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April 30 2024

Now Accepting Application for the Leadership Institute of NCW

The Community Foundation of NCW — in collaboration with the Parent Leadership Training Institute, Our Valley Our Future, and Thriving Together NCW — is now accepting applications for the Leadership ...

March 11 2024

Community Foundation Awards $110,000 in Methow Valley Fund Grants

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $110,000 in grants to 20 local Methow Valley nonprofits from the Methow Valley Fund (MVF). The MVF was established in 2006 to support ...

March 6 2024

Community Foundation and Partners Form Leadership Institute of NCW

The Community Foundation of NCW — in collaboration with the Parent Leadership Training Institute, Our Valley Our Future, and Thriving Together NCW — has formed the Leadership Institute of NCW, a free ...

February 9 2024

Gilmore Bequest Impacts Methow Valley Nonprofits

Photo from https://obituaries.neptunesociety.com/obituaries/spokane-wa/benjamin-gilmore-10729040 The Methow Valley Fund has been managed by the Community Foundation of NCW for over a decade. Originally funded by the Foundation and an anonymous donor, it ...

February 5 2024

Announcing New Legacy Funds Grant Program, Seeking Volunteers for Local Advisory Boards

The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce a new Legacy Fund Grant program that will focus on place-based, community-centered grant distribution to charitable organizations meeting community needs throughout ...

January 11 2024

Community Foundation Seeking Nominations for Excellence in Community Philanthropy Award

The Community Foundation of NCW is seeking nominations for the Robert L White Excellence in Community Philanthropy Award for Professional Advisors in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties. Last year at ...

January 9 2024

Community Foundation Awards $543,000 in Grants to NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $543,000 to 63 nonprofits through its Regional Impact Grant (RIG) program. The RIG is a competitive annual grant that supports core operations for ...

January 5 2024

Give NCW Raises Record-Breaking Amount for NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $686,899 a to 80 nonprofits through Give NCW, an online fundraising campaign from Thanksgiving to December 31st – a record breaking amount for ...

Community Foundation Announces Expansion of Staff and Programs

The Community Foundation of NCW is excited to announce expansion in staff and programming to further support charitable causes, increase philanthropic opportunities, and continue building strong communities across the region. ...

November 3 2023

Give Methow Raises $771,695 for Local Nonprofits

Give Methow, an online fundraising campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of NCW throughout the month of October, has raised $771,695 for 43 Methow Valley nonprofits. Give Methow is open ...

Registration for Community Foundation’s Give NCW Turkey Trot Now Open

Registration has opened for the Give NCW Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day in Wenatchee at https://runsignup.com/turkeyncw, the Community Foundation of NCW announced today. Give NCW Turkey Trot will feature timed ...

September 11 2023

Community Foundation Awards $1.3M in Scholarships

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $1,309,700 in scholarships to 214 students across North Central Washington and beyond – the largest award amount to date. The Foundation manages over ...

September 7 2023

Community Foundation of NCW to host Thanksgiving Day Run to kick off Give NCW Campaign

The Community Foundation of NCW announces the Give NCW Turkey Trot, a new Thanksgiving Day run in Wenatchee to kick off the Give NCW annual giving campaign. The event will ...

August 16 2023

Community Foundation Welcomes New Members to the Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation of NCW welcomes four new members to its Board of Trustees: Megan Collyer, Dr. Jennifer Jorgensen, Rosario Nystrom, and Rufus Woods. The Board of Trustees are responsible ...

August 8 2023

Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Programs

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for its Regional Impact Grant (RIG) and Woods Family Music and Arts Grant. The RIG is an annual grant program open ...

June 26 2023

Community Foundation of NCW Awards $104,000 in Methow Valley Fund Game Changer Grants

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $104,000 in Methow Valley Fund Game Changer Grants to four nonprofits in Methow Valley. The Game Changer Grant, offered annually, provides a significant ...

June 14 2023

Local Nonprofits Awarded $65,000 in Consulting Grants

The Community Foundation of NCW in partnership with Icicle Fund, Thriving Together NCW, and Methow Valley Fund, has awarded $65,000 in Strategic Consulting Grants to 13 nonprofits across the NCW ...

April 24 2023

Methow Valley Fund Awards $114,000 in Grants

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $114,000 in grants to 26 local Methow Valley nonprofits from the Methow Valley Fund (MVF). The MVF was established in 2006 to support ...

January 5 2023

Give NCW Raises over $611,000 for Local Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $611,568 to 73 local nonprofits through Give NCW, an online fundraising campaign from Thanksgiving to December 31st. This is the 8th year of ...

December 22 2022

Community Foundation Awards $412,000 in Grants to NCW Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $412,000 through the Regional Impact Grant (RIG) program to 52 nonprofits across North Central Washington. The RIG provides annual core operating support to ...

November 8 2022

Give Methow Raises over $800,000 for Local Nonprofits

Give Methow has raised $801,947 for 40 Methow Valley nonprofits – a record-breaking amount for the annual campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. Give Methow is ...
Planned Giving Event at Pybus University

October 11 2022

Community Foundation of NCW and Pybus University Present the Benefits of Giving

The Community Foundation of NCW is partnering with Pybus University for a special presentation, “Do Well by Doing Good: The Multifarious Benefits of Altruism” on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00pm ...

September 20 2022

Grants Available for Wenatchee Valley Make A Difference Day Projects

Applications Due September 30 Wenatchee Valley Make a Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, and the Community Foundation of NCW has grants of up to $200 are available to ...

August 17 2022

Community Foundation of NCW Awards Over $1.1M in Scholarships

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $1,123,900 to 216 students across North Central Washington and beyond – the largest award amount to date. The Foundation now manages over 130 ...

