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September 20 2022

Grants Available for Wenatchee Valley Make A Difference Day Projects

Applications Due September 30 Wenatchee Valley Make a Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, and the Community Foundation of NCW has grants of up to $200 are available to ...

August 17 2022

Community Foundation of NCW Awards Over $1.1M in Scholarships

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $1,123,900 to 216 students across North Central Washington and beyond – the largest award amount to date. The Foundation now manages over 130 ...

August 11 2022

Community Foundation of NCW Welcomes New Methow Valley Fund Advisory Board Members

The Community Foundation of NCW selected new members for the Methow Valley Fund Advisory Board: Donn Linnertz, Sara Steele, Kelly Wiest, and Jacob Young. The Methow Valley Fund was established ...

August 4 2022

Community Foundation Awards $402,000 in Grants to NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $402,000 in Regional Impact Grants (RIG) to nonprofits addressing community needs and enhancing the quality of life in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. ...

July 6 2022

Community Foundation of NCW Awards $100,000 in Methow Valley Fund Game Changer Grants

In its first year of awarding the Methow Valley Fund Game Changer Grant, the Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $75,000 to Jamie’s Place and $25,000 to the Methow Valley ...

May 3 2022

Methow Valley Fund Seeks New Advisory Board Members

The Community Foundation of NCW is currently seeking new members to serve on the Methow Valley Fund Advisory Board. The Methow Valley Fund (MVF) supports nonprofit and community agencies with ...

March 31 2022

The Community Foundation of NCW Awards $97,000 in Grants from the Methow Valley Fund, Announces New Game Changer Grant

The Community Foundation of NCW Awards $97,000 in Grants from the Methow Valley Fund, Announces New Game Changer Grant The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $97,000 in grants from ...

February 3 2022

Community Foundation Awarded Over $1.7M in Covid Relief

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded a total of $1,759,157 in Covid relief since the Spring of 2020 for North Central Washington nonprofits. In November 2020, the foundation reported ...

January 10 2022

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting scholarship applications for students who plan to attend community college, university, or trade school in Fall 2022. Over 130 scholarships are available ...

January 5 2022

Give NCW Raises $666,869 for NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce that $666,869 has been raised to benefit 62 nonprofit organizations across the region through Give NCW. Give NCW is an annual ...

November 8 2021

Employee Retention Credit Webinar for Nonprofits

Does your nonprofit organization have employees? Did Covid affect your organization? If you answered yes to those questions you should know about the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Join Charlie Miracle ...

November 3 2021

Give Methow Raises Over $650,000 for Local Nonprofits

Give Methow has raised $654,375 for 38 Methow Valley nonprofits – a record-breaking amount for the annual campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. Give Methow is ...

November 3 2021

Helping Hands for Youth Grant to Fund Learning Recovery

Application Deadline December 15 The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Helping Hands for Youth Grant - a new, one-time grant opportunity for K-12 public schools, ...

August 16 2021

Community Foundation’s Regional Impact Grant Reopens

Awarded Quarterly (First Quarter Due September 30) The Community Foundation of NCW has reopened its Regional Impact Grant (RIG), the largest funding opportunity for nonprofits in the region. The RIG ...

August 11 2021

Community Foundation of NCW Awards over $1M in Scholarships

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $1,061,700 in scholarships to 228 students from North Central Washington and beyond – the largest award amount and number of student recipients to ...

July 15 2021

Strategic Consulting Grants Awarded to 14 Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Practices Institute (a partnership between the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund) has funded Strategic Consulting Grants to 14 nonprofits across the region. The Strategic Consulting ...

May 18 2021

Hugs for Healthcare Heroes Final Distribution

The Hugs for Healthcare Heroes campaign has made its third and final “Hug in a Mug” distribution, resulting in 1,696 healthcare heroes at Confluence Health, Columbia Valley Community Health, Cascade ...

May 12 2021

Confluence Health and Wenatchee Valley Medical Group Announce Grant Program

Confluence Health and the Wenatchee Valley Medical Group (WVMG) have teamed up to launch the Community Partnership Fund, a program focused on advancing local initiatives that contribute to the health ...

January 12 2021

Give NCW Raises $561,189 for NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce that $561,189 has been raised to benefit 60 nonprofit organizations across the region through Give NCW. Give NCW is an annual ...

December 11 2020

Hugs for Healthcare Heroes to Support Healthcare Workers and Local Businesses

The Community Foundation of NCW has partnered with several local agencies to show support for local healthcare workers and local businesses through the Hugs for Healthcare Heroes campaign. Hugs for ...

November 24 2020

Community Foundation of NCW Awards $735,725 in Grants to Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $735,725 in grants to several nonprofit organizations through its retooled grant programs and community partnerships. The foundation’s grant programming has been updated to ...

