Humanitarian Efforts

Our passion is to give

It’s neither secret nor a surprise that Talus Rock Retreat aims to generate income, because it takes money to give money and to keep this place going. We are thrilled that this unconventional social venture affords us the opportunity to serve our community and its guests. Your patronage allows us to help others – and that we do; indeed, this is our “joie de vivre”. The following is a partial list of organizations that have benefited from your stay.

Below are lists of our domestic and international services as well as a list of our contributions.

International service

The entire Pedersen family enjoys third world travel to serve in some of the most neediest areas.

2004 – Sayulita & San Pancho, Mexico (Spay/Neuter clinics)

2009 – Uganda on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)

2010 – Swaziland with The Luke Commission (TLC)

2011 – India on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)

2012 – Nepal on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)

2013 – Liberia on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)

2014 – Philippines on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)

2015 – May: India, Nepal, Philippines, October: India on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)

2016 – India, Nepal on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)

Local Contributions

7B Drug Free

Angels over Sandpoint

Anna Schindler Foundation

Bev Milton Benefit

Bonner County 4-H

Bonner County Fair Rodeo

Bonners Ferry Youth Group

Boys and Girls Clubs of Spokane County

Carden Academy

Cedar Hills Church

Celebrate Recovery

Chrones Foundation

Crisis Pregnancy Center

Community Cancer Services

Cornerstone Community Church

Distinguished Young Women – Sandpoint High School

Domestic Violence Services

East Bonner County Library District

Encova United Way

Farmin Stidwell (PTA)

Festival at Sandpoint

First Christian Church

First Church of God

Friends of Sandpoint Airport

Gemini Autism Retreat

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest

Gospel Messengers / Moses Ssemndbuga

IDFY (Idaho Drug Free Youth)

International Children’s Network

Kathy Best Benefit

Kinderhaven Festival of Trees


Life Choices Pregnancy Center

The Luke Commission

Lynn Aase Benefit

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center

Matsiko Orphan Choir

Model United Nations (MUN)

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

North Idaho Aids Coalition

Panhandle Animal Shelter

Panhandle Thrift Store

Real Life Ministries

Refuge Ministry Idaho

River Of Life Church

Roan Allen Benefit

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church

Sandpoint Alpine Racing School (SARS)

Sandpoint Area Lodging and Tourism (SALT)

Sandpoint Charter School

Sandpoint Community Center

Sandpoint Middle School

Sandpoint Waldorf School

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living

Sandpoint High School X-Country Team

Sandpoint High School Grad Night

Shiloh Hills Fellowship


STEP (Strategies to Empower People)

The Strength Team

Tyler Cordle Benefit

Victim Witness Services

Young Life