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Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Regional Impact Grant

Deadline – August 1, 2019

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for its Regional Impact Grant (RIG), the foundation’s largest funding opportunity open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties (excluding the Methow Valley).

The RIG is an annual, competitive grant that provides funding for organizations making a significant impact in their community. There is no maximum funding request, however awards are not likely to exceed $10,000. Requests can be for specific projects or general operations.

Each applicant is visited by a team of Community Foundation staff and board members to learn more about their organization and request, and evaluate awards based on several factors that demonstrate their need and potential impact in the community.

The foundation typically receives around 60 applications for the RIG, but only 25 are awarded. Recipients will receive a portion of their request, then participate in Give NCW, an online giving catalog that invites the public to donate and help organizations reach their full grant requests.

In 2018, the foundation awarded $240,000 in Regional Impact Grants to nonprofits, with an additional $203,000 in public donations through Give NCW.

Applicants must apply online, deadline is August 1, 2019. Give NCW starts Thanksgiving Day through December 31st. Grants are awarded in January 2020.

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Accepting Applications for Community Foundation’s Regional Impact Grant

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for its Regional Impact Grant (RIG) open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties (excludes organizations in the Methow Valley and all public schools, as those entities have other dedicated grant programs).

The RIG is an annual, competitive grant – only 25 recipients will be chosen to receive awards, and last year the foundation received 60 applications. There is no maximum funding request, however RIG awards are not likely to exceed $10,000. Request can be for specific projects or general operations.

Award recipients will receive a portion of their grant request, and the remainder will be promoted on Give NCW, an online crowdfunding campaign that invites the public to learn about the nonprofits and donate to help fully fund their grant request. RIG awards are funded based on the foundation’s resources and the grant’s potential impact in the community.

“This is the foundation’s largest grant opportunity for nonprofits in our region, and we want to help make the biggest impact with the resources we have” said Claire Oatey, director of community grants. “The Give NCW campaign is a great way for nonprofits to raise awareness about their work in our communities, and with a $10 minimum donation, anyone can help support some of the programs that are directly impacting quality of life in their community and region.”

In 2017, a total of $441,630 was awarded to 25 nonprofits with over $235,000 coming from donations through Give NCW. To date, the RIG program has awarded over $4.5 million to support charitable work across North Central Washington.

Applicants must apply online, deadline is August 1, 2018. Site visits with each applicant are scheduled through the end of October and Give NCW starts Thanksgiving Day through December 31st. Grants are awarded in January 2019.

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$50,000 Endowment Grant Open to Support One NCW Nonprofit

Application deadline: May 1, 2018

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for a $50,000 Endowment Grant to support one nonprofit in Chelan, Douglas, or Okanogan county.

An endowment fund at CFNCW provides a nonprofit agency an annual income disbursement to support its operations while the principal of the fund grows in perpetuity.

The ideal grantee is a well-established, extraordinary organization making a significant impact on the community it serves. The organization must have experienced leadership at both the board and staff level who will use the $50,000 Endowment Grant to move the organization to the next level of expertise.

“Part of our mission is to help strengthen nonprofit agencies in an effort to support strong, healthy communities,” said Beth Stipe, the foundation’s executive director. “An endowment is an important component to securing long-term financial sustainability. The endowment grows over time through additional gifts and prudent investment through the foundation, which gives the organization the ability to continue their mission for generations to come.”

Previous recipients include Methow Trails, Numerica Performing Arts Center, and the Children’s Home Society of Weantchee.

The award will be announced and disbursed in September.

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Up to $200 Available to Support Your Make a Difference Day Project!

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

$200 grants available to help your Make a Difference Day project!

Did your organization coordinate a Make a Difference Day project last year? If so, you might be eligible for a grant of up to $200 to support your 2017 project!

The funds can be used in a variety of ways to help implement or enhance the quality of volunteer efforts for your 2017 Make a Difference Day project.

Recipients must be 501c3 charitable organizations, public agencies (schools, cities, government, etc.), or projects can be fiscally sponsored by a qualifying agency.

Applying for the grant is easy! Just let us know the title of your 2016 project and a description of your 2017 project. That’s it!

For questions on qualifying agencies, email jennifer@cfncw.org.

Important Dates

Deadline to apply: October 1
Grants awarded: October 10
Make a Difference Day: October 28

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This grant is made possible through USA Weekend Magazine prizes from the Gannet Foundation, now managed by the Community Foundation of NCW. 

Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Library Technology Grant

Application deadline: November 1st

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Eric C. Jensen Memorial Grant to improve literacy through technology and increase the ease and accessibility of information in libraries.

This grant is open to public libraries and public school libraries within the boundaries of Cashmere, Entiat, Wenatchee, and East Wenatchee School Districts. Awards range from $500 – $1000.

Previous programs funded by the grant include an Apple TV and two iPad teaching stations at Lewis and Clark Elementary Library and audiobooks and iPod shuffles for Pioneer Middle School Library.

Established in 2003, this grant honors of the work of Eric C. Jensen, which focused on expanding the use of information technology through innovative programs in the community.

