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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.

Areas of Interest*

  • Q1 and Q3 Grant Cycles are open for Arts, Culture, Humanities, Education, 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.

Application Dates

Grant Cycle Application Open Application Due (10pm PST) Grant Awarded
Q1 – Open to Arts and Culture, Education, Environmental and Animal Protection, and Public/Social Benefit organizations August 15 September 30 November 30
Q2 – Open to Health and Human Service organizations October 15 November 30 January 31
Q3 – Open to Arts and Culture, Education, Environmental and Animal Protection, and Public/Social Benefit organizations February 15 March 31 May 31
Q4 – Open to Health and Human Service organizations April 15 May 31 July 31

 

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