Icicle Fund awards over $294,000 to eleven nonprofits

At its December 2013 meeting, the Icicle Fund Board of Directors awarded over $294,000 to eleven regional nonprofit organizations. The work of these organizations advances the Icicle Fund mission of supporting the environment, the arts, and history in North Central Washington.

 

American Red Cross-Wenatchee Chapter

$10,000

For  the Veterans Legacy Project, an oral history project gathering stories from veterans across NCW

Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

$12,500

To support an organization that works toward building a more resilient, fire-adapted community. This grant includes a $7,500 challenge grant component

Complete the Loop Coalition

$25,000

To complete the Rocky Reach Trail extension of the Columbia Riverfront trail system

Icicle Arts

$60,000

To support the organization’s work as it undertakes a sustainability planning effort. This grant includes a $10,000 challenge grant component

Methow Arts Alliance

$7,500

To support the ARTscapes project, which makes empty commercial storefronts and vacant space in Okanogan County, as well as training and resource, available to artists 

Methow Field Institute

$7,500

To support the ongoing project, “Seasons of the People,” which focuses on the indigenous people and land of the Methow Valley

Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus

$2,000

For the purchase theatrical stage microphones

TwispWorks Foundation

$21,525

To support the organization’s development program and progress toward long-term financial sustainability

Upper Valley Connection Theater Camp

$7,500

To support a program that makes a theater arts camp experience available to developmentally disabled individuals

Upper Valley Historical Society

$2,500

For ongoing work in preserving and telling the story of Upper Wenatchee Valley’s history

Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

$15,000

For the exhibit “A River of Baskets: Native American Basket Makes of the Columbia River”

Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center (fiscal sponsor)

$5,000

To support the Museum Youth Project, an independent effort to transform unused Museum space into a children’s art space