November 13 2020

Community Foundation Receives $1.7M Bequest to Benefit Methow Valley

Ken Westman and his beloved dog, Snoopy. The Community Foundation of NCW has received a $1.7M bequest that will support Methow Valley nonprofits in perpetuity through the Methow Valley Fund. ...

November 6 2020

Give Methow Raises over a Half Million for Methow Valley Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW’s Give Methow campaign has raised $522,204 for 36 Methow Valley nonprofits – over $200,000 more than last year. Give Methow is an annual crowdfunding campaign ...

October 27 2020

$106,633 Disbursed to NCW School Districts to Help Struggling Students

We are so grateful to everyone who donated to the Back to Basics campaign to support struggling students and their families. Over $106,000 has been disbursed to ALL school districts ...

August 28 2020

Back to Basics Campaign to Help Struggling Students and Families

The Community Foundation of NCW is partnering with School Districts in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties to host an online fundraising campaign September 1st – 30th called “Back to Basics” ...

Make a Difference Day is October 22nd and we have $200 grants available for nonprofit organizations planning on doing community projects! It's a quick and easy application, the only criteria is that you are a 501c3 public charity, public agency (school, government, etc.), or be fiscally sponsored AND your organization participated in a project in 2021. Application due September 30th!cfncw.org/makeadifferencedaygrant/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We had a great time celebrating our Scholarship Committee Volunteers last night at Ohme Gardens serving up Whistlepunk Ice Cream Co.! It was a great evening to see friends, meet new ones, and honor the work of those who spend their time helping to select scholarship award recipients. Shout out to Edie Daniels, our Scholarship Volunteer of the Year, who has been volunteering on scholarship committees for decades and read over 350 applications just this year! She's a pillar in the education community, and we are so grateful for her dedication to students. Thanks to all who show up for our students - their futures are extra bright, thanks to you!📸:: Karissa Ann Photography - thank you, Karissa! ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosSAVE THE DATE! Methow Recycles is hosting a Harvest Fest on October 16 from 1 - 4 pm! There will be food, activities, games, face-painting, and FUN! ... See MoreSee Less
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Job Announcement: Executive DirectorWe are in search for WRI’s next Executive Director! Join us in our mission to connect people, communities and the natural world. We are in a strong position to seek a new leader, one who will maintain and expand our relationships and assets so we may deepen our mission impact.Find the full announcement, job description, and how to apply here: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/about-us/employment.html ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you see the Scholarship Awards insert in the Wenatchee World this weekend? If not, take a look at the full list of students who received Community Foundation Scholarship Awards this year! Congratulations to all!Or you can check out the whole insert here: cfncw.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/ScholarshipAwardsWWInsert2022.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to announce that $1.1 Million in Scholarships have been awarded to 216 students this year - the largest award amount to date! CFNCW manages over 130 unique scholarships established by people who care deeply about supporting students and helping them achieve their dreams as they attend community college, university, or trade school.Huge shout out to the 280 scholarship committee volunteers that dedicate their time to thoughtfully select the award recipients! It is a hard, but rewarding task and we are so grateful for their contributions.The next scholarship application cycle opens January 1st with deadlines of March 1 and June 1. We encourage anyone planning on post-secondary education to apply! Learn more at see the full list of recipients at www.cfncw.org/scholarships#scholarships #communitycollege #university #tradeschool ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us in welcoming the new members for the Methow Valley Fund Advisory Board: Donn Linnertz, Sara Steele, Kelly Wiest, and Jacob Young! Last year, the Methow Valley Fund received charitable bequests by Ken Westman, Mike Real, and David Walter that significantly increased its capacity for grantmaking and opportunities for making an impact in the community. With the growth of the fund comes new opportunities and new work for the Methow Valley Fund Advisors, and the perfect time to invite new voices to the table bring a broad and diverse representation of the community.The MVF Advisors agree to serve a term of 3 years to provide leadership and input, evaluate applications, select grant recipients, and act as an ambassador within their community. As members term off, the Foundation will seek to fill those roles from other members of the community. Thanks for joining us Don, Sara, Kelly, and Jacob and bringing your time and talents to help serve the Methow Valley! ... See MoreSee Less
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Big news! In the last year, your Community Foundation awarded $402,000 in Regional Impact Grants to 55 nonprofits throughout the region! These grants provided core operating and project-specific support on a quarterly basis to organizations improving NCW communities through vital health and human services, affordable housing, environmental stewardship, youth and elder support, and enriching arts and cultural experiences. AND, thanks to our Partners in Giving, we were able to award an extra $40,000 in additional grants (thank you, PIGs!!!). Check out the full press release and the list of grant awards to learn more about the incredible work of nonprofits in our region!cfncw.org/2022/08/04/community-foundation-awards-402000-in-grants-to-ncw-nonprofits/Learn more about our PIGs! cfncw.org/pig/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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.”

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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.

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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.

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