Did you know...

If everyone living in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties left 10% of their will or estate to charitable causes – no matter how small or large – our region would have an additional $18 million each year to directly support charitable causes in our region?

That’s quadruple the amount the Foundation disburses now and results in four times the grant funding we currently grant to public schools, libraries, museums, parks, law enforcement, health services, and nonprofit agencies in our region.

The Community Foundation of NCW is uniquely positioned to help support all of your charitable goals. We can provide vehicles where your 10% is put into a permanent, charitable fund to directly support to the causes you care about, and will also provide additional grant-making and capacity-building resources to nonprofits across the region.

Community Philanthropy means we all chip in together. It means every one of us gives something – no matter how big or small – back to the community that has given us so much.

It means we have a very realistic opportunity to create the community we imagine.

It means that everyone has to participate.

You don’t have to be wealthy to Give 10 – everyone’s contribution is necessary to make our community rich in its ability to preserve, protect, and enhance the place that we all love.

How do I Give 10?

It’s easy. Call your attorney today and tell them you want to Give 10 and include a charitable bequest in your will or estate plans.

If you haven’t done your will yet or don’t have an attorney, we have a list of Professional Advisors from across the region that can help.

Here are some other resources that may help:

Since 1986, the Community Foundation has managed charitable funds for individuals, families, and organizations that care about supporting their community. Many of these funds are endowed and will allow the foundation to continue supporting the nonprofit work that makes North Central Washington the best place to live.

Heirloom Society Legacy Circle

And, when you make the commitment to Give 10 with the Foundation, you become a member of the Heirloom Society Legacy Circle.

Joining the Heirloom Society allows us to honor and thank you as one of our benefactors during your lifetime. We'll keep you abreast of the work of the Community Foundation and you'll be invited as a guest to our Annual Appreciation Event and other special programs. See others who have made this commitment - you can also choose to remain anonymous.

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Xitlali Cruz


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.


Aero Methow Rescue Service


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.


Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services


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.

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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