Fortuity Gives - Our Philanthropic Program
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery, Ala. 1957
Giving back to our community is a Fortuity Cellars core value. In fact, it’s part of the reason we wanted to start our own business – to support those who help make our communities better.
We are passionate about organization’s with missions who support farmers and growers, champion small business and promote the arts - particularly those located in the Yakima Valley, Central Washington and across the state of Washington.
Our Fortuity Gives Program has several facets:
- Back to Yak. Each month the winery is open, we put together a "Take the Winery Home" bundle and we donate $10 of each bundle sold to a local nonprofit. People may also participate online by using the code BACKTOYAK at checkout; just select 5+ bottles to purchase and you'll receive 5% off your purchase and we'll donate $10 to that month's nonprofit recipient.
- Nuwave Art on Wine. The Fortuity Ellensburg Tasting Room is co-located with Nuwave Gallery, owned by artist Erin Oostra. Several times a year she creates a custom piece of art that is transformed to bottles of our wine. Two dollars from each bottle sold will be given to a local, Kittitas County nonprofit, with an education or art focus. Erin will also give a portion of the sale of her art to these nonprofits. Purchase Nuwave art wine here. If you would like to be considered for the quarterly giving, please submit your request here.
We are happy to support Washington-based nonprofits, or those nonprofits supported by our wine club members. This comes in the support of personal contributions by owners Emily & Lee Fergestrom, discounted wine (in conjunction with a special occasion license), discounted venue rentals at both our Winery and Ellensburg tasting room, auction donations (tasting experiences), Back to Yak monthly recipient (winery only), and quarterly Wine+Art give back recipient (Ellensburg only). At this time, our business does not sponsor events.
Priority is given to requests submitted by our Chance Moments Wine Club members.
If you would like to submit a nonprofit request, please fill out the form below and we will review it as soon as possible.
*U.S. based 501(c)3 organizations only.