• Your organization must have a determination letter from the United States Internal Revenue Service that designates your organization as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). Your organization must also be defined as a publicly supported organization under section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2). You can find this information on Schedule A of your organization’s IRS Form 990 which can be found at www.guidestar.org. If you do not meet these criteria, you can be fiscally sponsored by an organization that does.

  • Your organization must be non-discriminatory in its policies and practices with regard to sex, race, color, marital status, national origin, religious affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, and age.

  • Your project must further arts, environment, or history.

  • Your project must have an impact in North Central Washington (Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Grant counties). 

  • We do not consider grants for individuals, political candidates, parties, or lobbyists.

  • If your organization is a current Icicle Fund grantee, you need to submit a progress or final report on any current grant from the Icicle Fund no later than January 31st the year you want to submit a new application.

  • If your organization received a grant under the Icicle Fund Strategic Project Grant Program you are not eligible to apply for any Icicle Fund grants until a year after the end of the Strategic Project grant period. 

  • Your organization may apply for only one Icicle Fund grant per year.