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Waterville Community Fund Grant Now Open

watervilleApplication Deadline: November 30

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant.

Open to nonprofit organizations and public agencies in Waterville, the fund supports a variety of activities including:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic Projects
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services

Applicants must apply online at www.cnfcw.org/watervillegrant.

See last year’s Waterville Community Fund grant awards.

 

Accepting Applications for the Woods Family Music and Arts Grant

Application Deadline: September 30

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Woods Family Music and Arts Grant. Open to nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties (excluding the Methow Valley), the grant seeks to supports work that provides music and/or arts related services and education in these communities.

Up to $5,000 is available for programs in one of the following areas:

  • Foster and improve cultural awareness and education;
  • Music performance;
  • Music education direction for a wide range of students (children and adults);
  • Participation in coordination of regional arts events; or
  • Seminars and workshops for music educators and arts professionals.

Applications are due by the end of business on Friday, September 30th.

Visit www.cfncw.org/woodsfamily to learn more and apply.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Regional Impact Grant

The Washington Arts Education Consortium received a $12,000 Regional Impact Grant and $6.200 from Give NCW that enabled them to ensure every Kindergarten in the Wenatchee School District has access to meaningful art education in their classrooms.

The Washington Arts Education Consortium received a $12,000 Regional Impact Grant and with $6,200 from Give NCW donations met their goal to ensure every Kindergarten classroom in the Wenatchee School District has access to meaningful art education. 

Application Deadline September 1, 2016

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Regional Impact Grant (RIG). As the foundation’s largest grant opportunity for nonprofits in the region, the RIG program has awarded over $3.7 million to support charitable work across North Central Washington.

The RIG is open to nonprofit organizations, government agencies (excluding public schools), or fiscally sponsored programs in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties.

The RIG is a competitive grant, with over 40 applicants each year. Only 25grant recipients will be chosen to receive awards. There is no maximum funding request, however RIG awards are not likely to exceed $10,000.

In addition, recipients will have an opportunity to participate in Give NCW, an online crowdfunding campaign that invites the public to learn about the recipients and donate to help them reach their total funding requests.

In 2015, 25 nonprofits received $225,500 from the RIG with an additional $147,166 donated from the public, totaling a $372,166 investment in charitable work throughout NCW.

“We encourage as many nonprofits as possible to apply for this grant opportunity” said Denise Sorom, director of community philanthropy. “It is a remarkable way to not only receive grant funding from the Community Foundation but raise awareness and support for your organization trough Give NCW.”

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$50,000 Endowment Open to Support One NCW Nonprofit

Deadline May 1, 2016

The Community Foundation of NCW will award one $50,000 Endowment Grant to support sustainability of a nonprofit in Chelan, Douglas, or Okanogan county.

An endowment fund at CFNCW provides a nonprofit agency an annual income disbursement to support its operations while the principal of the fund grows in perpetuity.

The ideal grantee is a well-established, extraordinary organization making a significant impact on the community it serves. The organization must have experienced leadership at both the board and staff level who will use the $50,000 Endowment Grant to move the organization to the next level of expertise. View all eligibility requirements and guidelines.

The application is now open and is due on May 1, 2016. The award will be announced and disbursed in September.

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Stronger Schools Grant offers up to $5,000 for Public Schools in NCW

IMG_9137Application Deadline March 15

Do you have a great idea to make your school a better learning environment for your students?

Is your school in need of funding for an innovative program that improves academics or makes learning fun?

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for its Stronger Schools Grant program!

Stronger Schools provides up to $5,000 to public schools in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan* counties.

The foundation seeks to fund creative, innovative programs that inspire students, enhance academics, improve the school’s environment, and make learning fun and accessible.

Only one application may be submitted per school and must be approved by the school principal to submit. Multiple programs or projects can be included in one application, including requests from PTAs and Education Foundations.

View the Stronger Schools guidelines to see if you program is eligible and apply.

*Schools in the Methow Valley School District are excluded from the Stronger Schools grant as they are supported by the Methow Valley Fund.

