Jennifer Dolge, Community Foundation of NCW
WENATCHEE - The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded a total of $43,500 in Helping Hands grants to nonprofits in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties in its last fiscal year, since July 2016.
Helping Hands is a competitive grant that provides up to $2,500 to support nonprofits’ unexpected needs or special funding opportunities where a small investment could make a big difference. Applications are accepted year round and awarded every other month.
“With our Regional Impact Grant giving much larger awards, we wanted to ensure there was still a funding mechanism that could support some of the smaller requests we receive” said Denise Sorom, director of community philanthropy.
“We know for many nonprofits, things come up that weren’t planned in the budget – Helping Hands provides that resource so they can continue their good work.”
Helping Hands grants are funded by unrestricted gifts to the foundation, in support of benefiting nonprofits in North Central Washington.
Those receiving awards in Okanogan county were:
• Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus - $2,500 Support for 2017 Free Family Concert
• Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society - $2,500 Museum intern
• Okanogan County Historical Society - $2,500 A Monument to the Methow
For more information on Helping Hands grants, visit www.cfncw.org/helpinghands.
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 $64 million in assets through 400 individualized funds and has awarded over $35 million in grants and scholarships.
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