Now Accepting Applications for Multiple Grant Offerings
Regional Impact Grant, Classrooms Can!, and Endowment Grant
The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for three competitive grant programs: the Regional Impact Grant, Classrooms Can!, and an Endowment Grant.
Offered twice a year, the Regional Impact Grant provides up to $5,000 available for general programs, special projects, start-up funding, small equipment, and other needs/enhancements for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. Government entities, public educational institutions, and religious organizations are also eligible. All other organizations are required to seek a fiscal sponsor to submit a grant request. This grant is offered twice a year; the fall 2013 cycle of this grant awarded over $120,000 to 39 nonprofits across North Central Washington. The application deadline is April 1 with awards announced in July.
The Community Foundation of NCW, The United Way, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have partnered to provide fifty $1,000 Classrooms Can! grants to teachers in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan countieswho can excite, expand, and enhance their classroom experiences. Projects should be innovative, involve students through hands-on activities, and engage the hard to reach learner. Projects must be focused in one of the following areas: arts education; field trips; literacy and social studies; STEM; or wellness. The application deadline is April 1, and awards are announced in May with implementation in the fall of 2014.
One $50,000 Endowment Grant will be awarded to sustain a nonprofit organization through a permanent fund at the Community Foundation with an annual income disbursement based on a spending policy. This grant is only offered every other year; the foundation awarded the inaugural grant to Methow Valley Sport Trails Association in 2012. The application deadline is May 1 with award announcement in September.
More information on grant requirements and instructions on how to apply are available on our Community Grants page.