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Helping Hands Grant 2.0

Grants to Washington Nonprofits in Eligible Counties to Support
Vital Community Needs During the Coronavirus Crisis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW)

Deadline Date:

12/01/20

Description:

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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to address vital community needs emerging from the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to support nonprofits that assist local residents with housing, food security, safety, health, and childcare for pre-K children. Funded projects must benefit Chelan, Okanogan, and Douglas Counties.

The Helping Hands Grant 2.0 is intended to support people in the Foundation's region who have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are available to nonprofits and public agencies providing critical safety-net needs for community members due to the socio-economic and health impacts of the pandemic in the region.

Requests should be directly connected to the current public health crisis and providing direct services to individuals in the communities served by the Foundation. 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

Term of Contract:

The Trustees have decided to suspend multi-year grants at this time.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:

- 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.

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).

No grants will be made specifically for religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs.

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

Ineligible for Grants:

- Individuals
- Lobbying activities
- Debt retirement or budget deficits
- Tuition, scholarships or core operating expenses for public schools, charter schools, private schools, or universities and colleges
- Annual campaigns, fundraising campaigns or events
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political activities
- Purchases or activities that occur prior to grant decisions

Pre-Application Information:

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.

Timeline:

- Applications Received By: August 1, 2020
Awards Made By: August 31, 2020

- Applications Received By: September 1, 2020
Awards Made By: September 30, 2020

- Applications Received By: October 1, 2020
Awards Made By: November 30, 2020

- Applications Received By: December 1, 2020
Awards Made By: December 31, 2020

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.

Guidelines and Policies: https://cfncw.org/grant-guidelines-policies/

Grant FAQs: https://cfncw.org/grantsfaq/

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
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For questions and information, please email grants@cfncw.org or contact (509) 663-7716.

Community Foundation of NCW
9 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee WA 98801
info@cfncw.org

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