Application open: December 1
Application deadline: January 15

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: MVF9K ($9,000 grants) and MVF4K ($4,000 grants).
  • If you are a 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in and serving the Methow Valley, you are eligible and encouraged to apply for unrestricted 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.

MVF9K – $9,000 grants

  • 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 MVF9K grant must wait out one grant cycle (one year) before reapplying for a MVF9K or applying for a MVF4K. For example, if an organization applies for a MVF9K grant by the 2024 deadline and receives the grant then they must wait to submit their next application by the deadline in 2026.
  • Grantees must have expended the grant funding and completed a Grant Report before applying for a new grant.

MVF4K – $4,000 grants

  • 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 MVF4K grant may apply annually.
  • Grant reports are not required.

Site visits with Methow Valley Fund Advisors will be scheduled in February to learn more about your organization and proposal. Your organization will indicate on the application if you prefer an in-person or virtual grant meeting. CFNCW will do our best to accommodate your preference.

For application or criteria questions, please email Jennifer Short, Director of Community Grants, at

Methow Valley Fund Advisors
  • Sarah Brooks
  • Betsy Cushman, Chair
  • Don Linnertz
  • Jay Lucas
  • Don Miller, Vice Chair
  • Karen Nichols
  • Sara Steele
  • Barry Stromberger
  • Kelly Wiest
  • Jacob Young

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.



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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