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.


Seed to Table Internship Program
This summer the Roundhouse Foundation supported five high school interns to go through the Seed to Table internship program. The Roundhouse Foundation supplied funding for each of these interns to receive a scholarship after they completed our program in which they can use towards higher education in their future.

Through the Roundhouse Foundation’s support the interns helped us transform a once bleak and bare desert scape into a thriving garden ecosystem. The interns were involved in all the steps of planning, implementation and development of the project. They were involved in sustainable agriculture education and helped to infuse the community with local food when many could not have this access without our program and without the interns extra help and enthusiasm in the garden. Providing garden based education to our community is a mission the Seed to Table strives to uphold. Interns helped provide a summer garden camp to 30 young students. Over 2000 pounds was also provided to the Sisters food banks and Sisters community members. Without our summer interns this would not be possible and thus our community is so grateful for The Roundhouse Foundation’s inspiring support.

Audrey Tehan, Seed to Table Program Director

Sisters Park and Recreation
On behalf of the children and families in our programs I would like to thank the Roundhouse Foundation for all the help it has provided to SPRD over the years.

Roundhouse grants have helped fund summer art and adventure camps, afterschool programs, and scholarships for children of needy families. Without the support of our partners such as the Roundhouse Foundation SPRD could not do what we do for the community.

Liam Hughes, Executive Director

Hospice Camp Sunrise
The Roundhouse Foundation has been a vital part of Camp Sunrise, the Hospice of Redmond’s annual grief camp for children ages 7–14, for several years. It is through the Foundation’s generosity that we have been able to offer our art and music program at the Camp.

The use of nonverbal communication such as art and music is a much more natural way for the children to express difficult feelings and emotions. They are valuable tools in helping them understand the strange and often frightening feelings of grief. Through its continuing support, the Roundhouse Foundation has made it possible for the children to have new musical instruments, art supplies for special projects, and a camp musician who guides the children to express themselves through music. The Hospice of Redmond would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to The Roundhouse Foundation on behalf of the many children attending Camp Sunrise who have found music and art as avenues toward their healing.

Diane Kellstrom, Consultant

Sisters Graduate Resource Organization
Oregon Association of Student Council (OASC) Summer Camp 2015 was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life. I would not have been able to take part in this incredible event if the Roundhouse Foundation had not given me their support, thank you. Roundhouse gave me the opportunity to grow and better myself as an individual and team player.

OASC not only taught me how to be comfortable outside my comfort zone, it taught me to thrive outside it. Through this experience, I was able to break the boundaries that I had set up for myself throughout my life. I let people, whom were complete strangers the first day, into my life in ways I have not with people whom I have known for years. My fourteen-person council has turned into my family, best friends, and a group of individuals who will love and support each other for the rest of our lives.

Maggie Bidasolo , Student Sisters High School