2018 Activity

News release: MILTON-FREEWATER AREA FOUNDATION GIVES TO COMMUNITY The Milton-Freewater Area Foundation recently announced community grants and scholarships for 2018 with a combining total of $118,543.96. Of that amount, nearly $23,100.00 was distributed in scholarships to 12 students seeking to further their education.

Scholarships awarded include: The Vesta M. Bascom Scholarship, Earl and Lela Frazier Scholarship, John O. Hendricks Scholarship, Nathan Allen Jay and Juanita Hope Jay Memorial Scholarship, Milton-Freewater Area Foundation Scholarship, James, Bernice and Pat Murphy Scholarship, Mac-Hi 2016 Scholarship, Tom S. Hinton Scholarship, and the Grady & Elizabeth Phillips Scholarship.

The remainder of the funds were distributed to further better the community. Below are some of the projects/activities the Area Foundation assisted throughout the year: • Milton-Freewater Historical society (Maintenance and support of the Frazier Farmstead Museum), • M-F Golf Club (Redoing their handicap ramp) • WW Community Hospice (Medication for patients) • M-F Chamber of Commerce • Junior Achievement (Sending students to finance seminars) • WW YMCA (M-F Summer Day Camp) • Milton-Freewater School Dist. (various projects and programs such as Central School Improvements and Gib Olinger Electronic Reader board). • M-F Public Library (New sets of double doors) • M-F Junior Show • MF Senior Center The Milton-Freewater Area Foundation strives to support Milton-Freewater and its inhabitants where possible and would like to extend their appreciation to all of the families and individuals that have made this possible with their generous donations. For more information about the foundation, how to apply for grants or scholarships, or make contributions, please contact Luis Alvarez MFAF Director. Luis may be reached by phone at (509) 526-1264, or mail at Baker Boyer Bank 17 W Main St Walla Walla, WA 99362. The Milton Freewater Area Foundation website is www.mfareafoundation.org and can also be used to obtain information.

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2018 News

A NEW MILTON-FREEWATER AREA FOUNDATION WEBSITE ANNOUNCED AND SCHOLARSHIP FUND ADDED

The Milton-Freewater Area Foundation is announcing the addition of a new website and a new scholarship fund!

The Area Foundation has been successful in years past primarily due to generous estate gifts and memorial contributions from members of our community and the surrounding area.  This has left a legacy for the future of Milton-Freewater. Over the years, the foundation has been gracious enough to be able to donate well over a million dollars to the Milton-Freewater area community.

The foundation now has its own website. With the volunteered assistance from David Marshall, the foundation was able to create and manage a more detailed website to share information about the Milton Freewater Area Foundation with the community. Our new website can be found at www.mfareafoundation.org.

With assistance from the Milton-Freewater School district, the Area Foundation has also created the Mac-Hi 2016 Scholarship Fund.  This is a fund setup to accept donations towards Mac-Hi graduate scholarships. To get more information on the 2016 scholarship fund please visit our website. Deadlines for scholarship applications will be April 1, 2018 yet grant applications are accepted throughout the year as the committee meets 4 times a year to review grant requests (March, June, Sept, and Dec).

To make donations/contributions or apply for a grant/scholarship, you can now use our updated website. If you need more information or have questions, contact Luis Alvarez, Milton-Freewater Area Foundation Director.  Luis may be reached at (509) 526-1264 or at Baker Boyer Bank Milton-Freewater Branch, located at 320 N. Columbia, Milton Freewater, OR 97862.

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2017 Activities

M-F AREA FOUNDATION GIVES TO COMMUNITY

The Milton Freewater Area Foundation was founded in 1962 for the purpose of creating a trust for charitable and educational uses in our community. The foundation committee is made up of 5 members within our community volunteering to serve 5 year terms. The Milton-Freewater Area Foundation Trust funds are currently managed by Baker Boyer Bank.

The Milton-Freewater Area Foundation recently announced community grants and scholarships for 2017 with a combining total of $102,670.00. Of that amount nearly $20,050.00 was distributed in scholarships to 14 M-F students seeking to further their education. The remainder of the funds was granted to contribute to the following organizations/programs around the Milton-Freewater community.

  • Milton-Freewater Historical society (yearly maintenance and support of the Frazier Farmstead Museum),
  • Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance (Startup fund for Neighborhood watch program)
  • Central Snow Cats (Ski Club)
  • Walla Walla Symphony (concert for elementary students)
  • Walla Walla YMCA (5 week summer camp for youth in Milton-Freewater)
  • Junior show of M-F (New irrigation system)
  • Milton-Freewater School Dist. (various projects and programs)
  • M-F Rotary ( Memorial Playground)
  • Providence St Mary’s Foundation (activity tracking bands for Elementary students)
  • WW Basin Watershed Council (Ferndale learning lab)
  • WW Community Hospice (medication for patients)
  • Little Theatre of WW (sound equipment and lighting)
  • MF Downtown Alliance (music and entertainment for Thursdays Rock)
  • M-F Senior Center (to repave parking lot)

For more information about the foundation, how to apply for grants or scholarships, or make contributions, please contact Luis Alvarez MFAF Director.  Luis may be reached at (509) 526-1492, or at Baker Boyer Bank (Milton-Freewater Branch) 320 N Columbia, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862. The Milton Freewater Area Foundation website is www.afareafoundation.org  and can also be used to obtain information.

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2016 Activities

FOUNDATION GIVES TO COMMUNITY

The Milton Freewater Area Foundation recently announced community grants and scholarships for the year 2016 for a total of $83,936.00. Of that, $17,050 was distributed in scholarships to area students furthering their education. The rest of the funds were granted to the following: Milton Freewater Historical Society (yearly maintenance and support of the Frazier Farmstead), Milton Freewater Downtown Alliance (The Gathering Place), Snow Cats (ski club), Milton Freewater Valley Library (upgrade for book checkout using RFID), Blue Mountain Babe Ruth of Oregon (last phase of renovation of the McRae Ireland baseball field), Milton Freewater Chamber of Commerce (banner for Rocks Festival), Walla Walla Symphony (concert for elementary students), Walla Walla YMCA (5 week summer camp for youth in Milton Freewater), Walla Walla Hospice, FFA (upgrades to the land lab), and Danner Farms Mentoring Project.

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