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 25, 2019 July 16, 2019
August 27, 2019 September 17, 2019
October 29, 2019 November 19, 2019
December 31, 2019 January 21, 2020
February 25, 2020 March 17, 2020
April 28, 2020 May 19, 2020
June 30, 2020 July 21, 2020

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

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