LOCAL ADVISORY BOARDS

Engaging NCW Residents in Local Philanthropy

Do you love your community and believe in the important role that nonprofits contribute to making it a better place to live, work, and play? Are you eager to learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing local communities? Do you have a passion for supporting and being a champion of groups working to move the needle on community issues?

The Community Foundation of NCW has established locally based Legacy Funds to support nonprofits and community organizations with programs that address community needs throughout North Central Washington.

We are seeking new volunteers to serve as Local Advisory Board members in the Okanogan Valley, Methow Valley, Chelan Valley, Wenatchee Valley, Cashmere, and Upper Valley communities! 

The Local Advisory Boards will represent a broad and diverse cross section of each community, including a mix of long-time and newer residents, working and retired individuals, donors, volunteers, nonprofit representatives, and community members.

Advisors provide leadership and input, recommend grants from the Legacy Funds established to benefit each community, help grow the funds, and inspire potential donors to leave a legacy in their local community.

Local Advisory Board Members agree to participate for a three year term (renewable once), actively engage in Advisory Board meetings (3 - 4 per year), including a mandatory regional training on Saturday, April 13th from 10am - 3pm in Chelan. Local Advisory Board members will evaluate grant applications, attend site visits, and be an ambassador with donors, nonprofit partners, and the community.

Applications are due on March 1, 2024 by 10 PM. New Advisory terms begin on April 1, 2024.

YOUR GIFT AT WORK

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Xitlali Cruz

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

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.

ThomasSmith

Aero Methow Rescue Service

GRANT RECIPIENT

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.

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Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

GRANT RECIPIENT

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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