Investment Fund and Steven D. Stinson Scholarship Fund

WFFA Investment Fund - The mission of the WFFA Investment Fund is to create financial stability and sustainability for the educational mission of the Washington Farm Forestry Association.

Gifts will be used for:

  • Newsletters
  • Magazines
  • Educational events, such as Field Days
  • Website
  • Community outreach

Your support can be in the form of:

  • Gifts of cash - may be mailed to the WFFA Investment Fund, PO Box 1010, Chehalis, WA 98532
  • Gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • Bequest in a will
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Gifts of timberland - may be managed by the Family Forest Legacy, LLC for long-term financial benefit to heirs or beneficiaries

​To have someone contact you to discuss the donation of a non-cash gift, please give your name and contact information to WFFA at, 360-388-7074 or PO Box 1010, Chehalis, WA 98532.  There is also a brochure available for download that explains further details.

Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship:  

A specific subset of the WFFA Investment Fund is the Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship. To honor Steve, WFFA has established a scholarship fund in his name, initiated by the generous donation of $20,000 from Port Blakely. Additional generous contributions have grown the Fund to over $176,000. The goal is to increase the scholarship fund to ensure a perpetual source of support is available for students majoring in natural resource studies.

The 2023 Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarships were awarded to Matthew Scheuber, John Nicholson, Rebecca Smyth, Jorey Johnson, Hunter Hinners and Jack Scheer. Our Scholarship Committee contacted each awardee with the news of their scholarship. The awardees were honored at our 2023 Annual Meeting where their video submissions were played for the attendees. Please click here to view the scholarship award page. The 2023 Scholarships are for the following awards:

  • Matthew Scheuber, to continue his studies in Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering at Oregon State University;
  • John Nicholson, to support his pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Forestry, with minors in Logging Operations and Marketing, at the University of Idaho; 
  • Rebecca Smyth, to continue her studies in Forestry at the Univeristy of Montana; 
  • Jorey Johnson, to support his pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Idaho;
  • Hunter Hinners, to continue his studies Natural Resources at Grays Harbor College; and 
  • Jack Scheer, to support his pursuit of a degree in Economics with a focus in Finance.

The 2024 Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship - WFFA is proud to announce the 2024 offering of the Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship. This will be the ninth annual offering, made available to WFFA members, families and affiliates. The scholarship is a maximum of $7,000 split between college students majoring in natural resources and Ag-Forestry Leadership Program applicants. Please click on the 2024 Scholarship Announcement for details. The due-date for scholarship applicants is March 15, 2024, and the scholarship awardee(s) will be notified by April 15, 2024.

Donations to the scholarship fund are always welcome.  Please visit the Family Forest Foundation website to make your online contribution or make your check payable to Family Forest Foundation with a note that it is for the Stinson Scholarship Fund, and mail to FFF, PO Box 1364, Chehalis, WA 98532.