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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” ...

August 7 2020

Community Foundation of NCW Awards $734,852 in Scholarships

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $734,852 in scholarships to 204 students across North Central Washington - the largest distribution of scholarships to date. The Community Foundation manages over ...

July 30 2020

$50,000 Endowment Grant Awarded, New Grants Support Nonprofit Recovery

ENDOWMENT GRANT The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded a $50,000 Endowment Grant to Upper Valley MEND (Meeting Each Need with Dignity), a nonprofit dedicated to meeting the housing, hunger, ...

July 2 2020

NPI Goes Virtual with Nonprofit Reemergence Series

The Nonprofit Practices Institute (NPI), a partnership of the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund, offers training and professional development throughout the year to nonprofit organizations across North ...

May 29 2020

Statewide “All in WA” Campaign for Matches Donations for NCW Covid Relief

The Community Foundation of NCW announces its participation is the All in WA statewide fundraising campaign for Covid relief. The campaign launched on Wednesday May 27th with six All in ...

May 12 2020

Community Foundation of NCW Awards 3rd Round of Covid Relief

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $21,692 in its third round of Helping Hands Grants to nonprofits struggling with the effects of Covid-19. The Helping Hands Grant provides emergent ...

Where there's rain, there's a rainbow! That was definitely a theme for 2021. Although our communities faced many challenges, together we created solutions thanks to YOUR compassion and generosity. This annual report reflects our fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021), when the pandemic hit its peak impact on our region. With your gifts of time, talent, and treasure, we responded in many ways to help our nonprofits continue their missions and keep our communities safe. We're so grateful for your support, for the generous heart that you have for North Central Washington, and for giving back to ensure this place continues to thrive today and for generations to come.View the report online here: cfncw.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/FY2021AnnualReport.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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We are so incredibly proud of our amazing leader, Beth Stipe, for receiving the Spirit of Ernst and Susan Wagner Award at the Apple Blossom Service Club Luncheon today. Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz presented the award, which is given to a person, business, or nonprofit that has given back to the community to make it a better place. "She sees a gap, she fills it. When she sees a need, she finds a way to help." That is so true of Beth and her abilities to connect people together to create solutions. We are honored and grateful to work for her, alongside her, and celebrate her as the recipient of this most deserved award! Thank you Apple Blossom Festival for recognizing the good will of those who make our community a better place! ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a nonprofit wondering what kind of membership/donor database system works best for you? Come to our next IT Roundtable Series on June 1st to find out! We've got four nonprofit leaders that will share their experiences with choosing a system and pros/cons of the systems they have previously or currently work with. MEMBERSHIP & DONOR DATABASE SYSTEMSWednesday, June 1, 20229:00am - 10:15amThis is a FREE, interactive session via Zoom. Sign up today at www.cfncw.org/npi ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you love the Methow Valley community and believe in the important role that nonprofits play in making it a better place to live, work and play? Are you eager to learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing local organizations? Do you have a passion for supporting and being a champion for groups working to move the needle on community issues?We are seeking new volunteers to serve as Methow Valley Fund Advisory Board Members!The Methow Valley Fund, held at the Community Foundation of NCW, supports nonprofits and community agencies with programs that address community needs in the Methow Valley. The Methow Valley Fund Advisory Board aims to represent a broad and diverse cross section of the community, including a mix of long-time and newer residents, working and retired individuals, donors, volunteers, nonprofit representatives, and community members.Applications are due on May 31, 2022 at 10 PM. New Advisory terms begin on July 1, 2022.Learn more and apply at cfncw.org/mvfadvisoryboard/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosThere is still time to apply for our scholarships! We have 10 $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors furthering their education and four $2,500 scholarships for college students continuing their education.Applications close on Saturday, April 30. To learn more about these need-based scholarships, visit bit.ly/3uMPqRw!#Numerica #DedicationToEducation #LifeMoves #LiveWell ... See MoreSee Less
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Are your affairs in order? We're partnering with the Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services - VAS and Pybus University to give you advice on creating or updating your will and leaving a legacy. Join us for this free class to learn the basics of creating or updating a will from local attorney Allison Foreman of Foreman, Hotchkiss, Zimmerman and Bauscher. Beth Stipe, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of NCW will also introduce you to the “Give 10” campaign and encourage you to think about what kind of legacy you might leave for future generations. Local attorneys who specialize in estate planning will be available for you to meet following the presentation.May 3rd 7pm-8pm (English)May 5th 7pm-8pm (Spanish)Sign up here:pybuspublicmarket.org/events-news/pybus-university/ ... See MoreSee Less
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The Mobile Food Pantry is out and about! We are so honored to have helped fund this important resource for our communities. Chelan and Douglas County residents who need a little help putting food on the table that also have transportation barriers now have greater access to food thanks to our friends at the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council.Learn more and see schedule updates at cdcac.org/food-distribution-center/ ... See MoreSee Less
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All Hail the strawberry cutters - they are such an amazing group!Our staff is excited to also volunteer at the Funnel Cake booth again this year! We have so much fun helping this great crew raise funds for the Cakes for College Scholarship here at the Foundation that provides financial support for students attending Wenatchee Valley College. Be sure to stop by and say HI and get yourself a treat and help a student achieve their college goals!!🌸Six days to Apple Blossom🌸We couldn't do it without the strawberry cutters. Every morning a group of volunteers cuts well over 100lbs of fresh strawberries.Thank you all for coming back year after year to help make The Dream a reality. ---The funnel cake stand at the Apple Blossom Food Fair is 100% nonprofit and all proceeds go to local college scholarships. You can support by simply buying a funnel cake. Learn more at cakesforcollege.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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We currently have two grant opportunities open for NCW Nonprofits!The Regional Impact Grant is open to Health and Human Services organizations serving the region - $4,000 and $10,000 grants available. Deadline May 31.cfncw.org/regionalimpactgrant/The Methow Valley Fund Game Changer Grant is open to nonprofits headquartered in and serving the Methow Valley. Deadline May 1.cfncw.org/methowvalleyfundgamechangergrant/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Tenoch Mandujano

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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