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.
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.
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.
LEGACY FUND FOUNDERS
- Peter Mullen and Tambra Zimmermann
- Karen Nichols and Alan Watson
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.