CFNCW Shatters Grantmaking Record Through Public Donations
Give NCW Donations Exceed Grant
The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $459,202 to twenty-five nonprofit organizations in North Central Washington. The awards come from the foundation’s Regional Impact Grant program and donations through Give NCW, a crowdfunding program hosted by the foundation.
The Regional Impact Grant program (RIG) is a competitive, annual grant program open to nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. This year, twenty-five nonprofits received $225,000 from the RIG to support specific programs or general operations.
The RIG funded a portion of their grant request, and Give NCW provided an opportunity for the public to learn about their programs and donate to help them reach their full grant request.
Give NCW received $234,202 in gifts from the public, including $5,000 in “Funday Monday” bonuses, exceeding the RIG award amount from the foundation. In its second year, Give NCW received 55% more in donations than in 2015.
Of the participating nonprofits, eleven programs were fully funded thanks to public donations through Give NCW.
“We are completely overwhelmed by the public’s generosity to the Give NCW program” said Beth Stipe, executive director.
“When the opportunity came to do crowdfunding through some new technology, we knew we had to take advantage of it. We hoped it would give our friends and neighbors the opportunity to become philanthropists, at all levels, and really get to know and understand their nonprofit community. These results tell us that people are invested in this region, and we couldn’t be more proud to support that effort.”