HELPING HANDS FOR YOUTH GRANT

Application Opens: November 1
Application Deadline: December 15

one-time grant opportunity for public schools, nonprofits, and community-based organizations for programs that address unfinished learning and learning recovery due to the pandemic for K-12 youth in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties.

Grants awards will generally range from $5,000 to $20,000 depending on the need and impact on youth. Awards will be made in late January and must be expended by the end of the 2022-2023 academic school year.

Special consideration will be given to applications that address unfinished learning for under-served or under-resourced groups (including low-income, geographically isolated, youth with disabilities, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, English-language learners, youth experiencing homelessness, etc.).

Activities Considered for Support:

  • High dosage tutoring, academic supports, or expanded learning opportunities (preference for math and literacy)
  • Social emotional, mental health and wellbeing support for students, teachers, and families
  • Trauma-informed teaching
  • Family engagement in learning

Activities Generally Not Considered for Support:

  • Core operating expenses already covered in the budget (e.g., salaries for those hired prior to grant decisions)
  • Funding for items purchased or activities completed prior to grant decisions in January
  • Endowment, capital and annual fund drives, budget deficits and debt reduction
  • Sponsorships for fundraising, for-profit events, or recurring events directly related to organizational fundraising.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Grants are for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, public schools, and school districts located in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. All other community-based organizations must secure a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor prior to submitting a grant request.
  • Principal or Superintendent approval is needed for school or district applications.
  • Applications from schools and school districts must outline how ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funding is being used and why additional grant funding is needed.
  • Grant funds must be expended by the end of the 2022-2023 academic school year.

For questions, contact Claire Oatey at claire@cfncw.org or (509) 663-7716.

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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.

ThomasSmith

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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