Community Foundation of NCW Awards $735,725 in Grants to Nonprofits

Submitted by Jennifer Dolge
The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $735,725 in grants to several nonprofit organizations through grant programs and community partnerships.
The foundation’s grant programming has been retooled to focus on providing stability for nonprofits who have been impacted by Covid-19. The survival challenges nonprofits face parallel those of small businesses, with some struggling to meet increased demand and others completely shuttered.
“Our nonprofit sector provides vital services, cultural experiences, and environmental support across the region” said Beth Stipe, the foundation’s executive director. “This year has been hard on them in so many ways. We’re here to connect them to funding resources and do everything we can to keep them viable during this time.”
Chelan County CARES Nonprofit Assistance Awards - $500,000
This grant program is in partnership with Chelan County, who allocated $500,000 to the foundation to disburse as reimbursement grants to organizations in Chelan County who provide basic needs such as food security, housing, mental and physical health and childcare. All applicants who applied received funding.
Hope Care Clinic - $25,500
SAGE (Safety, Advocacy, Growth, Empowerment) - $9,500
TEAMS Learning Center - $40,000
Upper Valley MEND - $100,000
Wenatchee River Institute - $45,000
Wenatchee Valley YMCA - $130,000
Women’s Resource Center of NCW - $65,000
YWCA of North Central Washington - $85,000
Nonprofit Reemergence Grant - $100,000
This is a quarterly grant program by the Community Foundation providing general operating support. Applicants can apply for up to 10% of their current organizational budget with a maximum request of $20,000. This is the first of four grant cycles, with $100,000 available each quarter.
Alatheia Riding Center - $15,750
Cashmere Museum - $14,000
Chelan Valley Housing Trust - $15,750
Hand in Hand Immigration Services - $11,000
Thrive Chelan Valley - $12,000
Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center - $15,750
Wenatchee Valley YMCA – $15,750
Helping Hands 2.0 Grant - $65,560
In this revised version of the foundation’s Helping Hands grant, which provides emergent support, organizations can apply for any amount to help with critical safety-net needs such as food security, housing, mental and physical health and childcare. Awards are made monthly.
Chelan Douglas CASA - $5,000 child abuse educational outreach
Chelan Valley Hope - $25,000 capacity building to meet increases in demands for services
Hope Care Clinic - $9,360 dental assistant
Serve Wenatchee Valley - $5,500 Fresh HOPE Market, a public pantry for people facing food insecurity
Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church - $5,700 backpack food program for kids with food insecurity
Wenatchee Rescue Mission - $15,000 community meal program for people facing food insecurity
Woods Music and Arts Grant - $61,200
This grant, established by the Woods Family, supports music and arts education and programming across the region. This year, the grant focused on general operating support for arts organizations impacted by the pandemic.
49-degrees North Artists Association - $3,000
Beauty of Bronze - $5,000
Grunewald Guild - $5,000
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts - $5,000
Lake Chelan Bach Fest - $5,000
Leavenworth Summer Theater - $5,000
Music Theater of Wenatchee - $5,000
Numerica Performing Arts Center - $5,000
Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus - $5,000
Stage Kids WA - $5,000
Wenatchee Valley Symphony Association - $5,000
North Central Education Foundation - $6,500
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center - $1,900
NCW Foundation for Youth - $8,965
Formerly a nonprofit organization, NCW Foundation for Youth is now a grant program managed by the foundation that provides up to $1,000 year-round to activities that directly benefit youth across the valley. Shop with a Cop is an exception in funding, as it is a program established by the founding organization and receives this annual designation in perpetuity.
Les Schwab - $1,000 Community Toy Drive
Wenatchee Police - $5,000 Shop with a Cop
Washington State University Extension 4H - $965 4H Virtual Eco-Stewardship
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center - $1,000 Virtual Mobile Makers
Trinity Church - $1,000 Side-by-Side Camp for CVCH Families
The Community Foundation is committed to providing continual support of nonprofits across the region. Learn about these grant opportunities and more 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 manages $112 million in assets through 550+ individual funds and has awarded over $44 million in grants and scholarships. For more information call 509-663-7716 or visit

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