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GIVE NCW | Thanksgiving Day - December 31, 2017

Give back to the place you love.


HOW TO DONATE
Click on the Donate button to support one or more Give NCW nonprofits in one, easy transaction.
100% of your donation goes to the nonprofits you support - we take care of the credit card fees.

GIVE NCW REQUESTS
The "Requested" amount is the total the nonprofit needs to raise to meet their project or program goal. The Community Foundation has given the nonprofit a portion of their goal through the Regional Impact Grant, which starts off the "Funded" amount and is shown in each project description.

FUNDAY MONDAYS!
Each time you donate on a Monday, your name is entered to win up to $1,000 to use on Give NCW any way you choose!

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You will receive an email confirmation of your gift immediately after your donation, and a second detailed tax receipt will follow. We will share your contact information to the organizations you support so they can send you special recognition and thanks. If you do not wish your information to be shared, you can choose to be anonymous and we'll keep your donation private.

GIVE FROM YOUR CFNCW FUND
Do you have a Donor Advised Fund at the foundation? You can support Give NCW easily, directly from your account online! Just login here, click on "Grant Catalog", and enter the donation amount for the nonprofits you want to support. It's fast, easy, and fun! Learn more about our Donor Advised Funds.

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Should you have questions or need assistance during your giving experience, please call (509) 663-7716 or email jennifer@cfncw.org and we will be happy to assist you!


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Arts and Culture

Art on the Avenues
http://artontheavenues.org/
Beauty of Bronze Art Education Program
Every year Art on the Avenues provides Wenatchee fifth graders the special opportunity to work with a professional artist to create, exhibit and then keep forever their own small bronze sculptures through the Beauty of Bronze program at no cost to the students or the schools. In addition, students create collaborative outdoor environmental art in the Andy Goldsworthy Challenge, participate in Wenatchee First Fridays with their own Artist's Reception at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, and tour the backstage of the Numerica Performing Arts Center. It is an expensive endeavor, but a valuable one that connects children with their community, fosters civic pride and responsibility, and allows these students to see themselves as creators worthy of making a lasting piece of art they can keep and even pass down to their own children. Your donation of $28 will pay for one child's sculpture to be cast in bronze. We invite you to help us reach our goal to cover the foundry costs for all the children who will participate next year. Thank you!

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,500

Requested
15,000.00
Funded
10,786.00
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Methow Arts Alliance
http://www.methowarts.org/about/arts-education/
ACCESS ART: Support Arts Education for Students in Your School
Support students in your school district by helping to fund FREE Arts Education Programs for students in the following school districts: Omak, Okanogan, Paschal Sherman Indian School, Pateros, Brewster.

We need your help! Be a part of ensuring that a child's education includes the arts. Our funding has been cut by over 50% - we need your help to keep The Arts in your school. Your support will hire local teaching artists, buy art supplies and fund performances from around the world.

Our goal is to raise at least $1000 per school or $5000 total. If you would like to, please designate the school of your choice with your donation. If you would like to contact us directly with questions please email our executive director Amanda Jackson Mott, amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $11,250
Requested
16,250.00
Funded
11,585.00
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Numerica Performing Arts Center
http://www.numericapac.org
Every Kid at the PAC: Performing Arts for All Kids
"Every Kid at the PAC" brings inspiring educational experiences in the performing arts to Wenatchee Valley youth - at no cost. This program ensures that access to the arts is available to kids of every income, age, and race, especially those economically disadvantaged or from districts too small to have this type of resource. This past school year, more than 7,000 students from 11 regional school districts attended enriching performances at the Numerica PAC in downtown Wenatchee, or experienced world-class performances and after-school workshops at their schools. With your support, students in 2018 will see the Seattle Shakespeare Company, a play about Martin Luther King, Latino Musician and Storyteller David Gonzales, the Soweto Gospel Choir, the Seattle Opera for Children and more.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $10,000
Requested
30,000.00
Funded
17,380.00
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Stage Kids WA
http://www.stagekidswa.org
Dramatic Impact
When you support local theatre education, kids get a safe place to express feelings, role-play solutions to real-world problems, and build character and confidence through dramatic performance. Your donation to Stage Kids gives kids access to high quality musical theatre classes, spotlight productions, youth theatre summer camps, and Stage Kids Club, a reduced-cost after school program for elementary and middle schools. You can help every child shine. Donate now and make a DRAMATIC IMPACT in the lives of kids!

