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The Glen Gives

Bend Northwest Non-Profit Corporation

A § 501 (c) (3) Organization

Tax ID:  20-4366867

Bend, Oregon USA



Our Mission

The Glen Gives group has grown and changed over the years but the Mission remains the same.

Glen Gives supports Central Oregon’s struggling families who have lived in the area at least one year.  Families must have shown a commitment to

help themselves.

They are provided a “Hand-up” not a “Hand-out”.  All Family Applications forwarded by local agencies are evaluated by The Glen Gives Family Team for their ability to maintain family stability.

In the Fall of 2004, Don and Mary Fellows realized they missed the giving opportunities for the local community they had participated in during their working lives.  They looked for a way to support families in Central Oregon.  Along with like-minded friends, they organized their fundraiser – a first class, red-hot chili cook-off and raised $20,000.


They met with local social service agencies and set about finding ways to fill essential family needs.  They focused on helping low income families by maintaining or finding employment and keeping the family situation stable.  They gave away all the money!

Today, 16 years later, The Glen Gives has raised close to $1.2 Million and helped over 1800 families.  The Glen Gives has grown over the years, but the mission remains the same.

Funds are raised through direct financial contributions and the annual Glen Gives fundraiser event held each fall.  All donations are tax deductible through the Bend Northwest Non-Profit Corporation §501 c(3).  Thanks to the generous gift of dedicated volunteers, all funds donated are given back to the community.