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Gilmore Bequest Impacts Methow Valley Nonprofits

Photo from https://obituaries.neptunesociety.com/obituaries/spokane-wa/benjamin-gilmore-10729040 The Methow Valley Fund has been managed by the Community Foundation of NCW for over a decade. Originally funded by the Foundation and an anonymous donor, it ...

Announcing New Legacy Funds Grant Program, Seeking Volunteers for Local Advisory Boards

The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce a new Legacy Fund Grant program that will focus on place-based, community-centered grant distribution to charitable organizations meeting community needs throughout ...

Community Foundation Seeking Nominations for Excellence in Community Philanthropy Award

The Community Foundation of NCW is seeking nominations for the Robert L White Excellence in Community Philanthropy Award for Professional Advisors in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties. Last year at ...

Community Foundation Awards $543,000 in Grants to NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $543,000 to 63 nonprofits through its Regional Impact Grant (RIG) program. The RIG is a competitive annual grant that supports core operations for ...

Give NCW Raises Record-Breaking Amount for NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $686,899 a to 80 nonprofits through Give NCW, an online fundraising campaign from Thanksgiving to December 31st – a record breaking amount for ...

Community Foundation Announces Expansion of Staff and Programs

The Community Foundation of NCW is excited to announce expansion in staff and programming to further support charitable causes, increase philanthropic opportunities, and continue building strong communities across the region. ...

November 3 2023

Give Methow Raises $771,695 for Local Nonprofits

Give Methow, an online fundraising campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of NCW throughout the month of October, has raised $771,695 for 43 Methow Valley nonprofits. Give Methow is open ...

Registration for Community Foundation’s Give NCW Turkey Trot Now Open

Registration has opened for the Give NCW Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day in Wenatchee at https://runsignup.com/turkeyncw, the Community Foundation of NCW announced today. Give NCW Turkey Trot will feature timed ...

September 11 2023

Community Foundation Awards $1.3M in Scholarships

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $1,309,700 in scholarships to 214 students across North Central Washington and beyond – the largest award amount to date. The Foundation manages over ...

September 7 2023

Community Foundation of NCW to host Thanksgiving Day Run to kick off Give NCW Campaign

The Community Foundation of NCW announces the Give NCW Turkey Trot, a new Thanksgiving Day run in Wenatchee to kick off the Give NCW annual giving campaign. The event will ...

August 16 2023

Community Foundation Welcomes New Members to the Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation of NCW welcomes four new members to its Board of Trustees: Megan Collyer, Dr. Jennifer Jorgensen, Rosario Nystrom, and Rufus Woods. The Board of Trustees are responsible ...

August 8 2023

Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Programs

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for its Regional Impact Grant (RIG) and Woods Family Music and Arts Grant. The RIG is an annual grant program open ...

June 26 2023

Community Foundation of NCW Awards $104,000 in Methow Valley Fund Game Changer Grants

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $104,000 in Methow Valley Fund Game Changer Grants to four nonprofits in Methow Valley. The Game Changer Grant, offered annually, provides a significant ...

June 14 2023

Local Nonprofits Awarded $65,000 in Consulting Grants

The Community Foundation of NCW in partnership with Icicle Fund, Thriving Together NCW, and Methow Valley Fund, has awarded $65,000 in Strategic Consulting Grants to 13 nonprofits across the NCW ...

April 24 2023

Methow Valley Fund Awards $114,000 in Grants

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $114,000 in grants to 26 local Methow Valley nonprofits from the Methow Valley Fund (MVF). The MVF was established in 2006 to support ...

January 5 2023

Give NCW Raises over $611,000 for Local Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $611,568 to 73 local nonprofits through Give NCW, an online fundraising campaign from Thanksgiving to December 31st. This is the 8th year of ...

December 22 2022

Community Foundation Awards $412,000 in Grants to NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $412,000 through the Regional Impact Grant (RIG) program to 52 nonprofits across North Central Washington. The RIG provides annual core operating support to ...

November 8 2022

Give Methow Raises over $800,000 for Local Nonprofits

Give Methow has raised $801,947 for 40 Methow Valley nonprofits – a record-breaking amount for the annual campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. Give Methow is ...
Planned Giving Event at Pybus University

October 11 2022

Community Foundation of NCW and Pybus University Present the Benefits of Giving

The Community Foundation of NCW is partnering with Pybus University for a special presentation, “Do Well by Doing Good: The Multifarious Benefits of Altruism” on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00pm ...

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: Don 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 ...

