The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $216,950 in Regional Impact Grants to 28 nonprofits across North Central Washington.
The Regional Impact Grant (RIG) is an annual grant open to any 501c3 charitable nonprofit or public agency in Chelan, Douglas, or Okanogan counties to support specific projects or general operations for programs that make a positive impact in their communities.
Each applicant is visited by a team of Community Foundation staff and Trustees to learn more about their organization and grant request to determine award recipients. Over 60 applications were submitted, making this year’s grant very competitive.
“We are really excited about the list of recipients this year,” said Claire Oatey, director of community grants. “They are so diverse – from arts to environment, health services to youth programs – all reaching different areas of our region to improve quality of life.”
Each of the grant recipients received a portion of their grant request, as the amount of requests received far exceeded the amount the foundation was able to award. That’s where Give NCW comes in.
Give NCW is an online crowdfunding campaign that showcases each of the nonprofit’s projects and programs and asks the community to donate to help them reach their initial fundraising goal.
“We started Give NCW to build awareness of the great nonprofit work happening in our communities across the region,” said Jennifer Dolge, director of donor service and communications. “Last year, the public gave more to organizations on Give NCW than the foundation awarded in Regional Impact Grants – and to us, that was a huge success. Seeing your community come out and support its nonprofits is what makes our region so special.”
To view the list of participants and donate to their projects, visit www.givencw.org from Thanksgiving Day to December 31st.
Minimum donation is $10, and the Community Foundation is absorbing all credit cards fees so 100% of the donation supports the nonprofit.
Donations can support multiple projects in one transaction, or the Give to All option allows your gift to be divided among each organization.
Regional Impact Grant Recipients / Give NCW Participants
- Apple Pie Jamboree – $6,000 Event improvements
- Art on the Avenues – $7,500 Beauty of Bronze, an arts education program for 5th graders in Wenatchee School District
- Cascade Columbia Fisheries – $9,000 Expanded education and outreach to adults in NCW
- Cascade Medical Foundation – $11,000 Colonoscope replacement and upgrades to colonoscopy suite
- Chelan-Douglas Land Trust – $7,500 Wenatchee Foothills invasive species control
- Children’s Home Society of Washington – $7,500 Readiness to Learn, an early intervention dropout reduction program
- Confluence Health Foundation – $5,000 Miracle Milk for Babies, a program supporting donated breastmilk for newborn babies who need special care
- EASE Cancer Care Foundation – $10,000 Journey to Wellness 2-day educational workshop and a 12-week Cancer Survivorship rehabilitation program
- Invent Now, Inc. – $5,000 Camp Invention, a week-long STEM-focused summer program
- Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church – $7,500 Backpack Mission to provide backpacks of food for 75 pre-K through High School students in Cascade and Pateros School Districts
- Lilac Services for the Blind – $5,000 Technology training for individuals with vision loss on assistive devices such as computer, tablets, and smart phones
- Medical Teams International – $7,500 Mobile Dental Program for free or low-cost dental care in several locations across NCW
- Methow Arts Alliance – $11,250 Arts education for students in five Okanogan county school districts that would otherwise not have any art programming
- More to Life – $6,000 The Anchor Recovery Program that serves teens newly released from Juvenile Detention
- Northwest Immigration Rights Project – $12,000 Keeping Families Together project that provides legal representation for low-income immigrants
- Numerica Performing Arts Center – $10,000 Every Kid at the PAC program that creates opportunities for students in NCW to experience the arts for free
- Pateros Brewster Community Resource Group – $9,000 General operating support
- Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho – $7,500 Well Women Exams Patient Assistance Fund to remove cost barriers to receive cervical cancer screening, detection, and early intervention services
- Stage Kids WA – $7,000 General operating support
- The Trust for Public Land – $7,500 Parks for the People program, ensuring everyone lives within a 10-min walk to a quality park in Wenatchee Valley
- THRIVE Chelan Valley – $7,500 Fusion One on One Mentoring connecting adults to mentor youth for inspiring and supporting personal growth
- Wenatchee Valley Humane Society – $10,000 Operation Fix, providing vouchers for low-income residents to spay and neuter their dogs and cats and other related programs
- Wenatchee River Institute – $8,000 Traveling Naturalists to visit four Wenatchee elementary schools engaging students in nature and science
- Wenatchee Valley TREAD – $8,000 Support for Executive Director to lead new organization that advocates for outdoor recreation in the Wenatchee Valley
- YWCA North Central Washington – $9,000 Opportunity Homeless Case Management to connect with homeless individuals, help eliminate barriers, and access permanent housing
The following organizations also received Regional Impact Grants, but will not participate in Give NCW.