Now Accepting Applications for Stronger Schools Grants

IMG_9137Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for Stronger Schools grants, awarding up to $5,000 to support public education in North Central Washington.

To be eligible, Stronger Schools applicants must serve Pre-K through 12 public schools in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties (excluding the Methow Valley School District which is supported by the Methow Valley Fund).

The foundation seeks to fund creative, innovative programs that inspire students, enhance academics, improve the school’s environment, and make learning fun and accessible.

Activities considered include: innovative programs responding to changes in the school; seed funding for new and creative programs that offer opportunities for positive change; programs that serve low-income or at-risk student; programs that facilitate collaboration among staff and/or advance the strategic plan; and programs that identify, enhance, and expand leadership opportunities for student.

Activities generally not supported include: core operating expenses that should be included in the school budget; endowment, capital, and annual fund drives; multi-year grants; funding for items purchased prior to grant; sponsorships or activities related to fundraising.

Only one application may be submitted per school and must be approved by the school principal to submit. Multiple programs or projects can be included in one application, including requests from PTAs and Education Foundations.

For more information and to apply, visit our Stronger Schools page.

Waterville Community Grant Now Open

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The Waterville Community Fund provides funding to support organizations and activities that benefit the greater Waterville community.

Application Deadline: November 30

The Waterville Community Fund provides grant funding for innovative programs that help to meet the needs of the Waterville community and its citizens. The fund supports a variety of organizations and activities, such as:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic Projects
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services

Awards are made annually through a competitive grant process and distributed in December.

Applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization whose program serves the Waterville community.

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Woods Family Music & Arts Grant Now Open

WoodsFamilyTaglineApplication Deadline: September 30

The Woods Family Music and Arts Grant is available to nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties who work to provide music and/or arts related services.

Up to $5,000 is available for programs in one of the following areas:

  • Foster and improve cultural awareness and education;
  • Music performance;
  • Music education direction for a wide range of students (children and adults);
  • Participation in coordination of regional arts events; or
  • Seminars and workshops for music educators and arts professionals.

Applications are due by the end of business on Wednesday, September 30th.

If you have previously received an Woods Family Music and Arts Grant, please note you must have completed a grant report before you apply for a new grant.

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Now Accepting Applications for Helping Hands and Regional Impact Grants

The Community Foundation’s new Helping Hands Grant program provides up to $2,500 to support unexpected needs or special funding opportunities where a small investment could make a big difference. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; grants are awarded every other month.

The Regional Impact Grant (RIG) program is the foundation’s largest funding opportunity for nonprofits in the NCW region, supporting general operating needs and/or specific projects through a competitive grant process.
In effort to make a greater impact, there is no longer a funding cap to grant requests. In addition, the RIG will now include a crowdfunding component called Give NCW that will allow the general public to learn about local nonprofit programs and help support them.

Helping Hands and Regional Impact Grants are open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies (except for public schools) in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.

Application deadline is for Regional Impact Grant is September 1st.

 

Now Accepting Applications for Regional Impact Grants

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The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office received a Regional Impact Grant in 2014 that helped to purchase radios for their Reserve Deputy Program.

Up to $5,000 for Nonprofits in North Central Washington

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for its Regional Impact Grants (RIG) program. RIG provides up to $5,000 to support nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties.

Regional Impact Grants fund general operations, special programs, needs, and enhancements that impact the quality of life for communities in the region.

Applications are completed online; deadline is April 1.

The RIG program will be changing after this cycle of awards to a program that allows for greater impact and more effectively responds to the needs of the community.

Details on the new program and requirements will be released in March. There will also be an information session at the Nonprofit Practices Institute Summit on May 18 in Chelan, Washington.

Applicants that receive an RIG award for this current cycle will not be eligible for the first year of the new program. For questions on how this might impact a request, email grants@cfncw.org.

Additionally, public schools are no longer eligible for RIGs. Funding for schools is now supported through the new “Stronger Schools” and “STEAM Teacher Grants” programs, which are currently open and accepting applications.

Learn more about RIG eligibility and apply

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