Net proceeds raised from the Annual Golf Tournament are split 80% to the Giving Fund and 20% to the Endowment Fund. Additional donations with a Giving Fund designation are also added throughout the year.

Giving Fund

Balance as of 2/25/2023: $130,011.89

Awards Given as of 2/25/2023: $65,921.31

Sponsorships Awarded as of 2/25/2023: 136

The Shane Thurston Giving Fund is a fund that is open and available to students K – 12 to get up to $500 for Tutoring Hours, Art/Music Program Tuition, or Art/Music supplies. The Giving Fund was opened with the first round of funds raised at our 1st Annual Golf Tournament in 2021 which totaled $40,000.

We are so excited to announce the addition of $144,000 to the Giving Fund from the net proceeds of the 2022 Golf Tournament.

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Bears for Brilliance

Bears for Brilliance is a program that is being fully rolled out in 2023 to provide a bear for each sponsorship recipient that would like to receive one. They have a Burden Bear card attached as shown below. This is all possible because of the generous founding donor, Cactus Tools, who provided the first $5,000 to be allocated to this program. We are so thankful for their amazing support.

Endowment Fund

Balance as of 12/22/2022: $58,650.53

Our endowment fund is being built to grow a sustainable structure with all partnerships formed.


Applicants for the annual STF grants are other 501c3 organizations who have a mission that is in alignment with the mission of the Shane Thurston Foundation. We have currently committed to a minimum of $4,000 per year, with an additional grant above that upon approval.

2020 Grants Awarded: $8,000

2021 Grants Awarded: $9,500

*2022 Grant Application – to be posted by 10/1/2022

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 STF Educational Grant Recipient

Sun Valley Youth Center received a $6,000 Educational Grant to provide access to educational programs to our local youth.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 STF Educational Grant Recipients

Sun Valley Youth Center received a $4,000 Educational Grant to provide access to educational programs to our local youth.

A Precious Child was awarded both the $1,000 Art Education Grant as well as the $3,000 Tutoring Grant. Yet another building block for our the underserved youth to gain access to educational programs.

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