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Regional Impact Grant (RIG) and Give NCW

Grants to North Central Washington Nonprofits
and Agencies to Meet Community Needs

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW)

Deadline Date:

08/01/19 10:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to North Central Washington nonprofits, government agencies, and faith-based organizations for a broad range of activities to enhance the quality of life and meet community needs. Projects must benefit residents of Douglas, Chelan, and Okanogan Counties, excluding the Methow Valley. Funding is intended to support specific projects or general operations.

Receiving a Regional Impact Grant means you also participate in the Give NCW crowdfunding campaign. The RIG is an opportunity to seek funding directly from the foundation to support a nonprofit project or general operations, while the Give NCW component builds awareness of your organization’s needs and seeks funding from the community to help reach your request goal.

Give NCW is a crowdfunding effort through an online grant catalog featuring the Regional Impact Grants awarded. CFNCW promotes Give NCW across the region and invites the general public to donate toward completing the remainder of your funding request. CFNCW will provide regular incentives (which may include matches and bonuses) to motivate giving.

Activities considered for support:

- Programs and projects that serve a broad sector of the community (or a particularly vulnerable or at-risk population) and help resolve important existing or emerging community issues
- Programs and projects that will enable nonprofit and charitable agencies to reduce costs, increase efficiency and move toward self-sufficiency
- “Seed Grants” to initiate promising new projects and programs so that such projects and programs are able to demonstrate their usefulness to the community
- Final funding for capital campaigns. Capital campaign must be at least 70% complete before CFNCW will consider for a Regional Impact Grant
- General operating support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164202

Estimated Size of Grant:

CFNCW will award a portion of the grant request (up to 75%), based on several factors, and the remaining amount will be published on Give NCW for the public to help complete. For example, if your total project goal is $10,000 and you are awarded $7,000, the remaining $3,000 would be published on Give NCW. There is no maximum amount of funding that can be requested. However, the 2018 total grant awards ranged from $6,777 to $34,786 total. The median amount granted from CFNCW was $8,460 and the median amount raised through Give NCW was $8,228. The crowdfunding campaign results were widely varied; the least amount raised through Give NCW was $777 and the most raised was $26,786.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be expended within one year of award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties, with the exception of those that serve the Methow Valley. Government entities, (excluding public educational institutions,) and religious organizations defined by the IRS in Section 170(c)1 or 170(b)1A are also eligible. All other organizations are required to have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor prior to submitting a grant request.

No grants will be made specifically for religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs (please see Grant Guidelines and Policies before applying).

No grants will be made for projects, programs, and/or equipment that were completed or acquired prior to the scheduled grant award date.

Activities generally not considered for support:
- Endowment, annual fund drives, budget deficits, and debt reduction
- Multi-year grants
- Religious-based activities
- Funding for items purchased or activities completed prior to grant decisions
- Sponsorship for fundraising, for-profit events, or recurring events directly related to organizational fundraising
- Grants for political campaigns or organizations that directly or indirectly participate in them

Pre-Application Information:

Application opens June 1 and is due by 10:00 PM on August 1.

If you would like your application to be reviewed for completeness you must submit your application at least one week prior to the deadline.

Each applicant will participate in a site visit with CFNCW staff and board to learn more about your organization and your proposal.

If your organization is chosen to receive an award, you will be awarded a portion of your total project goal. The remainder will be published on the Give NCW campaign.

Regional Impact Grant awards will be announced in early November. The Give NCW campaign will open on Thanksgiving Day and end on December 31. The total grant award (CFNCW award plus gifts through Give NCW) will be disbursed in January.

Grantees who have received a Regional Impact Grant must wait out one grant cycle (one year) before reapplying.

Multiple Regional Impact Grant applications in any one grant cycle from the same organization will not be accepted (exception is for organizations acting as fiscal sponsor for community projects or programs). Regional Impact Grants and Helping Hands grants are separate programs; an application in one program does not preclude an organization’s ability to apply for the other.

Give NCW: http://cfncw.org/givencw/
Community Grant Programs: https://cfncw.org/grants/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfncw

Claire Oatey, Grant Administrator
claire@cfncw.org

Community Foundation of NCW
9 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801
509-663-7716
info@cfncw.org

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