We're excited to share a peek of our new office in Omak! We want to hear from YOU about the services and resources you'd like to have here. We've got flex office space, meeting space, all kinds of space! Take the short survey in the link below and give us some feedback.Also don't forget to join us for an Open House on Thursday, February 22nd from 10am-4pm, drop by anytime! There will be cookies! 715A Okoma Drive in Omak.Take the survey 👉https://forms.gle/NChYcBLsnPbW4bcQ8 ... See MoreSee Less
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Come join us in Omak for an Open House on Thursday, February 22nd between 10am-4pm and see the new space! Learn about our grant opportunities, programs, resources, and everything the Community Foundation has to offer. Refreshments provided!We're also eager to hear from the community about the resources and services this new space can provide. Please give us your thoughts on this quick survey: forms.gle/KKyBSM2E2K3ePqvu8 ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you love your community and believe in the important role that nonprofits contribute to making it a better place to live, work, and play? Are you eager to learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing local communities? Do you have a passion for supporting and being a champion of groups working to move the needle on community issues? We're looking for you! The Community Foundation is seeking volunteers to join a Local Advisory Board in your community to help provide leadership and input, recommend grants from the Legacy Funds established to benefit each community, help grow the funds, and inspire potential donors to leave a legacy in their local community.The Local Advisory Boards will represent a broad and diverse cross section of each community, including a mix of long-time and newer residents, working and retired individuals, donors, volunteers, nonprofit representatives, and community members.Learn more and apply by March 1st at cfncw.org/localadvisoryboards/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We love this article by Mitch Daniels in The Washington Post about the local impact community foundations can make.Read the full article here: cfncw.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/The-Washington-Post.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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Important scholarship update! We are no longer requiring FAFSA information on our scholarship application. We hope this removes barriers for our scholarship applicants and makes the process much easier.We do still recommend students consider completing the FAFSA to determine federal aid that may be available to them.cfncw.org/scholarships/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Interested in learning the ins and outs of website essentials? Join us for this insightful 30-minute webinar (plus 15 minutes of optional Q&A) led by website and brand expert Karly Siroky, the owner of Karma Design and founder of 509 Female Founders. Karly will guide you through the essential aspects of building and maintaining an effective website. Explore topics like design, content, accessibility, integration, user experience, SEO, domain/hosting, and more.Whether you're a seasoned technology enthusiast or completely new to the world of tech, this session is tailored to offer valuable insights suitable for anyone on a nonprofit team. Tech Talks for Nonprofits are FREE quarterly webinars hosted by the NCW Tech Alliance in collaboration with the Nonprofit Practices Institute.Learn more and register at www.ncwtech.org/tech-talks ... See MoreSee Less
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She's baaack! We are so excited to have Allison Neher back at the Community Foundation! Allison is helping us part-time to improve efficiencies and keep our database in ship-shape. Her brilliant mind, sense of humor, and infectious smile are a welcomed return to our office. We are so glad to have you back, Ally! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you or someone you know planning on attending Central Washington University this year? The CWU Foundation matches our scholarships up to $2,500 a year! Be sure to start your application today at www.cfncw.org/scholarships. ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know? Each organization that applies for our Regional Impact Grant participates in a Site Visit with a team of staff and board trustees at the Foundation. This takes us on the road for several weeks to where the work is being done so we can make the best, most informed decisions on who receives these competitive grant awards. This year took us many places, including the Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp and a stop-in at Muchen Haus for food and drink after a day of visits in the upper valley.While a strong application is always helpful, it’s truly the interpersonal connections and experiences that our site visits provide to better understand the needs of the community and the nonprofits who serve them. ... See MoreSee Less
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Applying for our scholarships is easy, but you will need to have some information from your completed FAFSA and you will need to seek letters of recommendations from your teachers and/or mentors that must be uploaded before the deadline. So don't procrastinate! You can start your application today and save it until you're ready to submit.March 1 - deadline for general scholarshipsJune 1 - deadline for nursing/allied health/trade scholarshipsGet information on the FAFSA here: studentaid.gov/Start your scholarship application here: cfncw.org/scholarships/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Xitlali Cruz

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

I am currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science at Stanford. Since the beginning of my freshman year I have been involved with clubs such as Stanford’s Space Initiative (SSI) and the Society of Latinx Engineers (SOLE). In SSI I built a rocket and launched it.

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Aero Methow Rescue Service

GRANT RECIPIENT

Due to being rural, remote, and geographically isolated, we must be prepared to do more than respond to emergencies. We have become a healthcare partner who fills gaps in service. The grant allowed our board the time and ability to work with a Strategic Planner to modify our plan to address those gaps.

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Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

GRANT RECIPIENT

The 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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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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