CFNCW Receives $50,000 Grant for New Technology

Scholarship StackThe Community Foundation of NCW has received a $50,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust that will fund a new financial and account management system. The software, purchased from Blackbaud, Inc. (a renowned nonprofit software company with 27,000 customers worldwide), will provide significant upgrades to streamline processes and increase donor services for the foundation.

“We are extremely excited for this opportunity to enhance our donors’ and fundholders’ ability to access and manage their funds,” said Beth Stipe, executive director. “This new system will also make many of our operating procedures much more efficient.”

Staff at the foundation are currently being trained on the new system and plan to go live with the software in mid-August. Once the implementation is complete, all grants and scholarship applications will be exclusively online. “We will be eliminating hundreds of pounds of paper and many hours of staff time moving to an online only process” said Stipe. “Applying for grants and scholarships is going to be so much easier for our nonprofits and students.”

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust provides grant opportunities to Pacific Northwest nonprofit organizations that seek to strengthen the region. To receive a grant, agencies must first submit a Letter of Inquiry and if accepted, are then given an invitation to apply. Between 2007-2011, Washington State received $16.6 million in grants – 10% of the total grant distribution by the trust.

“We are so grateful to the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for this opportunity” added Stipe. “It’s going to shape our internal infrastructure to support our growth long term.”

Leave a Comment





Subscribe to the CFNCW e-newsletter for donor news, scholarship opportunities, and good work being done in the community. 

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

GIVE TO A FUND

ESTABLISH A FUND

GIVE FROM YOUR WILL

GIVING CARD

BECOME A PIG

GIFTS OF STOCK

YOUR GIFT AT WORK

Tenoch Mandujano

Tenoch Mandujano

Scholarship Recipient

"My father was a migrant agricultural worker who eventually started his own cherry and apple orchard. [He] told me if I wanted to live a better life, I had to get an education. I plan on starting a career with the Chelan PUD with a passion for renewable energy and in turn give back to my parents and community for supporting my dreams.”

2019RIGOutreach-RosieYardSigns-Crop

Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

REGIONAL IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENT

The Regional Impact Grant provided funds to hire a Housing Justice and Outreach Coordinator to visit rural and underserved areas. Rosie’s bilingual and bicultural skills and experience have increased equity of service. Rosie is building partnerships with local organizations through events such as the Columbia Valley Community Health’s Back to School Drive, as well as posting yard signs.

ThomasSmith

Aero Methow Rescue Service

STRATEGIC CONSULTING GRANT RECIPIENT

Due to being rural, remote, and geographically isolated Aero Methow Rescue Service must be prepared to do more than respond to emergencies. We have become a healthcare partner who fills gaps in service.  This program allows our board the time and ability to work with a Strategic Planner to modify our plan to address those gaps.

$0 M

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

$0 M

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

0+

CHARITABLE FUNDS

FOUNDATION FACTS

arc-darkest-green-01