Regional Impact gRANT

Application Open: August 1
Application Deadline: September 15

The Regional Impact Grant (RIG) is an annual grant program open to all nonprofit organizations and public agencies that address community needs in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties (excluding the Methow Valley who should apply for the Methow Valley Fund).

Organizations that are 501(c)(3) public charities headquartered in NCW are eligible and encouraged to apply for core operating support (flexible, unrestricted funds). If you are a government (excluding schools), tribal agency, faith-based organization, fiscally sponsored program, or a 501(c)(3) public charity serving the region but headquartered outside of NCW, you are eligible for funding to support programs or projects that meets our Grant Guidelines and Policies.

The maximum funding request is determined by the budget size of the applying organization. Please refer to the table below to find the budget range that fits your organization. The CFNCW Board of Trustees will strive to award a balanced number of grants across budget sizes based on the total funding available and the number of applications received per budget range.

Organization Budget Size Maximum Funding Request
Under $200,000 Up to $6,000
$200,000 - $749,999 Up to $10,000
$750,000 and Over Up to $14,000

Determining Budget Size

  • Utilizing the table above, please find your budget range based on the total expenses from your most recently completed fiscal year (excluding capital or in-kind). You’ll find this number on your Statement of Activities (also known as the Income Statement or Profit & Loss).
  • If you are a fiscally sponsored organization or program, please utilize your organization or program budget to determine budget size instead of your fiscal sponsor’s budget.
  • If you are an organization headquartered outside of NCW, please utilize your local NCW office’s budget or the program budget for your work in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties only.
  • If you are a government or tribal agency, please reach out to the Community Foundation of NCW prior to applying to determine the eligibility of your project.
  • Please round your funding request to the nearest $1,000.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Grants are for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties, except for those in the Methow Valley. Government entities (excluding schools) and religious organizations defined by the IRS in Section 170(c)1 or 170(b)1A are also eligible for projects that meet CFNCW Grant Guidelines and Policies. All other organizations are required to have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor prior to submitting a grant request.
  • Organizations are only eligible to submit one RIG application per cycle (exception is for organizations acting as a fiscal sponsor for another applicant).
  • Grant funds must be expended within one year of award date.
  • Regional Impact Grantees must wait out one grant cycle before reapplying. For example, 2022 RIG Grantees must wait to reapply until 2024.
  • For more information on eligibility, please review the Grant Guidelines and Polices and Grant FAQ.
Process Timeline
Application Opens August 1
Application Closes September 15
Site Visits* October and early November
Grants Awarded November 30


Site visits with CFNCW Trustees and staff will be scheduled in October and early November to learn more about your organization and proposal. Your organization will indicate on the application if you prefer an in-person or virtual grant meeting. CFNCW will do our best to accommodate your request.


Please feel free to reach out to Jennifer Short, Director of Community Grants, at or (509) 663-7716 with any of your application questions!



Xitlali Cruz


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.


Aero Methow Rescue Service


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.


Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services


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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