Regional Impact gRANT

Awarded Quarterly

The Regional Impact Grant (RIG) is the Community Foundation of NCW’s largest grant funding opportunity for nonprofits in the NCW region.

The revamped program will now be offered on a quarterly basis to support nonprofit organizations and agencies that address community needs in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties (excluding the Methow Valley, who should apply for the Methow Valley Fund Grant).

Nonprofit organizations can choose to apply for one of two funding opportunities: RIG4K ($4,000 grants) or RIG10K ($10,000 grants).

Please note that participating in the Give NCW crowdfunding campaign is no longer contingent on receiving a Regional Impact Grant award.

Type of Grant Support

  • If you are a 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in and serving NCW, you are eligible for 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 headquartered outside of NCW, you are eligible for program-specific support that meets our Grant Guidelines and Policies.
  • Public/private K-12 schools are ineligible for RIG.

Areas of Interest

  • Q1 and Q3 Grant Cycles are open for Arts, Culture, Humanities, Education (excluding schools), Environmental and Animal Protection, Public and Social Benefit organizations.
  • Q2 and Q4 Grant Cycles are open for Health and Human Services organizations.

*We are using Candid’s Philanthropy Classification System to determine areas of interest. If you have any questions about where your organization fits, please contact Claire at claire@cfncw.org.

Grant Award Levels and Requirements

  • RIG4K – $4,000 grants:
    • No partial grants are awarded.
    • Grantees who receive a RIG4K grant may apply each year. For example, if an organization was awarded a RIG4k grant in Q1-2021, they may reapply in Q1-2022.
    • Grant reports are not required.
  • RIG10K – $10,000 grants:
    • No partial grants are awarded.
    • Grantees who receive a RIG10K grant must wait out one full grant-cycle year before reapplying for RIG10K or applying for a RIG4K. For example, if an organization was awarded a RIG10K grant in Q1-2021, they may reapply in Q1-2023.
    • Grantees must complete a Grant Report before applying for a new grant.

*Note: receiving awards from other grant programs through the Foundation does not preclude organizations from applying for RIG.

Grant Application Schedule

  • Q1 - Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Public/Social Benefit

    Open: August 15
    Due: September 30
    Awarded: November 30

  • Q2 - Health and Human Services

    Open: October 15
    Due: November 30
    Awarded: January 31

  • Q3 - Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Public/Social Benefit

    Open: February 15
    Due: March 30
    Awarded: May 30

  • Q4 - Health and Human Services

    Open: April 15
    Due: May 30
    Awarded: July 31

YOUR GIFT AT WORK

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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Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

REGIONAL IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENT

The Regional Impact 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.

ThomasSmith

Aero Methow Rescue Service

STRATEGIC CONSULTING GRANT RECIPIENT

Due to being rural, remote, and geographically isolated Aero Methow Rescue Service must be prepared to do more than respond to emergencies. We have become a healthcare partner who fills gaps in service.  This program allows our board the time and ability to work with a Strategic Planner to modify our plan to address those gaps.

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