- Chelan County Natural Resource Department – $6,000 Stemilt-Squilchuck recreation plan implementation
- Community Cultural Center of Tonasket – $5,300 Expand community outreach
- Northwest Youth Corps – $4,400
The next Regional Impact Grant will open in July 2018. All awarded recipients must wait out one year before re-applying.
The Community Foundation of NCW would like to thank and recognize the Wenatchee World for its partnership in Give NCW and helping to showcase the charitable work of nonprofits across the North Central Washington region throughout the campaign.
Frauke Rynd was a lucky “Funday Monday” winner and supported some of her favorite organizations with an extra $500 from the foundation.
The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce its Give Methow campaign has raised $220,533 for 32 Methow Valley nonprofits.
Give Methow is a crowdfunding campaign that runs in October and was created by the foundation to build awareness about local nonprofits in the Methow Valley and provide a way for people to easily support their work.
“This is our third year of hosting the campaign, and the donations continue to grow” said Beth Stipe, the foundation’s executive director. “People tell us they love to give this way because it’s so easy, and they learn about other programs happening in the valley. That’s exactly what we wanted to do when we first started these campaigns, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the community’s support.”
Any 501c3 public charity in the Methow Valley was eligible to participate to raise funds for up to $10,000 to support a specific program or general operations. Thirty-two organizations participated, all providing a unique quality of life for the Methow Valley – from the arts to environment, health and housing to education, recreation, and community services.
As a fundraising incentive, an anonymous donor who loves the Methow Valley seeded a $30,000 stretch pool to be distributed across the organizations based on how much they raised. An additional $2,000 was added to the pool by people who wanted to support all organizations, which allowed some Give Methow participants to exceed their goals.
Individuals who gave on Mondays were entered to win $500 or $1,000 to use on Give Methow any way they chose through the foundation’s “Funday Monday” contest. On the final Funday Monday, 375 donations were made totaling over $32,000.
Give Methow will run again in October 2018.
Give Methow Results
|Aero Methow Rescue Service
|Cove Food Bank
|Methow Valley Citizens Council
|Public School Funding Alliance
|Classroom in Bloom
|Methow Valley Community School
|Methow At Home
|Methow Arts Alliance
|Methow Valley Riding Unlimited
|Methow Housing Trust
|Little Star Montessori School
|Methow Valley Community Center
|Friends of the Winthrop Public Library
|Methow Valley Interpretive Center
|Confluence Gallery and Arts Center
|The Merc Playhouse
|Methow Valley Nordic Team
|Friends of the Pool
|Shafer Historical Museum
|Methow Beaver Project
|Methow Watershed Foundation
|Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
|Twisp Valley Grange
|Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival
The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce new Board Trustees who have joined our organization: Matt Canlis, Lester Cooper, Leslie Freytag, and Dr. David Kolde.
Each of them brings leadership and expertise from business, faith, and health arenas of the community.
Lester Cooper was born in England and immigrated to North America in 1965. In 1992 he purchased a home in Lake Chelan and is now a full time resident. Lester retired from an extensive career with General Electric and throughout his career traveled the world, gaining a unique understanding of many different cultures and diversity. Lester enjoys everything Lake Chelan has to offer, is active in the community and serves on many boards, and believes strongly in dedication to community.
Rev. Matt Canlis was ordained in the Church of Scotland, and currently serves at Trinity Church in Wenatchee. Matt has a Master’s of Literature in Theology from the University of St. Andrew’s, a Master’s of Divinity from Regent College, and his B.A. in History from the University of Washington.
Leslie Freytag is a highly accomplished senior executive, entrepreneur, and turnaround expert with more than 40 years of success in retail. She is a brand management and targeted sales strategist. Most recently, Leslie was the President and CEO of butter LONDON, where she took an underachieving startup to a successful, global operation. Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Clothing from Colorado State University. She is the founder and Principle of her own consulting firm, the Freytag Group, where she continues to provide advisory services to retail companies. Leslie and her husband Tony live in Wenatchee.
