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Helping Hands Grant Awards

AMOUNT RAISED $504,123

DONATE to the Helping Hands Grant Fund

  • 100% of your donation will be matched thanks to the All in WA initiative

APPLY for a Helping Hands 2.0 Grant

  • This revised grant program will support organizations that provide critical safety-net services such as food security, housing, physical and mental health, and childcare

GRANTS AWARDED $125,294

August 1 Awards – $24,200

  • Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington – $5,000 Volunteer Services PPE and basic needs/food security/home improvements for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities
  • Children’s Home Society of Washington – $10,000 Costs for providing program support virtually (Therapeutic Foster Care, Child and Family Counseling, Wraparound Intensive Services, Parenting Program, Readiness to Learn)
  • Pateros Brewster Community Resource Center – $9,200 Expanded staffing and office hours to meet the demands of Covid-19

June 1 Awards – $12,000

  • Early Learning Collaborative – $3,000 PPE for licensed early learning programs
  • Green Okanogan – $2,000 PPE and safety/hygiene materials to protect customers and crew
  • Leavenworth Mountain Association – $1,000 Recoup costs from cancelled Rockfest event
  • Okanogan County Child Development Association – $3,000 Imagination Library program
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho – $3,000 PPE for Wenatchee clinic

May 15 Awards – $16,725

  • Apple Hill Art Camps – $3,000 Alternative Summer Program
  • Catholic Charities – $500 PPE and supplies for resident services at St. Jude’s Landing housing sites in Wenatchee
  • Community Choice – $2,000 Virtual delivery training for Chronic Disease Self-Management Education workshops to protect wellness of older adults and vulnerable populations
  • SAGE – $3,000 Support for increased costs of telecommunications services for increased domestic violence crisis calls
  • Methow Valley Theater – $2,225 Recoup costs from cancelled show
  • Pybus Market Charitable Foundation – $3,000 Support partnership with Wenatchee Valley Farmer’s Market for 1:1 match on SNAP purchases of fresh vegetables
  • Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice – $3,000 Helping immigrant families with basic needs (food, electricity, water, gas)

May 1 Awards – $21,692

  • Chelan Community Nurse Program – $3,000 Adapting services for social distancing and preparing for an increase of in-home services as shelter in place eases
  • Entiat Food Bank – $3,000 Food security improvements
  • Ingalls Creek Enrichment Center – $1,230 for a commercial freezer to store food for Upper Valley MEND’s gleaning program, which provides fresh produce for food bank
  • Methow Arts Alliance – $3,000 resources for NCW art teachers and home delivery kits; recouping direct costs from cancelled events
  • Okanogan Behavioral Health Care – $3,000 mental illness/substance abuse recovery program delivery adaptations during Covid and recouping direct costs from cancelled event
  • Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus – $2,462 Recouping direct costs from cancelled concert
  • Tonasket Food Bank – $3,000 serving 58% more individuals/families needing food
  • Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center – $3,000 Recouping direct costs from cancelled events

April 15 Awards – $15,927

  • Methow at Home – $2,028 Free memberships for 6 aging in place residents during Covid, such as food delivery and phone buddy system
  • Methow Housing Trust – $1,500 Support for providing Covid-related housing resources to individuals in need
  • Numerica PAC – $3,000 Recouping direct costs for cancelled events and production of digital campaign for 2021 season
  • Office Moms and Dads – $1,804 Basic needs, therapeutic toys, and increased recruitment for volunteers who provide companionship to children during office visits that are transitioning to foster care
  • Okanogan Land Trust – $1,035 Updated equipment for safe remote work
  • Okanogan Regional Humane Society – $2,560 Recouping direct costs for cancelled events
  • PowerHouse Ministries – $1,000 Sanitation and supplies for day shelter for homeless individuals
  • The Cove – $3,000 Support for increased individuals and families needing food and financial help

April 1 Awards – $34,750

  • Garden Terrace Senior Living – $1,600 Individual meal service during dining room closure
  • Icicle Creek Center for the Arts – $3,000 Recoup direct costs for cancelled event due to public health guidelines
  • Life Choices – $300 Recoup direct costs for cancelled event due to public health guidelines
  • Methow Valley Citizens Council – $800 Recoup direct costs for cancelled event due to public health guidelines
  • Mobile Meals of Wenatchee – $1,700 Increased meal delivery service for home-bound citizens
  • North Valley Hospital District – $3,000 Supplies to 3D-print 200 N95 masks with reusable inserts
  • Okanogan County Community Coalition – $3,000 Fabricating PPE including masks and gowns for local healthcare workers and emergency responders
  • Omak Food Bank – $3,000 Increased food bank demands
  • The Community for the Advancement of Family Education (CAFÉ) – $3,000 Outreach to Spanish-speaking community on Covid-19 and available resources
  • Thrive Chelan Valley – $3,000 Weekend food support for Chelan/Manson students
  • TwispWorks Foundation – $3,000 Connecting small local businesses impacted to resources
  • Wellness Place – $3,000 Gas cards for patients needing to travel to appointments and increased costs for shipping nutritional food
  • Wenatchee River Institute – $750 Recoup direct costs for cancelled eventdue to public health guidelines
  • Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center – $1,000 Technology and equipment to support the move to Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) mediation services
  • Wenatchee Valley Humane Society – $3,000 Pet Food Pantry that provides for low-income pet owners
  • Wenatchee Valley Symphony Association – $1,600 Recoup direct costs for cancelled event due to public health guidelines

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