COVID RELIEF GRANTS

The Community Foundation of NCW awarded a total of $1,759,157 in Covid relief for North Central Washington nonprofits.

Since the Spring of 2020, the foundation’s grant programming was retooled to focus on providing stability for nonprofits that have been impacted by Covid-19. The challenges nonprofits faced were  parallel to those of small businesses, with some struggling to meet increased demand and others completely shuttered.

The grant funds were distributed to nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties through various grant programs at the Foundation, including the Helping Hands and Nonprofit Reemergence grants. Helping Hands grants were reviewed and awarded every month to help with immediate and critical safety-net needs such as food and housing, mental health, childcare, and most recently support for projects that address unfinished learning due to the pandemic for K-12 youth. The Reemergence grants were awarded quarterly and offered a maximum of $20,000 of flexible funding to help organizations remain viable through the pandemic.

COVID RELIEF GRANTS AWARDED

Chelan County CARES Nonprofit Assistance Awards – $500,000 

This grant program is in partnership with Chelan County, who allocated $500,000 to the foundation to disburse as reimbursement grants to organizations in Chelan County who provide basic needs such as food security, housing, mental and physical health and childcare. All applicants who applied received funding.

ORGANIZATION AWARD
Hope Care Clinic $25,500
SAGE (Safety, Advocacy, Growth, Empowerment) $9,500
TEAMS Learning Center $40,000
Upper Valley MEND $100,000
Wenatchee River Institute $45,000
Wenatchee Valley YMCA $130,000
Women's Resource Center of NCW $65,000
YWCA of NCW $85,000
TOTAL $500,000

Nonprofit Reemergence Grant – $550,000

This is a quarterly grant program by the Community Foundation providing general operating support. Applicants can apply for up to 10% of their current organizational budget with a maximum request of $20,000. This is the first of four grant cycles, with $100,000 available each quarter.

ORGANIZATION AWARD
49-degrees North Artists Association $5,300
Action Health Partners $16,500
Alatheia Riding Center $15,750
Apple Hill Art Camps $1,500
Beauty of Bronze $6,000
CAFE: The Community for the Advancement of Family Education $17,900
Cancer Care of NCW $10,600
Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group $19,500
Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village $14,000
Chelan Valley Housing Trust $15,750
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust $5,900
Community Cultural Center of Tonasket $4,000
Greater Leavenworth Museum $5,900
Grunewald Guild $17,000
Hand in Hand Immigration Services $11,000
Historic Downtown Chelan Association $8,300
Holden Village $17,900
Lake Chelan Bach Fest $6,800
Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum $4,400
Mansfield Museum & Historical Society $1,900
NCW Tech Alliance $19,500
Numerica Performing Arts Center $17,000
Okanogan County Historical Society $4,200
Okanogan Economic Alliance $19,500
Okanogan Land Trust $17,900
Okanogan Regional Humane $19,500
Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus $7,600
Our Valley Our Future $14,200
Ridge 2 River Animal Haven and Humane Education $5,000
Special Olympics Washington (NCW) $12,000
Stage Kids WA $17,900
Sustainable Wenatchee $1,300
The First Tee Central Washington $4,900
Thrive Chelan Valley $12,000
Tierra Village $20,000
Together For Drug Free Youth $9,900
TREAD (Trails Recreation Education Advocacy and Development) $9,400
Wellness Place $12,800
Wenatchee FC Youth - Wenatchee Valley Inter Association Soccer $16,600
Wenatchee Kennel Club $14,300
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society $19,500
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center $17,900
Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center $15,750
Wenatchee Valley Symphony Association $10,500
Wenatchee Valley United Soccer Club $7,200
Wenatchee Valley YMCA $15,750
Wenatchee Youth Circus $2,000
TOTAL $550,000

Helping Hands - Emergent Relief - $98,094

When the pandemic began in Spring 2020, we used our Helping Hands Grant - which provides funding for emergent needs - to support nonprofits through the onset of the pandemic.

ORGANIZATION AWARD
Action Health Partners $2,000
Apple Hill Art Camps $3,000
CAFE: The Community for the Advancement of Family Education $3,000
Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington $500
Chelan Valley Community Nurse (CVCN) $3,000
Early Learning Collabortive $3,000
Entiat Valley Community Services Food Bank $3,000
Garden Terrace Senior Living $1,600
Green Okanogan $2,000
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts $3,000
Ingalls Creek Enrichment Center $1,230
Leavenworth Mountain Association $1,000
Life Choices of Wenatchee Valley $300
Methow Arts Alliance $3,000
Methow At Home $2,028
Methow Housing Trust $1,500
Methow Valley Citizens Council $800
Methow Valley Theatre $2,225
Mobile Meals of Wenatchee $1,700
North Valley Hospital District $3,000
Numerica Performing Arts Center $3,000
Office Moms & Dads $1,804
Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare $3,000
Okanogan County Child Development Association $3,000
Okanogan Land Trust $1,035
Okanogan Regional Humane $2,560
Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus $2,462
Omak Food Bank $3,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho $3,000
PowerHouse Ministries $1,000
Pybus Market Charitable Foundation $3,000
SAGE (Safety, Advocacy, Growth Empowerment) $3,000
The Cove $3,000
Thrive Chelan Valley $3,000
Tonasket Food Bank $3,000
TwispWorks Foundation $3,000
Wellness Place $3,000
Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice $3,000
Wenatchee River Institute $750
Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center $1,000
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society $3,000
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center $3,000
Wenatchee Valley Symphony Association $1,600
TOTAL $98,094

Helping Hands 2.0 Grant – $461,063 

In this revised version of the foundation’s Helping Hands grant, which provides emergent support, organizations can apply for any amount to help with critical safety-net needs such as food security, housing, mental and physical health and childcare. Awards are made monthly.

ORGANIZATION AWARD
Alano Club of Wenatchee $6,000
Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington $5,000
Chelan Valley Hope $25,000
Chelan-Douglas CASA $5,000
Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council $18,000
Children's Home Society of Washington $10,000
Family Health Centers $4,000
Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement $58,500
Friends of the Twisp Pool $20,000
Garden Terrace Senior Living $5,000
Heritage Heights At Lake Chelan $30,000
Hope Care Clinic $9,360
Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Volunteer Firefighters Association $16,500
Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church $5,700
Lighthouse Christian Ministries $15,000
Methow Housing Trust $3,500
Mountain Sprouts Children's Community $7,303
Nurse-Family Partnership $2,000
Off The Streets Wenatchee Valley $5,000
Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare $12,000
Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group $50,000
Omak Food Bank $8,500
Pateros Brewster Community Resource Center $9,200
Pateros Treehouse Early Education Organization $35,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho $10,000
Saddlerock Education Association $10,000
Serve Wenatchee Valley $5,500
TEAMS Learning Center $5,000
Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice $25,000
Wenatchee Rescue Mission $15,000
Women's Resource Center of NCW $25,000
TOTAL $461,063

Helping Hands for Youth - $150,000

This program provided funding for unfinished learning for K-12 youth impacted by the pandemic.

ORGANIZATION AWARD
CAFÉ: The Community for the Avancement of Family Education $18,000
Cascade School District $9,000
Cashmere School District $15,000
Foothills Middle School $5,000
Manson School District $15,000
Orchard Middle School $15,000
Pinnacles Prep Charter School $19,000
Tonasket School District $15,000
Virginia Grainger Elementary School $5,000
Waterville School District $15,000
Westside High School $19,000
TOTAL $150,000

YOUR GIFT AT WORK

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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