Recent Grants

The Icicle Fund approved its first grant in 1999. Since then, it has awarded over $37,500,000 in grants and in payments to protect land with high conservation values. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the Fund provided grants to its five founding organizations and the following nonprofit organizations working in North Central Washington:

Artis

$65,000

To support operations and capacity building, includes a $15,000 challenge grant

Cascadia, the Methow Music Association

$10,000

To support implementation of strategic plan, board development, and marketing

 

Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village

$5,000

To support roof replacement project

 

Chelan Valley Hope

$1,500

To support training in using art to help students who have come through the 2014 Carleton Complex Fires

 

Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

$4,000

To reprint and distribute materials on fire preparedness and recovery during the Carleton Complex Fires

 

Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

$12,500

Operating support with an $8,000 challenge grant

 

Community Foundation of NCW

$15,000

To support the 2015 Nonprofit Practices Institute

 

Methow Arts Alliance

$25,000

To support expansion of arts education for students and capacity-building for artists and arts organizations

 

Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival

$5,000

 To support musicians’ fees for the annual Festival

 

Methow Valley Citizens’ Council

$7,500

Challenge grant to support bringing younger generation into leadership for progressive land use

 

The Merc Playhouse

$6,000

For the creation and production of a musical theater production based on the children’s book “The Last Salmon,” including a $2,500 challenge grant

 

The Ripple Foundation

$1,000

To support students filming community elders sharing their wisdom

 

Trout Unlimited

$8,000

To support reform of motorized mineral prospecting regulations

 

TwispWorks Foundation

$10,000

To support a community arts festival celebrating the end of the 2014 fire season

 

TwispWorks Foundation

$14,350

To support the development of a fundraising program to ensure  long-term financial sustainability

 

Upper Valley Connection

$7,500

To support the Icicle Players’ Theater Camp for developmentally disabled individuals

 

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center

10,000

Challenge grant for an exhibit on wildfires

 

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center (fiscal sponsor)

$10,000

Challenge grant to MathonMonday for the purchase of a portable planetarium

 

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center (fiscal sponsor)

$3,000

To support the Wenatchee Art Education Consortium’s project to bring the Seattle Opera Artist in Residence program into local schools