March 2020 has turned out to be quite an unprecedented month. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on
Who We Are
A network with a shared vision
The Foundation is a network of growers, winemakers, goods-and-services providers, and wine-lovers with a shared vision: a thriving Washington wine industry. Because this vision is too big for any one person or organization to own, the Foundation’s board and staff work to build relationships, create partnerships, and facilitate collaboration to make our vision a reality.
The Foundation is unique as one of the industry’s few 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. This enables us to build, steward, and distribute funding for the industry in a way that others cannot. We take this responsibility and opportunity very seriously, and so commitment, stewardship, and sustainability are our highest values.
What We Do
A thriving industry
That is our shared vision: A thriving industry. We achieve that vision by bringing together partners and facilitating funding to craft sustainable solutions to our industry’s challenges. This results in programs and projects that produce direct benefits to the industry, including scholarships for students pursuing wine-related studies, and projects addressing industry issues including sustainability, risk management, clean plants, winery safety, integrated pest management and more. In doing so, we hope to honor the legacy of industry leaders, and invest in the future of those to come.