important ways: building a fine collection of percussion instruments, and helping the band with costs for performances in Canby, Sisters, Bend, Eugene, Redmond, Prineville and Madras. Without that financial assistance, CHB would have been limited in musical selection and venues.

Tom Worcester, French Horn

Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
Since 2011, generous funding support from the Roundhouse Foundation has empowered the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council to engage hundreds of students from Sisters and Camp Sherman in high quality stewardship education projects. The students we have worked with have received the gift of many inspiring days spent exploring, learning about, and connecting with our local rivers and streams. By committing hundreds of hours to guiding local youth to learn how to protect and restore Whychus Creek and the Metolius River, we are investing in the next generation of watershed stewards.

Kolleen Yake, Education Director

Bend Science Station
The introduction of SPArK: Igniting the Power of Science Education in Sisters was a huge success thanks to Roundhouse Foundation funding. Each Kindergartner, 1st and 2nd grader got to experiment with extreme cold by shattering hotdogs and observing droplets of Liquid Nitrogen dance across the floor. Third and fourth grades learned about forces by building structures with Legos, collecting torque data and then going outside to use ropes to “rescue” their instructor from a “climbing accident”. Fifth graders built motors and then conducted experiments on heart rate. 390 students and 13 teachers participated in the program. There was so much exciting science for Sisters last spring because of the Roundhouse Foundation. Thank you!

Lisa Bermudez, Development/Marketing