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 now to the Helping Hands Grant

  • 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.

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.

Weekly Sector Calls

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

Webinar: Nonprofit Access to SBA’s COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program

Together Wenatchee

  • A grassroots effort to reduce the economic impact by connecting the community with businesses and nonprofits in the community. Businesses and Nonprofits are asked to sign up as a Vendor so consumers know up-to-date information about how to purchase goods, take-out restaurant options, at-home activities, and nonprofit support. Nonprofits can include volunteer opportunities they need as well as donations of goods and services.

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

National Federation of Small Businesses – Small Business Loans Side by Side Comparisons

Small Business Task Forces Unveils $300 Billion Emergency Coronavirus Relief Package

Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance

  • 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 for Students During Closure:

Online Activities/Learning at Home:


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