August 11 2022

Community Foundation of NCW Welcomes New Methow Valley Fund Advisory Board Members

The Community Foundation of NCW selected new members for the Methow Valley Fund Advisory Board: Don Linnertz, Sara Steele, Kelly Wiest, and Jacob Young. The Methow Valley Fund was established ...

Incredible!! We love being part of the Cakes for College family and mission. Thank you Paine family and all of the volunteers that make this happen!𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀: 𝗖𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 $𝟭𝗠 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱After 11 years of sweetening the festivities at the Apple Blossom food fair, Cakes for College has reached a milestone: $1 million. Cakes for College is a nonprofit food vendor involved in the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival food fair. ... See MoreSee Less
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Shout out to the Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center board for completing the Nonprofit Board Certificate! This online program is offered at no cost to nonprofits in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties. Through a series of interactive lessons and a hands-on workbook, the course delivers the information and tools you need to build a Powerhouse Board™ ready to serve. It's full of practical tips and checklists to bring a fresh perspective to board meetings, as well as day-to-day operations. It can be done individually or as a group! Here's what Brett McDonald, Wenatchee Valley DRC Board President, had to say about the program:"The Nonprofit Board Certificate course has been a tremendous asset to our board, helping to keep us informed and make us aware of new horizons of growth we should strive toward. We have used the learning points incrementally in our meetings to keep the information fresh and facilitate discussion, and that has helped us generate new ideas and stay cohesive in our united vision. All of our board members have completed this course, and we are very grateful for the guidance and inspiration it has continued to provide us."There is unlimited access to the course through 2025.Learn more and sign up at www.cfncw.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations new citizens! Thank you Hand in Hand Immigration Services for the wonderful work you do! ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for this 30-minute webinar (plus 15 minutes of optional Q&A) on social media strategies led by expert Dominick Bonny, founder and co-owner of Digital Media Northwest, a full-service digital marketing agency.Dominick will cover basic tips and tricks and demonstrate ways to make your social content more interesting and engaging for your audience. He will share third-party tools that can simplify content creation and provide insights on how to leverage industry trends to work with algorithms.If there is anything specific you would like to learn about, please email info@ncwtech.org. Dominick will try to incorporate your requests into his presentation.Whether you're well-versed in social media or just starting out, this session is designed to provide valuable insights suitable for anyone on a nonprofit team. Please feel free to share this across your networks!Register at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QXrioQ5YS6a597aXEsbC9w#/registration*Tech Talks for Nonprofits are free quarterly webinars hosted by the NCW Tech Alliance in collaboration with the Nonprofit Practices Institute (NPI).* ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us in welcoming our two new team members, Melissa Wisen and Gabriela Perky! Melissa is the Program & Operations Associate in our Wenatchee office and Gabriela is our Marketing & Communications Associate in our Omak office. Melissa earned her Bachelor's degree at Eastern WA University, worked at Wenatchee Valley College, and owned her own business, Borsa Bella Design (raise your hand if you own one!). Gabriela earned her Bachelor's degree at Fort Lewis College in CO and worked at the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado - how lucky are we!We are so excited for the skills and talents they both bring to the Foundation along with their amazingly kind and fun personalities - we know you will enjoy them as much as we do! Come by and say Hello and learn more about them on our staff page at www.cfncw.org/staff and help us give them a warm welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our staff volunteer each year at the Cakes for College Funnel Cake stand at the Apple Blossom Festival and often times their family does, too! Our Director of Community Philanthropy, Denise Sorom and her daughter Anna made and sold lots of cotton candy today (with instruction from Bob, no doubt!) and Director of Communications Jennifer Dolge's daughter Gwen and her boyfriend Anthony spent a few evenings helping with funnel cakes. We love what the Paine Family has done to create scholarships and the incredible volunteerism it takes to get it done is a direct reflection of how amazing a community of helpers can be!Thanks to staff and their families for taking their time to help raise funds for Wenatchee Valley College students!#cakesforcollege #scholarships #appleblossomfestival #keepitinthevalley #keepitinthefamily ... See MoreSee Less
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We are pleased to share with you our Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report! 2023 Highlights:-$139M in Chartable Assets-$11.5M in Gifts Received (to individual funds and programs)-$7.4M in Grants Awarded-$1.3M in Scholarships Awarded-$1.4M raised for nonprofits through Give Methow and Give NCW-Inaugural Robert L White Excellence in Community Philanthropy AwardWhat's Ahead:-Legacy Funds and Local Advisory Boards - involving community members in our grantmaking process and local community giving-Leadership Institute of NCW - curating our next generation of leaders to advocate for all in our community (application now open!)-New location in Omak to increase our outreach and services in Okanogan County-New staff to help continue the growth of the FoundationWe are so grateful for the support you give to the Community Foundation, whether it be your time, treasure, or talents. Thank you for your part in building strong communities across North Central WashingtCheck out the full report here: cfncw.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/FY2023AnnualReport.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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We are now accepting applications to join the Leadership Institute of NCW/Instituto de Liderazgo del àrea NCW! This new program, in partnership with Our Valley Our Future / Nuestro Valle Nuestro Futuro and Thriving Together NCW, was established to educate and empower community members for civic leadership positions in North Central Washington. Strong leaders are key to strong communities. Anyone (18+) with a desire to improve the lives of children, families, and communities is encouraged to apply! This includes parents, grandparents, foster parents, single people, young adults, veterans, and community members. Participants must be interested in learning within a diverse cohort of local leaders. This 20-session bilingual program comes at no cost, other than your time and commitment. Family dinner and childcare is provided as well as a stipend upon graduation.Classes will be held at Wenatchee Valley College starting in September 2024 through January 2025.Learn more and apply at cfncw.org/leadershipinstituteofncw/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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.

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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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