Give NCW is a crowdfunding campaign starting Thanksgiving Day through December 31st that invites the public to support 25 nonprofits across North Central Washington. The selected organizations received a Regional Impact Grant from the foundation, but only for a portion of their request. Give NCW provided an opportunity for organizations to raise additional funds to reach their full request goal and build awareness about their program or project. Seven organizations were “Fully Funded” and met their full fundraising goals.
“We launched Give NCW five years ago as a way for people to learn about charitable programs that are impacting their community directly” said Beth Stipe, executive director. “It’s an easy way for people to give locally, in any amount, and be part of philanthropy in our region.”
There was an additional $3,000 awarded to nonprofits through Funday Monday – each time someone gave on a Monday, their name was entered to win up to $1,000 to use on Give NCW any way they chose. Several nonprofits benefitted from the extra funds and it provided incentive for people to give. Two Wenatchee businesses, Mela Coffee Roasting and Fireshouse Pet Shop, also provided gift cards as incentive for people to donate.
“Giving should be a fun and rewarding experience.” said Stipe, “Each year we try to come up with new ways to engage people to give. Our goal is not just raising the dollars, but inspiring everyone to be a philanthropist – at any level.”
The total amount dispersed to the 25 nonprofits between Give NCW and the Regional Impact Grant is over $417,000. The next Regional Impact Grant application opens June 1, 2019.
For more information, visit www.cfncw.org.
Give NCW Award Recipients
|Organization||Amount Awarded (RIG+Give NCW)||Project|
|Alatheia Riding Center||27,547.37||Keep Them in the Saddle!|
|Camp Fire NCW FULLY FUNDED||15,471.20||Help Camp Fire NCW get children back outdoors!|
|Cancer Care of NCW FULLY FUNDED||8,451.20||Help “Our House” Get New Commercial Washers & Dryers|
|Chapter 2 Chapter||11,596.20||Every Child Wants to Read|
|Chelan Valley Hope FULLY FUNDED||11,586.20||Tender Loving Care (TLC) for Seniors Program|
|Chelan-Douglas CASA||30,765.36||A Powerful Voice for Children|
|Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council||10,401.20||Free English as a Second Language Classes at the Literacy Council|
|City of Entiat||12,521.20||Entiat Fire Station Park|
|FIRST Washington||13,731.20||Bringing the sport of STEM to NCW Youth!|
|Friends of the Wenatchee Public Library||27,445.85||Wenatchee Public Library Capital Campaign|
|Habitat for Humanity -Greater Wenatchee||9,451.20||Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.|
|Hand in Hand Immigration Services FULLY FUNDED||32,275.20||Citizenship Program|
|Hearts Gathered||11,731.20||Okanagan Salish Guides Our School Forward|
|NCW Economic Development District||6,777.20||Fostering Inclusive Prosperity Across North Central Washington|
|Okanogan County Child Development Association||13,766.20||Upgrade our computer software to meet our needs!!|
|Okanogan County Community Action Council||12,451.20||Health Home Care Coordinator Support|
|Pybus Market Charitable Foundation||8,786.20||Pybus Market Community-Building Programs|
|Small Miracles FULLY FUNDED||34,786.20||Help Feed Hungry Kids|
|Special Olympics Washington FULLY FUNDED||10,561.20||Supporting Health and Wellness Opportunities for Local Athletes|
|TeamNaturaleza FULLY FUNDED||16,906.20||Uniting People and Nature: Reuniendo la Gente y la Naturaleza|
|Upper Valley MEND||21,331.20||Improving food bank client health with access to healthy produce|
|Wellness Place||24,781.20||FUEL for the FIGHT -Cancer Support in NCW|
|Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center||9,906.20||Changing Relationships Through Peaceful Conflict Resolution|
|Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center||11,396.20||Walk-In Freezer|
|Wenatchee Valley YMCA||22,791.20||Ment2B -Changing Lives Through Mentoring|
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 $85 million in assets through 500 individual funds and has awarded over $35 million in grants and scholarships.
For more information call 509-663-7716 or visit www.cfncw.org.