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,000
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
14,710.00
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Community Benefit

Apple Pie Jamboree
http://www.paterosapj.com/
Jamboree Event Improvements
Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree Association is a non-profit organization that has supported local students, clubs and community groups for 70 years. We host the Jamboree every year on the 3rd weekend in July. It brings in huge crowds to support local businesses, generates funding for local youth activities, and provides family fun for all those that attend. We are seeking donations to help improve the annual Jamboree with new tables, chairs, and shade covers. Donations will also help provide backpacks with school supplies for children in our community in partnership with National Night Out. Any donations are greatly appreciated and will help this event grow bigger and better each year!

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $6,000
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
6,930.24
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Pateros Brewster Community Resource Center
Https://www.paterosresource.com
Bringing Resources to the Pateros Brewster Community
How is it possible to become empowered after your community was devastated by wildfire? Pateros Brewster Community Resource Center is taking on the challenge! We assist people with finding resources and services that are difficult to access in the smaller communities of south Okanogan County. Your donation will allow us to build our capacity to assess and address community needs and meet operational expenses. We want to expand opportunities for health/lifestyle education, individual advocacy, resource connections, and disaster preparedness.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $9,000
Requested
18,000.00
Funded
11,025.00
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The Trust for Public Land
http://www.tpl.org
Parks for People Wenatchee Valley
The Trust for Public Land is working to put great parks within easy reach of everyone in the Wenatchee Valley. Your support will help us continue our work with local residents and community partners to revitalize Kiwanis Methow Park in Wenatchee and build the new 9th Street park in East Wenatchee. With your help, we can transform these under-used spaces into rejuvenated parks that offer everyone a close-to-home place to get outside and connect with nature and their neighbors.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,500
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
8,330.00
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Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, Inc.
https://www.wenatcheehumane.org/
Operation Fix
Every year the shelter is filled with thousands of homeless kittens and puppies. You can help prevent these unplanned litters. Operation Fix provides a kind, humane, and healthy community by providing spay and neuter surgeries as well as vaccinations to qualified community pet owners. Often, this is the only time pets will ever get to see a veterinarian. By controlling the pet population, you can keep more animals off the streets and out of the shelter.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $10,000
Requested
35,000.00
Funded
14,802.96
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Environment and Recreation

Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
http://www.ccfeg.org
NCW Salmon Awareness Project
The Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (CCFEG) aims to inspire residents of North Central Washington to protect and restore our local waterways and the fish that inhabit them. With your support, the Salmon Education and Outreach program will serve 2,000+ individuals in all demographics in our service area through free public events and field and classroom-based lessons about watersheds and salmon. The Schools for Salmon course in Chelan County will serve 3rd graders at seven different elementary schools, 3rd-5th grade students in the Wenatchee School District after school program, high schoolers at Wenatchee High School, and college students at Wenatchee Valley Community College. They will participate in fish dissections and hands-on, mind-on lessons that teaches students about fish anatomy. Your donation will help students understand the importance salmon ecology, provide a learning experience that will get them excited about science, and build the foundation for lifelong stewardship of our natural environment.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $9,000
Requested
12,500.00
Funded
9,325.00
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Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
http://www.cdlandtrust.org
Wenatchee Foothills Invasive Weed Control
Balsamroot and bunchgrass in the Foothills are struggling to compete with aggressive noxious weeds that exploded following recent wildfires. You can help the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust fight these invaders by greatly increasing our weed control efforts, including new and more sustainable techniques. Your support will benefit all who enjoy the beauty of native wildflowers, sagebrush, and bitterbrush while walking or biking the trails and help wildlife that rely on native plants for yearlong food and shelter. It will help reduce invasive fuels that increase the intensity and rate of spread of wildfire and it will protect hundreds of nearby properties from invading weeds.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,500
Requested
11,000.00
Funded
8,395.00
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Wenatchee Valley TREAD
http://www.wvtread.org
Bringing Wenatchee's Outdoor Recreation community together
Over the years, there have been a lot of amazing efforts made to provide Outdoor Recreation (OR) opportunities for our community; Mission Ridge, the Foothills Trail System, The Riverfront Trail, Squilchuck State Park just to name a few.

