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Helping Hands Grant 2.0

Grants to Washington Nonprofits to Address
Community Needs During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW)

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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations and public entities in eligible counties to address vital community needs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Priority will be given to applicants that serve populations that are underserved, under-resourced, or historically marginalized. Funds are available to local organizations providing critical safety-net needs for community members (including food security, housing support, physical and mental health, safety, and pre-K childcare) due to the socio-economic and health impacts of the pandemic in the region. Funded projects must benefit residents in Chelan, Okanogan, or Douglas Counties.

Special consideration will be given to organizations with a history of serving the needs of populations that have been hardest hit by the pandemic and who have been historically marginalized, under-served, or under-resourced (including indigenous and people of color, low-income, geographically isolated, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, refugees and immigrants, non-English speakers, people experiencing homelessness, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations).

Helping Hands grants are intended to help with the following pandemic-related impacts:

  • A demonstrated increase in demand for safety-net services
  • Adapting or improving critical program delivery
  • Expanding organizational capacity to meet community needs
  • Sustaining operations due to shifting financial realities

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180363

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no cap on the amount of funding that can be requested.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations serving and located in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties only. All other organizations are required to have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor prior to submitting a grant request.

Helping Hands grants are not intended to:
- Provide additional program support due to an anticipated increase in demand for services
- Cover costs that state/federal emergency relief funds will fund or reimburse
- Pay down deficits

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are awarded monthly. Applications are due on the 1st of the month at 10 PM.

Applications received by the 1st of the month will be reviewed and awarded by the 31st. Follow-up Zoom meetings will be scheduled on Monday afternoons as needed.

- Applications Received By March 1, 2021 - Awards Made By March 31, 2021
- Applications Received By April 1, 2021 - Awards Made By April 30, 2021
- Applications Received By May 1, 2021 - Awards Made By May 31, 2021
- Applications Received By June 1, 2021 - Awards Made By June 30, 2021

Organizations are only eligible for one COVID-19 Helping Hands Grant 2.0 award.

Grantees who receive a COVID-19 Helping Hands Grant 2.0 will not be eligible for Recovery Grants.

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

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For technical assistance contact Grant Administrator Claire Oatey at,

For other questions and information, please email or call (509) 663-7716.

Community Foundation of NCW
9 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee WA 98801

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