COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 heath crisis, the Community Foundation of NCW is creating special funding opportunities and resources for nonprofits and ways for caring people in the community to give during these uncertain times.

How You Can Give

DONATE to the Helping Hands Grant Fund (100% match with All in WA!)

  • The Helping Hands Grant provides financial resources to nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties with unexpected and emergent needs. The foundation’s Board of Trustees has given authority to update the existing criteria and application process to better respond to our nonprofits current and imminent needs from COVID-19.
  • The fund has been seeded with $45,000 from the Community Foundation. All contributions to the Helping Hands Grant will help to provide additional financial resources to meet the current and future recovery needs of our region.

VIEW List of Award Recipients

Nonprofit Resources

Complete the Needs Assessment Survey

  • This survey will provide us with the data necessary to help connect nonprofits’ needs with our caring community. This includes volunteer opportunities, donations of items, and financial needs.

Regular Sector Calls

  • In an effort to best understand our regions’ nonprofits needs during this time, we are hosting a series of Nonprofit Sector Calls.

Small Business Loan Information

Washington Nonprofits

  • Offering coronavirus response resources for nonprofits, including recommendations from health officials, planning a response, ways your organization may be impacted, and how to help each other and our communities during this time.

Free Consulting with Kari Anderson

  • Free 1/2 hour calls to ANY nonprofit in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties with Kari Anderson, nonprofit consultant, on managing cash flow, governing remotely, delivering on mission, recovering event funding – the list of discussion items is endless.  Use these calls as often as you need to until you feel stable.

National Council on Nonprofits

  • Technology-enabling your nonprofit to succeed in the face of COVID-19

Resources for Homeless Providers (City of Wenatchee)

Methow Arts Alliance

  • Free assistance to artist and arts/culture organizations (free help with grants, marketing, web, etc.)

Volunteer Opportunities

Family Resources

Families across our region are being affected in many ways. Some are struggling to put food on the time, many are attempting home-schooling, and all are concerned for their health and safety. We will continue to add to resources as we hear of them to help our NCW families get through these times. (Note: the Community Foundation does not have the ability to to distribute money directly to families, but we do support the nonprofits providing vital services.)

Free Meals / Food Access

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT food support program) (P-EBT)

  • Worth a maximum of $399 for every eligible child age 5 to 18. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT, no public charge. Children are allowed to get free meals while our schools are closed and get P-EBT – they are separate programs. Children will get this benefit only once for this school year. If a family with a school-age child (or children) is enrolled in SNAP by the end of June, the P-EBT benefits for all kids will be added to their EBT card. If a child (or children) was enrolled in free/reduced-price school meals by June 30 or attends a school where all kids get free school meals, families are eligible for P-EBT – they just have to complete a simple application and a P-EBT card will be mailed to their home. Families apply online here or by phone at 877-501-2233 (DSHS Customer Call Center). VIEW BROCHURE

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