Through grassroots processes such as Our Valley Our Future and the Outdoor Recreation Study it is abundantly clear that OR continues to be extremely important to our community, but we lack coordination. In fact, establishing an organization to bring together all the various efforts was one of eight "Game Changers" identified in the Our Valley Our Future Plan.

This is where Wenatchee Valley TREAD comes in. TREAD stands for Trails Recreation Education Advocacy and Development. Our goal is to bring all the various stakeholders together (motorized, non-motorized, water, snow and land) so we can move forward in a unified fashion to thoughtfully and sustainably provide the best OR experiences we can, improving the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the region.

TREAD was launched from the Our Valley Our Future Plan in the summer of 2017 with the help of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber and our year one goals are to:
1.    Create an OR asset inventory
2.    Develop and implement a signage plan
3.    Convene an "OR Roundtable" of all stakeholders so we can develop a regional comprehensive recreation plan

Please join us in elevating Outdoor Recreation in the Wenatchee Valley!

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $8,000
Requested
40,000.00
Funded
10,290.00
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Human Services

Cascade Medical Center Foundation
http://www.cascademedicalfoundation.org
Colonoscope Replacement Project
Colon cancer affects over 200,000 Americans per year, but can be treated if detected early. The Cascade Medical Foundation is here to help, but our colonoscope has reached the end of its lifespan, needs to be replaced and is very expensive. The American Cancer Society recommends that anyone over 50 receives a cancer screening every 10 years - that's about 20% of our residents in Plain, Leavenworth, Peshastin, and Dryden. As you can imagine, no one wants to drive any further than they need to get their colonoscopy! Your donation will help us get the equipment we need to ensure our local community can get the life-saving screenings they need to continue living long and healthy lives.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $11,000

Requested
15,000.00
Funded
12,135.00
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Confluence Health Foundation
http://www.confluencehealthfoundation.org
Miracle Milk for Babies
Breastmilk is widely accepted as the best source of food for babies because it contains special nutrients that help them grow and antibodies that strengthen their immunity. In fact, exclusively feeding newborns breastmilk reduces the risk of infections, respiratory illness, allergies, diabetes, and childhood cancer. When a newborn baby needs more breastmilk than the mother can provide, the next best choice is donor milk. Your donation to Miracle Milk for Babies will purchase safe, tested donor breastmilk for Confluence Health's Mother-Baby Unit, providing a healthier alternative to infant formula. For every $35 you donate, Confluence Health Foundation will purchase one day's worth of donor breastmilk for all babies in need at the Mother-Baby Unit. Please support Miracle Milk for Babies to help start the newest members of our community on the path of lifelong health.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $5,000
Requested
12,000.00
Funded
6,110.00
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EASE Cancer Foundation
http://www.easecancer.org
Helping cancer survivors to thrive!
Have you, or someone you know, been affected by cancer? Your support to EASE (Exercise and Survivorship Education) will directly benefit a local cancer survivor to restore their quality of life. Through EASE's Journey to Wellness Program, cancer survivors can access a 2-day educational workshop and 12-week biannual rehabilitation program that will promote optimal physical functioning and reduce cancer risk, and directly serve 80-100 cancer survivors, their families, and significant others. Your donation to EASE provides opportunities and resources to thrive as a cancer survivor.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $10,000
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
11,978.53
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Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church
http://leavenworthumc.org
BackPack Program - Feeding School Kids on Weekends
It's hard to believe, but many school children in our own community do not have access to healthy food while they are home over the weekend. The Backpack Program provides bags of nutritious food every week to over 40 children in Cascade School Districts who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. These children are identified by their school counselor who know their unique situations and are able to place the bags of food confidentially in their backpacks each Friday, full of healthy food that they can prepare on their own and often share with siblings. 100% of your donation will go toward purchasing food so that our young students are well-fed over the weekend and feel good and ready for school each Monday.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,500
Requested
12,500.00
Funded
11,180.00
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Lilac Services for the Blind
http://www.lilacblind.org
There's an app for that! Technology Group Training for Individuals with Vision Loss
Assistive technology for individuals with vision loss evolves and improves continuously and requires knowledge not usually possessed by traditional technology instructors. Our instructors help clients identify and utilize apps that would allow them to access print, wayfinding information, a description of their surroundings, and other information. Our clients want to learn and stay current with technology. They want to communicate with others using computers, tablets, and smart phones to text, email, and access social media. Use of magnification and text-to-speech features can help people keep up with current events, write life stories, place or receive phone calls and conduct business online. Your donation will help them access workshops where they can learn how to use these amazing tools and enjoy technology - just like everyone else.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $5,000
Requested
7,000.00
Funded
5,280.00
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Medical Teams International
http://www.medicalteams.org
Mobile Dental Program
The Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Program provides free or low-cost dental care to people of all ages in Oregon and Washington who are living near or below the federal poverty line and are uninsured, underinsured, or have no viable alternatives for dental care. Urgent care needs are the priority and services range from pain alleviation (primarily treatment of infection and abscesses, extraction) to cleanings and fillings. Your donation will be used to provide urgent and restorative dental care to residents of Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,500
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
8,320.00
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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
http://www.nwirp.org
Keeping Families Together
Many immigrants in our community face deportation and permanent separation from their families simply because they cannot afford an attorney. Since there is no right to an attorney in immigration court, low-income immigrants who have a legal right to remain here often must navigate the complex immigration legal system alone - often with dire outcomes. With your support, the "Keeping Families Together" project will provide legal representation for low-income immigrants in their deportation cases so that they can access protections for which they qualify under immigration law. Your support will ensure that members of our community, regardless of how much money they have, are able to stay safely together with the ones they love.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $12,000
Requested
41,000.00
Funded
34,820.75
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Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
http://www.ppgwni.org
Well Women Exams - Patient Assistance Fund
Timely screening and early intervention are THE key to reducing women's risk of death from cervical cancer. But not all women have the financial resources to pay for out-of-pocket costs to access follow-up care after an abnormal pap test result. That's why we created our Patient Assistance Fund. Your contribution will connect local women to financial support that will ensure they access the life-saving care they need.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,500
Requested
12,500.00
Funded
12,698.00
Fully
Funded!
YWCA North Central Washington
http://www.ywcancw.org
Help House the Homeless
For years YWCA's targeted case management has offered stability to those living in YWCA's Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing. In fact, in YWCA's newest housing program, Permanent Supportive Housing - which serves the toughest to serve, chronically homeless individuals and families - successfully housed 100% of Permanent Supportive households for the last 19 months. Our YW signature outcomes are a manifestation of our commitment to effective, caring, and skilled YWCA case managers, and your compassionate support.

