Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center receives seven grants


The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is counting their blessings this week after receiving seven grants to continue key programming in the Valley.

The Forest Classroom Project, Coyote’s Corner and Inspiration Station, People of our Past and Ice Age Adventures are programs that will continue to educate and celebrate the community in a wide range of topics and events.

“We’ve worked very hard since becoming an independent, non-profit organization in 2015 to rebuild our funding,” said Museum Deputy Director Marriah Thornock. “Knowing that so many organizations are willing to back our efforts means a lot to us and our programs. To be included in this year’s GiveNCW campaign is a real honor.”

The grants awarded include:

  • A $5,000 STEM field grant from Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • A $3,000 U.S. Bank grant
  • A $5,000 Federick Johnson Award from the Community Foundation
  • A $5,000 grant from the Woods Art Fund at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW)
  • A $1,000 grant from the NCW Foundation for Youth
  • A $5,000 grant from the Wenatchee Central Lions’ Kingston Memorial Fund
  • A $9,000 Regional Impact Grant from CFNCW

In addition to the seven grants, the Community Foundation selected the Ice Age Adventures program for inclusion in this year’s GiveNCW crowd funding campaign.

The campaign will run from Thanksgiving Day through December 31, and donations can be made at www.GiveNCW.org to support any of the 25 nonprofit projects selected by the foundation.