Icicle Fund Increases Funding For New Grant Program

Submitted by Tiffany Brine
Operating Support Grants offered to Support Viability and Impact of Local Non-Profits
Leavenworth, Wash. – The Icicle Fund is now accepting applications for its new Operating Support Grants Program. The deadline is January 15th.
The Icicle Fund is changing its grant-making programs to better support its nonprofit partners in addressing community impacts of COVID-19 and social justice awareness. With its 2021 Operating Support Grant Program, the Fund seeks to build a better, more equitable and inclusive future by supporting Arts, History, and Environment organizations whose work have durable impact in North Central Washington communities.
“NCW non-profit organizations have been really impressive in the many ways they have adapted their services to local and regional needs in 2020. Their services are essential for the quality of life and well-being of our communities”, says Icicle Fund Executive Director, Christine J. Morgan.
She continues, “The Icicle Fund Board of Directors, comprised of non-profit representatives and community members, decided to more than double the grant funding available in 2021 to support the operational needs of organizations so they can continue to stay viable and impactful.”
The Fund values organizations and initiatives that foster a collaborative atmosphere, connect people to place, and are aligned with the Icicle Fund mission to support art, environment and history in North Central Washington. The Fund believes that strong connections to the land and the communities in which we live are nurtured through artistic expression and imagination, an understanding of our past, and experience in and love for our natural landscapes and wildlife.
Operating Support Grants are single-year, unrestricted grants of up to $15,000 to support 501(c)3 or fiscally sponsored organizations that have an impact in the Arts, Environment, or History in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, or Grant Counties. The application deadline is January 15th and grant funds will be available in March. The River and Creek Grant Programs will not be available this year.
The Icicle Fund was established by Harriet Bullitt more than 20 years ago and has since awarded $40 million dollars to over 100 non-profit organizations.  In 2019, Bullitt gifted her ownership of Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort to the Icicle Fund.  As locals and guests visit Sleeping Lady, the Fund will be able to award even more grants to community organizations. 
Additional information and application instruction can be found at www.iciclefund.org

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