[6/3/16] $42K Helping Hands Grants Given Locally

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The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has awarded more than $42,000 in Helping Hands grants across Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties.

Jennifer Dolge, Director of Donor Services and Communications at the Foundation, said the grants are up to $2,500 dollars. The foundation takes applications year-round and the grants are awarded every-other month…

 Dolge said by awarding funds every-other month, non-profit organizations can get urgent money much quicker…

 Some of the recipients so far this year include Apple Hill Art Camp, to replace art supplies for a youth summer art program lost in the Okanogan Complex fire; healthy snacks, school supplies, and sports fees for children participating in the “Readiness to Learn” program in Wenatchee; scholarships for children grades 1-6 to attend Camp Invention, a week-long summer program in Wenatchee that fosters creative problem solving and STEM concepts; Lake Chelan Bach Fest; NCW Forest Health Collaborative, to support wildfire education throughout the region; Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club for a new voyager canoe for Kids on the Columbia program; Wenatchee Valley Humane Society; and Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

Again here’s Dolge…

 For more information on Helping Hands or other grant programs at the foundation, visit cfncw.org/grants.