Last year's Carlton’s Walk in the Park was a great success, with both an increase in attendance as well as in income generated from the Event. For Event’s beneficiaries for this year, the Steering Committee’s preference would be to fund non-profit programs and services that directly benefit local families in the Yamhill and Carlton communities, rather than capital projects or operational and/or overhead expenses in the organization.
We anticipate that there will be more requests than we will be able to honor, but will do our best to accommodate as much as possible once budget reconciliation has been completed. The check presentation ceremony was in Wennerberg Park.
To apply for funding, please fill out the beneficiary form (click to download the 2011 form) and return to Carlton’s Walk in the Park, PO Box #99, Carlton, OR 97111 - by September 6, 2011 (postmark by this date is acceptable as well).
As this is a competitive process, clarity and accuracy of answers are important. Please note that funding in prior years does not ensure funding in future years, and that applicants may be contacted for more information. Should you have questions about the Carlton’s Walk in the Park donation application or its funding process, please contact Carole Stevens at 503-349-9616, or by email at Carole@folincellars.com
Since its inception in 2003, Carlton's Walk in the Park has raised over $225,000 to support local community and civic organizations including food banks, education, police and fire departments and athletics.
To date Carlton's Walk in the Park has:
- Been the primary support of local food banks as well as a significant contributor to schools, police and fire departments and local athletic programs.
- Brought visibility to the Yamhill and Carlton business communities.
- Generated community involvement, as demonstrated by nearly 250 community volunteers.
- Showcased some of the region's best art, food and wine.
- Rebuilt a community-gathering place by reestablishing use and vitality of Carlton's Lower Park.
- Generated National media attention including the Wall Street Journal.