Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Community Foundation accepting applications for grant programs, deadlines in September


WENATCHEE - 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 to nonprofit organizations and public agencies that address community needs in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties (excluding the Methow Valley). Organizations that are 501(c)(3) public charities headquartered in these counties are eligible and encouraged to apply for unrestricted, core operating support. Government agencies (excluding schools), tribal agencies, faith-based organizations, fiscally sponsored programs, or a 501(c)(3) public charity serving the region but headquartered outside of NCW are eligible for funding to support specific programs or projects that meet our Grant Guidelines and Policies.

The funding request, $6,00-$14,000, is determined by the budget size of the organization. The Foundation strives 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.  

The Woods Family Music & Arts Grant is open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations, or fiscally sponsored programs, and public schools in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties, excluding the Methow Valley. Up to $5,000 is available to support initiatives such as equitable access to arts and culture for youth, expand and increase access to underrepresented audiences, programs that celebrate the rich and diverse culture of NCW, and operating support for high-quality art programs.

The deadline for the RIG is September 15. The deadline for the Woods Grant is September 30. Learn more and apply online 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 $130 million in assets through 600+ individual funds and has awarded over $55 million in grants and scholarships.


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