YWCA NCW is expanding its services to homeless households and individuals living "outside" YWCA housing programs wherever they are: sleeping outside, couching, or doubling up in single households. Our trained case managers will connect with homeless families and individuals through outreach at other shelters, parks, meal centers, and with providers who also work with homeless populations. YWCA will meet with clients who need to address and eliminate barriers and access to permanent housing, but don't have access to these services elsewhere.

These case management services help individuals navigate current crisis situations and improve chances of obtaining permanent housing. To this end, YWCA works with private landlords to master lease residential properties which increase capacity to house more individuals in need.

Your donation will allow YWCA to reach 15 more households per month. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all - please consider making an investment in restorative dignity and watching it grow!

View client testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=cR8dIbe4ipc

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $9,000
Requested
25,000.00
Funded
11,432.46
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Youth Development

Children's Home Society of Washington
http://Childrenshomesociety.org
The Readiness to Learn Program
The Readiness to Learn program (RTL) is an early intervention dropout reduction program that focuses on removing social/emotional barriers to academic success for students who are identified by school's staff as needing higher level of support than can be provided in a school setting. RTL students show better behavioral functioning and attendance, reduced suspensions and fewer discipline and dropouts.

The first time RTL staff met with J, she told them, "this program will not help me, nothing else has helped. Why would this?". The staff member said "This program is different." For the first month, J would give the RTL staff attitude and would not show up to appointments. We went to her house twice and would hear movement inside buts he never opened the door. We did not give up on J because everyone could see her potential.

One day we met with J at the office and we did not work on anything that was school related - instead, we played video games and some basketball. After that meeting, J switched her attitude and started getting better grades. When J was asked what had changed her mindset, she stated "Your program actually cares about kids. You guys won't take a "no" for an answer. I didn't open the door when you went to my house, and you still tried the next day. You came to my school after I told you that I did not want to work with you, and you took me to play video games when I least deserved it."

She went from failing every class to passing all but one, from having 20+ missing assignments to having only one. She went from seeing the school counselor and principal at least 3 times a week for behavioral issues to none. She now wants to join a sport and is excited for High School.

