Event Sponsorships

Maps Community Foundation supports many local nonprofit organizations with event sponsorships each year. We love the way these organizations and events contribute to a vibrant, thriving Mid-Willamette Valley.

2022 Featured Events and Sponsorships

August 2022: Maps School Supply Drive

School-Supply-Drive.pngMaps is helping local schools get a strong start on the year by collecting school supplies from August 1-25. Collection boxes are located at all Maps branches. Supplies will be donated to Operation Backpack for Salem-Keizer Public Schools—a project of the Assistance League of Salem-Keizer, and to the schools near our Monmouth, Silverton, Woodburn, and Stayton Branches. See the supplies needed here. Please donate today!

2021 Featured Sponsorships

December 2021: Season of Hope – Liberty House 

Diagram, logoDescription automatically generatedMCF served as the presenting sponsor for Liberty House’s “Season of Hope” virtual fundraising campaign during the month of December. It was their most successful winter fundraiser on record, and we were thrilled to support their impactful work to change hurt into hope for children who have been abused or neglected in our community. 

December 19-23: Magic at the Mill - Willamette Heritage Center

We all love the holiday spirit and lights of Magic at the Mill! This annual event brings so much joy to our community and we were happy to be a part of it this year. 

December 2021: South Salem High School – VEX Robotics

Education happens in the classroom as well as outside through enriching afterschool clubs and extracurricular activities. We were proud to help the South Salem High School Robotics program purchase some urgently needed equipment to compete this school year. 

November 2021: West Salem High School Drama – Mamma Mia

It is wonderful to have students performing live theater on the stages again this school year! We were proud to support West Salem High School’s lively production of the musical Mamma Mia.

October 23: Willamette Humane Society Bowser’s Boo Bash 

Creepy cauldrons, Bowser’s Boo Bash was back on October 23rd! We were proud to be a bronze level sponsor for this fun in-person and on-line fundraising event for Willamette Humane Society. We all love our pets!

October 2: Center for Hope and Safety’s Steps to Safety Virtual Walk/Run

Center for Hope and Safety’s 2021 Steps to Safety Virtual Walk/Run took place on October 2 in honor of survivors and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This organization does incredible work supporting survivors in our community. Center for Hope and Safety’s 2021 Steps to Safety Virtual Walk/Run took place on October 2 in honor of survivors and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This organization does incredible work supporting survivors in our community. 



September 9: Willamette Valley Hospice – Reflections on the River

We were honored to sponsor the 4th annual Willamette Valley Hospice’s Reflections on the River event. This beautiful event honored veterans and those affected by Covid-19 by lighting luminarias along the paths at Riverfront Park. We were able to write several special messages from Maps on the luminarias and were really touched by this meaningful evening. 

August 29: Heart to Soles - Unboxing Day 

Maps was proud to support this wonderful annual event. This small local nonprofit is truly a labor of love and does so much for youth in our community. At Unboxing Day, over 100 local foster youth got to pick new shoes, enjoy a haircut, eat pizza, and even rock climb! MCF provided $2,000 toward the purchase of new shoes which means so much to these kiddos.  

August 28: Heart of the Canyon Wildfire Recovery Fundraiser

Maps was honored to host a table and provide an auction gift basket for this beautiful Heart of the Canyon event at the historic Heater Farm. We continue to be a partner in wildfire recovery efforts up the Santiam Canyon and serve many members at our Stayton branch who were impacted. 

Summer 2021: Keizer Community Library Summer Reading Challenge

We were proud to sponsor the Keizer Community Library Summer Reading Challenge. Data shows how important reading is to school success and summer is a great time to encourage kids to have fun reading. Our raffle prize was $100 towards opening a Youth Savings account. The winner was a Keizer kindergartener who was so excited to become a Maps member!

July 16-24: Virtual Salem Art Fair & Festival
Event Details at SalemArt.org

Maps is looking forward to being part of the 72nd year of the Salem Art Association’s Salem Art Fair! It will be virtual again this year, running from July 16-24. Virtual participation will help support over 200 talented artists and be a celebration of community, creativity, and over 70 years of beautiful art in Salem. 

July 17: Union Gospel Mission's Ribbon Cutting for the new Men’s Mission and Walk for Hope

We are excited to partner with Union Gospel Mission to celebrate the grand opening of their new Men’s Mission in Salem at 777 Commercial St. NE in Salem. We will also field a Maps Team to participate in the Walk for Hope 5/10K the same day.  UGM transforms lives by giving hope and safe shelter to those who are experiencing homelessness in our community. 

June 19: CASA of Marion County Superhero Run

Get your cape on! Maps Community Foundation was proud to be a gold sponsor for the CASA Superhero Run. Our Maps team ran fast (see photo above) and had a great time supporting this incredible organization that provides caring support and advocacy for children in need in our community. 

June 6: Willamette Humane Society's WillaMutt Strut

Maps Community Foundation once again strutted our stuff in the Willamette Humane Society’s Virtual WillaMutt Strut on June 6. Maps contributed pet food lids for participant goody bags. A total of 120 pet-lovers participated and over $25,000 was raised to provide shelter cats and dogs with the care and compassion they need while waiting for their forever homes. 

May 6: Liberty House, Cherish the Children MegaRaffle

We were proud to be a sponsor for this fun, new virtual fundraising event for Liberty House, who works diligently and with great heart to change hurt into hope in the lives of vulnerable children in our community. Because of our investment, Liberty House was able to raise over $100,000; resulting in 60 children receiving three months of therapy, 60 children receiving a comprehensive medical exam, 300 adults trained to prevent child abuse, and much more. 

April 23: Mid-Valley Literacy Center, Spotlight on Literacy Virtual Event

We were proud to sponsor this virtual Spotlight on Literacy event. MVLC’s mission is to empower adults with the literacy skills needed to increase economic stability and overall quality of family life. A total of 129 people participated in this fundraiser, raising just over $20,000 for this important local nonprofit organization. This amount covers the cost of serving 114 adult students for the year and represents 13% of their annual budget. 

If you are a nonprofit organization interested in applying for an event sponsorship from Maps Community Foundation, please submit your request here. We review requests on a monthly basis so be sure to submit your request a few months in advance of your event.