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Accepting Applications for Library Technology Grant

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Eric C. Jensen Memorial Grant to improve literacy through technology and increase the ease and accessibility of information in libraries.

This grant is open to public libraries and public school libraries within the boundaries of Cashmere, Entiat, Wenatchee, and East Wenatchee School Districts. Awards range from $500 – $1000.

Previous programs funded by the grant include an Apple TV and two iPad teaching stations at Lewis and Clark Elementary Library and audiobooks and iPod shuffles for Pioneer Middle School Library.

Established in 2003, this grant honors of the work of Eric C. Jensen, which focused on expanding the use of information technology through innovative programs in the community.

Application deadline is November 1st.

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Methow Valley Fund Awards $63,050 to Local Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $63,050 to Methow Valley nonprofits through the Methow Valley Fund (MVF).

Established in 2006, the MVF is funded by an anonymous donor and donations from the public to support programs that address community needs and enhancements for the Methow Valley.

“The Methow Valley is such a great example of a community taking care of each other” said Denise Sorom, the foundation’s director of community philanthropy. “The bounty of nonprofit work in the valley tremendously improves the quality of life, which makes it such a special place to live and visit.”

Grant Awards

  • Aero Methow Rescue Service – $3,500 Emergency responder/healthcare provider wellness and suicide prevention
  • Cascadia Music – $1,500 Music Library
  • Classroom in Bloom – $2,500 Garden coordinator
  • Confluence Gallery and Art Center – $2,250 Fundraising development
  • Friends of the Twisp Pool – $3,000 Support Pool and Safety Fund
  • Little Star Montessori – $3,500 General program support
  • Methow Arts Alliance – $4,000 Arts education program for Methow Valley students
  • Methow At Home – $2,500 Methow at Home Membership Grant fund
  • Methow Conservancy – $2,000 Volunteers in Action
  • Methow Field Institute/Interpretive Center – $1,000 Exhibit storage and enhancement
  • Methow Recycles – $3,700 Event Recycling Program Development
  • Methow Trails – $2,500 Methow Valley Trails Collaborative
  • Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival – $2,500 Outreach and community partnerships
  • Methow Valley Citizens Council – $2,000 Communications toolbox for effective advocacy
  • Methow Valley Community Center – $1,500 Auditorium chair replacement
  • Methow Valley Family Home Center Association – $4,000 Generator replacement
  • Methow Valley Riding Unlimited – $2,000 General program support
  • Methow Valley Theater – $1,500 New mobile spotlight
  • Methow Watershed Foundation – $3,600 Administrative support
  • Northwest Outward Bound School – $2,500 Outdoor education program for Methow Valley School District
  • Room One – $3,500 Access to pro-bono / low-cost legal services for vulnerable Methow Valley residents
  • The Merc Playhouse – $2,000 Summer Theater Camps
  • Twisp Valley Grange – $1,000 Access ramp
  • TwispWorks foundation – $3,000 Methow Skills Workshops
  • Winthrop Rink – $2,000 Rink spectator and visitor safety project

The next Methow Valley Fund grant opportunity will be in December of 2017.

Now Accepting Applications for Stronger Schools Grant

Clovis Point Intermediate School received a $5,000 Stronger Schools grant in 2016 to support a summer library at Rock Island Elementary, where there is no public library access. Students came each week to read, play games, do art projects, and more.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for its Stronger Schools grant program that supports public schools and school districts serving grades Pre-K through 12 in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties.

Up to $5,000 is available for programs that enrich school experiences for students, support teacher development, and provide opportunities for schools to better achieve their goals.

Applications can be submitted by teachers, staff, PTSAs, or supporting foundations. Only one application can be submitted per school with principal’s approval, but can include multiple projects.

New this year, school districts are also eligible to apply for programs that will provide district-wide programs or opportunities. School districts may apply in addition to schools within their district.

Stronger Schools grant awards are disbursed in May and must be used within the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Last year, the Community Foundation of NCW awarded $50,370 in Stronger Schools grants to twelve schools across the region, supporting music education, robotics, field trips, and more.

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Waterville Community Fund Grant Now Open

watervilleApplication Deadline: November 30

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant.

Open to nonprofit organizations and public agencies in Waterville, the fund supports a variety of activities including:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic Projects
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services

Applicants must apply online at www.cnfcw.org/watervillegrant.

See last year’s Waterville Community Fund grant awards.

 

Accepting Applications for the Woods Family Music and Arts Grant

Application Deadline: September 30

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Woods Family Music and Arts Grant. Open to nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties (excluding the Methow Valley), the grant seeks to supports work that provides music and/or arts related services and education in these communities.

Up to $5,000 is available for programs in one of the following areas:

  • Foster and improve cultural awareness and education;
  • Music performance;
  • Music education direction for a wide range of students (children and adults);
  • Participation in coordination of regional arts events; or
  • Seminars and workshops for music educators and arts professionals.

Applications are due by the end of business on Friday, September 30th.

Visit www.cfncw.org/woodsfamily to learn more and apply.

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