Community Foundation of NCW Awards $268,000 in Grants to NCW Nonprofits
The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $268,000 through its Regional Impact Grant to 27 nonprofits across North Central Washington.
The Regional Impact Grant is an annual, competitive grant open to nonprofit organizations serving Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties to support specific projects or general operations. There is no cap to the funding request; however, the average award is around $10,000.
Each applicant is visited by a team of Community Foundation staff and Board Trustees to learn more about their organization and grant request. Over 60 applications were submitted, making this year’s grant very competitive.
Twenty-five of the awarded organizations were selected to participate in Give NCW, an online giving campaign starting Thanksgiving Day through December 31st. Each of the recipients received a portion of their grant request, and Give NCW is an opportunity for the community to donate and help them reach their full request goal.
“Give NCW is a great way for anyone to participate in community philanthropy” said Beth Stipe, the foundation’s executive director. “It’s just a $10 minimum donation, and there are several types of organizations that anyone can connect with and support. It’s an easy way for us all to come together to lift our communities.”
REGIONAL IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENTS & GIVE NCW PARTICIPANTS
|Art On the Avenues||Beauty of Bronze||$10,000|
|Cashmere Food Bank||Feeding Our Community||$9,000|
|Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services||“Justice for All” through Community Outreach||$10,000|
|Children’s Home Society of Washington||Giving Students a Better Chance||$14,000|
|Conservation Northwest||Okanogan Wildlife Crossing Campaign: Saving Lives on Highway 97||$11,000|
|Green Okanogan||Keep Recycling GOing Strong||$7,000|
|Lake Chelan Health and Wellness Foundation||Help us Make a Healthier Chelan Valley!||$7,000|
|Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Volunteer Firefighters Association||Help Save a Life with Public Access AEDs||$10,000|
|Lighthouse Clinic||“An Ounce of Prevention” Toothbrush Project||$10,000|
|Manson Park & Recreation District||Help keep the “PLAY” in Singleton Park’s playground!||$7,000|
|Methow Arts Alliance||FREE Arts Education Programs for Students in 5 School Districts||$10,000|
|Mobile Meals of Wenatchee||Meal Delivery Service for Those in Need||$9,000|
|Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||Protecting Families, Strengthening Communities||$13,000|
|Packing Friendship (Fiscal: Grace Lutheran Church)||Weekend Backpack Program Feeds Hungry Kids||$6,500|
|Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho||Patient Fund for Cervical Cancer Screening and Early Intervention||$14,000|
|SAGE: Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis Center||SAGE’s Housing Assistance Program||$10,000|
|Stage Kids WA||Building Characters, One Child at a Time!||$10,000|
|TEAMS Learning Center||PLAY WITH A PURPOSE: Teaching Young Children and their Parents||$7,000|
|The Brave Warrior Project||It’s Kind of Fun to do the Impossible!||$7,500|
|The Trust for Public Land||Fill Kiwanis Methow Park with Laughter and Learning||$13,000|
|Thrive Chelan Valley||Trauma Training for Mentors||$12,000|
|Wenatchee River Institute||Get Young Students in Touch with Nature||$11,000|
|Wenatchee Valley Humane Society||Planned Pethood: Spay and Neuter Fund||$14,000|
|Wenatchee Valley TREAD||TREAD MAPS: Find and Protect Your Next Outdoor Adventure||$9,000|
|Women’s Resource Center of NCW||Bruce Transitional Housing Program||$14,000|
|Lilac Services for the Blind – not participating in Give NCW||Technology Training||$9,000|
|Rotary Club of East Wenatchee – not participating in Give NCW||East Wenatchee Rotary Futsal Field||$4,000|
The next Regional Impact Grant will open June 1, 2020.
To learn more about Give NCW and donate, visit www.GiveNCW.org.