Success stories like these are only possible with a team that is willing to sacrifice. J did not give up on herself. She is ready for a better future, but she can only get there with your help.

Your donation will help J and many more students like her who are ready to learn.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,500
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
11,080.00
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More To Life
http://moretolifeyouth.com
The Anchor Recovery Program
Imagine sitting in a juvenile detention center with 13-year-old meth addicts, 14-year-old mothers, and 15-year-old cocaine dealers and hearing them say they are glad they are locked up because they know what will happen when they get out. These kids come from a world of fractured family structures and little to no parental guidance. Day after day, they struggle with a lack of relational support, uncertainty, academic underachievement, and physical and emotional abuse. After hearing their stories of pain and fear, we knew we had to do something. The Anchor Recovery Program, a program of More To Life, is a safe place for the at-risk teens of Okanogan Valley to find the relational support they need to break cycles of dysfunction and substance abuse. Using the 12-step tradition, we help teens develop character and build confidence in order to live freer, healthier lives.    

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $6,000
Requested
8,500.00
Funded
6,535.00
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National Inventors Hall of Fame
http://www.invent.org
Camp Invention Programs in Wenatchee and Okanogan Counties
Camp Invention is coming to our community this summer! The country's leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program encourages creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity in children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Unfortunately, many parents who want to provide this opportunity for their children cannot afford the registration fees for them to attend. You can change this!

Your donation will provide scholarships for disadvantaged children, so they can participate in this extraordinary enrichment experience, too. Because of you, local children will experience a week filled with hands-on opportunities to explore, create, and invent in ways that help promote a love of learning.

As one of more than 1,600 schools nationwide offering Camp Invention in 2018, your support will provide local children an experience that:
- Encourages creative problem-solving with STEM-focused activities
- Inspires girls and minority children to imagine themselves as engineers and innovators
- Develops children's critical thinking and communication skills
- Provides opportunities to sketch, prototype, and refine their ideas while building self-confidence
- Blends entrepreneurship with collaboration skills necessary for success in the global workforce
- Provides professional development for our local educators
- Integrates expertise and challenges from the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees
- Instills the value of Intellectual Property and the roles that patents, trademarks, and copyrights play
- Is backed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Your gift will ensure American ingenuity continues to thrive in the hands of ALL our future innovators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $5,000
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
6,950.00
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THRIVE Chelan Valley
http://thrivechelanvalley.com/
Thrive Mentoring
It takes a village! There is a critical gap in youth mentoring. Many youth desperately lack the investment of a caring adult, which is why Thrive Mentoring is working to fill that gap. The program aims to reduce shame, insecurity, addictions and a myriad of other issues kids face by connecting them with an adult mentor in the Chelan Valley community. Local counselors estimate that 60% of their students have experienced adverse childhood trauma. As a result, many students ages 10-15 lack the basic coping skills to form trusting relationships with the adults in their lives. Your donations make it possible for students to build relationships where they can transform feelings of shyness and low self-esteem to feeling confident, supported in reaching their personal potential and inspire personal growth by engaging in activities that foster safety and trust. Your support will help support the creation of consistent mentoring relationships that impact the future of local youth. Positive, prosocial relationships with adults are a powerful component for increasing achievement of students, and time is the best gift a child can receive.

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $7,500
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
9,210.00
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Wenatchee River Institute
http://www.wenatcheeriverinstitute.org
Travelling Naturalist After School Program
Your support of the Travelling Naturalist program will ensure that the most needy and challenged students in the Wenatchee School District get the opportunity to connect with the natural world through the special experience of hands on, outdoor science education.

Your gift provides WRI the resources to send our staff to Columbia, Lewis-Clark, Mission View, Newberry, and Lincoln Elementary schools to introduce and excite students about the natural world right in their back yard! We work collaboratively with the school district staff to provide enhanced learning experiences designed to improve educational outcomes for the district's most challenged students.

More than 600 students will get the opportunity to use scientific tools, learn about local flora, birds and BUGS! These students will develop their own personal appreciation for the natural world, and an understanding of their role in protecting it, through inquiry based, hands on learning - because of YOU!

Your gift will provide staff support and equipment needed to make this program a success. Please give today!

The Community Foundation of NCW invested: $8,000
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
9,575.00
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