Dr. David Kolde is a graduate of UCLA and Hahnemann University Medical School and has been practicing family medicine in the Wenatchee Valley for 15 years. He is married to Kaye and has two children, a son who is a senior in high school and a daughter who is a junior. He enjoys tennis, the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, and traveling.
The foundation wishes to acknowledge outgoing Trustees for their time and service to the North Central Washington region: Bart Clennon, Lisa Day, and outgoing Board Chair Katie Kavanaugh Pauly. We are grateful for their long-term investment of service with the foundation!
November 3, 2017
7:30am – 12:00 noon
Numerica PAC, Wenatchee
Be Clearly will host Live2Lead WenatcheeValley on November 3. This event is a half day, leader development simulcast experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways they can put into practice immediately. The event is scheduled from 7:30-noon and will be held at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee.
Attendees will learn from world-class leadership experts, including Dr. John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Cheryl A. Bachelder, and Warrick Dunn who will be presenting to a live audience in Atlanta, GA and is rebroadcast here locally. Attendees should expect to be prepared to embrace a growth mindset, implement a new action plan, and start leading when they get back to the office with renewed passion and commitment.
“This will be an exceptional opportunity to learn from the world’s top leadership influencers as they reach out to leaders like us all around the world.” according to Colin Brine, CEO of Be Clearly the host and producer of the event. “We have designed the experience for people of value to create value for our community.”
“We created the event to not only create personal and professional growth for participants, but to create value for our community in three ways: first to challenge participants to think more broadly about the role they play and how they add value to the community, second to direct proceeds from ticket sales to our Benefit Partner, The Community Foundation of NCW – creating funding for a leadership academy for non-profit leaders throughout our region, and third that each of the first 150 ticket purchases, will automatically fund a mentorship ticket enabling an equal number local high school and college students to attend. Imagine – 150 next generation leaders learning right alongside up to 350 of our region’s best leaders, thinkers and doers.” Brine added.
Dr. John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. In that year, John also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations — The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP — have trained more than 6 million leaders in every nation.
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His seven best-selling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, The Complete Guide to Money, Smart Money Smart Kids and The Legacy Journey—have sold more than 10 million copies combined.
Cheryl A. Bachelder is a passionate restaurant industry executive who most recently served as the CEO Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl is known for her crisp strategic thinking, franchisee-focused approach, development of outstanding leaders and teams and superior financial performance. She brings more than 35 years of experience in brand building, operations and public-company management at companies like Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and The Procter & Gamble Company.
Warrick Dunn is a former NFL running back and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, known for his success both on and off the field. Dunn’s football career began at Florida State University and in 1997, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played for the Bucs for five years before signing with the Atlanta Falcons in 2002. Six seasons later, in 2008, he returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his final season.
The Wenatchee World and Jennifer Korfiatis Marketing are presenting sponsors of the event as well as passionate advocates for whole community thinking and action.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$200 grants available to help your Make a Difference Day project!
Did your organization coordinate a Make a Difference Day project last year? If so, you might be eligible for a grant of up to $200 to support your 2017 project!
The funds can be used in a variety of ways to help implement or enhance the quality of volunteer efforts for your 2017 Make a Difference Day project.
Recipients must be 501c3 charitable organizations, public agencies (schools, cities, government, etc.), or projects can be fiscally sponsored by a qualifying agency.
Applying for the grant is easy! Just let us know the title of your 2016 project and a description of your 2017 project. That’s it!
For questions on qualifying agencies, email email@example.com.
Deadline to apply: October 1
Grants awarded: October 10
Make a Difference Day: October 28
Submit/View 2017 Make a Difference Day Projects
This grant is made possible through USA Weekend Magazine prizes from the Gannet Foundation, now managed by the Community Foundation of NCW.
Application deadline: November 1st
The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for the Eric C. Jensen Memorial Grant to improve literacy through technology and increase the ease and accessibility of information in libraries.
This grant is open to public libraries and public school libraries within the boundaries of Cashmere, Entiat, Wenatchee, and East Wenatchee School Districts. Awards range from $500 – $1000.
