NCW Foundation for Youth

Beauty of Bronze

Beauty of Bronze is an annual field experience hosted by Art on the Avenues for 5th graders in the Wenatchee School District that exposes them sculpture art, meet an artist, and create their own bronze sculpture piece to be displayed at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

Applications Accepted Year-Round

Formerly its own 501(c)3 public charity, the NCW Foundation for Youth was established to provide funding for programs that directly benefit youth in Chelan and Douglas counties. It is now a grant program managed by the foundation to continue its mission in supporting opportunities for kids in our communities.

Eligibility and Terms

  • Must provide a direct benefit to preK – 12th grade youth in Chelan and Douglas counties
  • Up to $1,000 can be requested for one or more projects/programs per organization
  • Organizations and schools that receive grant funding must wait 1 year (12 mos) before applying again
  • Funds must be expended within 1 year
  • Applications are accepted year-round but funded every other month (see schedule below)

Examples of previously funded programs:

  • Shop with a Cop
  • Beauty of Bronze
  • Girls on the Run
  • Stage Kids
  • Packing Friendship
  • Community Sports Clubs
  • School-related field trips
  • PTSA Programs
  • After-school Programs


Application and Award Schedule

Applications are accepted year-round, but only funded every other month.

Applications Received Before: Decision at Board Meeting On:
June 30, 2020 July 21, 2020
August 25, 2020 September 15, 2020
October 27, 2020 November 17, 2020
December 29, 2020 January 19, 2021
February 23, 2021 March 16, 2021
April 27, 2021 May 18, 2021
June 29, 2021 July 20, 2021

For questions, contact Director of Community Grants, Claire Oatey at or call (509) 663-7716.

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