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Community Foundation grants

The Community Foundation of NCW is currently accepting proposals for three of their grant programs: the Regional Impact Grant, Classrooms Can!, and an Endowment Grant. The invitation extends to all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties.

The Regional Impact Grant provides $5,000 to support general programs, special projects, start-up funding, small equipment acquisition, and other needs/enhancements for non-profit organizations. In the fall cycle 2013, this grant awarded more than $120,000 to 39 organizations across North Central Washington. The deadline to submit applications for the present cycle is April 1 (this grant is offered twice a year). Government entities, public educational institutions, and religious organizations are eligible –all other organizations must seek a fiscal sponsor to apply.

In order to support the Classrooms Can! Project, the Community Foundation of NCW has partnered with United Way and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide fifty grants of $1,000 each to teachers in Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties who are able to improve their classroom experiences. Projects must be innovative and interactive with the students, engaging the hard-to-reach learner. Proposed project must focus on arts education, field trips, literacy & social studies, STEM, or wellness. The deadline is April 1; awards are announced in May, and would take effect the next fall.

Offered every other year, an endowment grant of $50,000 will be awarded this year to support a non-profit organization “through a permanent fund at the Community Foundation with annual income disbursement based on a spending policy.” In 2012, the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association received this amount as an inaugural grant. The deadline to apply for this grant is May 1; award will be announced in September.

For more information on grant requirements and instructions, please call (509) 663-7716 or visit their website at

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington’s mission is to grow, protect, and connect charitable gifts in support of strong communities throughout Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. Established in 1986, the Community Foundation currently manages over $50 million in assets in over 300 individualized funds and to date has awarded $27 million in local grants and scholarships.


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