Previous programs funded by the grant include an Apple TV and two iPad teaching stations at Lewis and Clark Elementary Library and audiobooks and iPod shuffles for Pioneer Middle School Library.
Established in 2003, this grant honors of the work of Eric C. Jensen, which focused on expanding the use of information technology through innovative programs in the community.
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop
Wednesday, October 11th, 207 at Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth
Special Guest, Peter Drury is the Vice President for Mission Advancement of the Make a Wish Foundation (Alaska & Washington) and Adjunct Professor in Seattle University’s Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program.
The Community Foundation of NCW in partnership with the Icicle Fund is now taking reservations for the annual Board Celebration Dinners that honors and recognizes nonprofit board volunteer service.
For current board members of nonprofits in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties, the Board Celebration Dinners provide a complimentary dinner at either Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop or Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth along with a short program to recognize the important role of board volunteers and inspire continued service to community.
“Volunteer board service is a vital component of a nonprofit, and we want board members to know we appreciate their dedication to improving their community through the nonprofits they are passionate about” said Beth Stipe, executive director. “The Board Celebration Dinners honors their service to community, and it’s a fun, inspiring night that reminds us all how important our nonprofit sector is to a great quality of life.”
The evening includes a presentation by special guest, Peter Drury, Vice President for Mission Advancement of the Make-A-Wish (Alaska & Washington). He also serves as Adjunct Professor in Seattle University’s Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program. Peter has extensive experience working with charities, nonprofits, and community foundations. He will inspire the evening with the impact of storytelling to engage our communities in supporting charitable causes.
Seating is limited and reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Reserve seats online at www.cfncw.org/boardcelebrationdinners. A credit card will be required to reserve a seat, but will not be charged except for no shows or late cancellations.
Reservation deadline is September 29th.
The Community Foundation of NCW has seen significant growth over the last decade, and in response has hired new staff to better serve its generous donors, regional nonprofits, and college-bound students.
Erika Orsulak has joined the foundation as the Director of Education Programs. This position manages over 100 unique scholarship funds, connecting students across North Central Washington to scholarships that can ease the financial burden of a college education. Erika will also oversee the foundation’s education-focused grant programs, including the Stronger Schools Grant that supports public schools and school districts. Erika has worked in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for over 17 years. Most recently, she worked for the National Scholarship Providers Association and Washington Women in Need.
Claire Oatey has joined the foundation as the Director of Community Grants. This position manages the foundation’s competitive grant programs, including the Regional Impact Grant and the Helping Hands Grant. Claire will also oversee the Nonprofit Practices Institute, a capacity-building program in partnership with the Icicle Fund that serves the region’s nonprofits. Claire has several years of experience working in various areas of the nonprofit sector, including Rebuilding Together Seattle, an animal welfare organization, and The Center for Early Childhood Programs in Colorado.
The Community Foundation has also created a new position, Director of Philanthropy, which will be assumed by Denise Sorom, the foundation’s former Director of Community Philanthropy. Denise will be stewarding current and interested foundation donors, and supporting the continued growth of community philanthropy in our region.
“We are committed to protecting our region’s charitable investments with a highly talented and dedicated team that can bridge people’s philanthropic dreams with our community’s needs,” said Beth Stipe, Executive Director. “Our region continues to support and expand community philanthropy with generous gifts, and we’re excited to be growing in the direction of continually improving our communities together.”
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.
The Nonprofit Practices Institute is hosting a workshop, “Boards in Gear”, for nonprofit board members and staff to help strengthen the practice of board leadership for more effective, sustainable results in addressing community needs.
“Boards in Gear” will be facilitated by Nancy Bacon, Director of Learning and Engagement at Washington Nonprofits. It’s an interactive, hands-on workshop that will cover board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy and is appropriate for new, incoming board members or longtime board members looking for a good refresher.
“Boards in Gear” will be offered Tuesday September 26 in Wenatchee at Pybus Public Market and Wednesday September 27 at Aero Methow in Twisp. Both workshops begin at 10:00am and end at 3:00pm. Registration is $15 and includes lunch.
The Nonprofit Practices Institute is a partnership of the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund, to support capacity building opportunities for nonprofits in the NCW region.
For more information and to register online, visit www.cfncw.org/npiworkhsops. Registration deadline is September 15th.