The Community Foundation of North Central Washington (NCW) is seeking applications for its Helping Hands Grant 2.0 to support people in the region who have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funds are available to 501(c)3 nonprofits and public agencies in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties 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 region.
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).
- 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.
- Organizations must provide 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.
- Grant requests should be directly connected to the current public health crisis and providing direct services to individuals in their communities.
- 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 Nonprofit Reemergence Grants.
- Grant funds must be expended within one year of the award date.
- Final grant reports will be required to be submitted 45 days after the close of the grant period indicated on the Grant Agreement.
- No grants will be made specifically for religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs.
- The Board of Trustees is responsible for final grant decisions and authorizes distribution of grants pursuant to these and other guidelines established by the Community Foundation.
For more information, visit https://cfncw.org/helpinghands/