METHOW VALLEY FUND GRANT

Application open: December 1
Application deadline: January 31

Sustainable funding for a healthy, vibrant Methow Valley

The Methow Valley Fund supports nonprofit organizations and agencies with programs that address community needs in the Methow Valley.

Grant Guidelines

  • Nonprofit organizations can choose to apply for one of two funding opportunities: MVF7K ($7,000 grants) and MVF3K ($3,000 grants).
  • If you are a 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in and serving the Methow Valley, you are eligible for core operating support.
  • If you are a government agency (excluding schools), tribal agency, faith-based organization, fiscally sponsored program, or a 501(c)(3) public charity serving the Methow Valley but headquartered elsewhere, you are eligible for program-specific support that meets our Grant Guidelines and Policies.
  • Grant requests for the purpose of re-granting funds to other organizations or individuals are not eligible.
  • Limitations and restrictions for all Community Grant Programs apply to this program.
  • School districts and related agencies are not eligible for the Methow Valley Fund Grant.

MVF7K – $7,000 grants

  • Up to six awards will be granted full funding. No partial grants are awarded.
  • Applicants must complete an online application and participate in a site visit with the Methow Valley Fund Advisors and CFNCW staff.
  • Grantees who receive a MVF7K grant must wait out one grant cycle (one year) before reapplying for a MVF7K or applying for a MVF3K. For example, if an organization submits an application for a MVF7K by the 2022 deadline and receives the grant then they must wait to submit their next application by the deadline in 2024.
  • Grantees who submitted an application for a MVF5K grant by the 2021 deadline and received the grant are not eligible to apply by the 2022 deadline. Please wait to apply for the MVF7K or MVF3K by the 2023 application deadline.
  • Grantees must have expended the grant funding and completed a Grant Report before applying for a new grant.

MVF3K – $3,000 grants

  • Up to fifteen awards will be granted full funding. No partial grants are awarded.
  • In lieu of completing a full-length grant application, you will submit basic organizational info and participate in a site visit with the Methow Valley Fund Advisors and CFNCW staff to explain your proposal directly.
  • Grantees who receive a MVF3K grant may apply annually.
  • Grantees who received a MVF2K grant may apply for either opportunity in 2022.
  • Grant reports are not required.

For application or criteria questions, please email Claire Oatey at claire@cfncw.org.

Methow Valley Fund Advisors
  • Sarah Brooks
  • Betsy Cushman
  • Jane Gilbertsen
  • Jay Lucas
  • Don Miller
  • Denny O’Callaghan
  • Barry Stromberger

Interested in becoming an MVF Advisor? 

Support the Methow Valley Fund

Give to the Methow Valley Fund Endowment

  • Your gift is added to an endowment that will provide ongoing support for grants in the Methow Valley in perpetuity.

Give to the Methow Valley Fund

  • Your gift provides immediate support for causes and opportunities in the Methow Valley.
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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.

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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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