OKANOGAN VALLEY FUND

While Okanogan County spans over 5,300 square miles, its population is just over 42,000. Its expansive beauty lies along rolling hills of agriculture, farmland, and wildlife. Residents enjoy and care for their quiet, rural communities.

The Okanogan Valley Fund will provide funding for charitable causes that aim to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life for its residents.

Qualified nonprofits can apply for grant funding each Spring and people who love and care for the Okanogan Valley can donate to the fund - during or after their lifetime - to increase the annual grant award allotment.

  • Give to the Okanogan Valley Fund

    A gift to the Okanogan Valley Fund - during or after your lifetime - provides long term sustainability for Okanogan Valley Fund Grant. A percentage of this endowed fund is used each year for the grants. As the endowment grows, the grant award distribution continues to provide greater funding for charitable causes in perpetuity.

    GIVE TO THE OKANOGAN VALLEY FUND
    LEAVE A LEGACY GIFT

  • Apply for an Okanogan Valley Fund Grant

    The Okanogan Valley Fund Grant provides funding opportunities for qualified nonprofit organizations and agencies that are addressing community needs in Okanogan County (outside of the Methow Valley).

    Application will open in Spring 2025. More information to come.

  • Join the Okanogan Valley Local Advisory Board

    Local Advisory Boards (LAB) provide leadership and input, recommend annual grants, and help grow the Okanogan Valley Fund by inspiring potential donors to leave a legacy in their local community. The Okanogan Valley LAB aims to represent a broad and diverse cross section of the community, including a mix of long-time and newer residents, working and retired individuals, donors, volunteers, nonprofit representatives, and community members.

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LEGACY FUND FOUNDERS

  • Peter Mullen and Tambra Zimmermann
  • Karen Nichols and Alan Watson
FOUNDERS CIRCLE

Donors considering gifts of $5,000 or more can join the Founders Circle, endowing those dollars for a lasting impact on the place they love. To discuss your giving options, please call the Community Foundation at 509-663-7716.

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.

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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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