Desert Wind and the Fries family are committed to supporting organizations which seek to benefit the surrounding community through wine donations and charitable contributions. Here are some of the ways we are giving back.
Wine and Other Items for Nonprofit Fundraising Use
Each year we receive hundreds of requests for charitable donations from worthy causes throughout the Northwest; unfortunately we are unable to donate to them all. In lieu of selecting just a few of these organizations to receive donations, we have implemented a special pricing program
open to all qualified 501(c)(3) organizations for use in their fundraising efforts. Through this program, any qualified nonprofit can purchase wine, a VIP tour certificate or an accommodation certificate at a reduced price. If you have an upcoming fundraiser or special event benefitting a nonprofit, we invite you to take a look at our special pricing program
for qualified 501(c)(3) organizations.
Staff-Selected Charitable Donations
Each year, we ask each of our employees to select an organization to receive a wine tasting experience package as a donation from Desert Wind. In recent years, staff members have chosen to donate to The Children's Place, Puget Sound Kidney Centers Foundation, Safe Harbor Support Center, Cat Adoption Team, Prosser Eagles and more.
Give & Taste Program
Twice a year, Desert Wind partners with a nonprofit for a six-month period as part of our Give & Taste Program. Every month, our tasting list features a special wine only available for tasting as part of our Give & Taste Program. Guests who elect to try this wine pay a nominal tasting fee; the entire tasting fee is donated to our current Give & Taste partner. Since July 2014, our tasters have donated over $1,000 through this program.
For the second half of 2019 we are thrilled to partner with the following organization:
Could your nonprofit like to be one of our Give & Taste Partners? Please fill out this application
and return it to us to be considered for an upcoming partnership.
Guidelines for Becoming a Give & Taste Partner
- Desert Wind is only able to partner with registered 501(c)(3) organizations.
- Sorry, we are unable to partner with specific churches or schools; churches and schools may receive special pricing on wine or auction items, provided they are a 501(c)(3).
- Preference will be given to those organizations which most closely align with our mission for charitable giving (see below).
Desert Wind’s Mission for Charitable Giving
Desert Wind seeks to support causes which effect positive change in our local and regional communities, specifically organizations committed to promoting environmental sustainability, Northwest agriculture and agri-business, and education and services for farm workers.