The Icicle Fund is now accepting applications for Initiative and Strategic Project grants. The deadline for both programs is March 4th.
The Fund awards grants to non-profit organizations who develop North Central Washington as a region where nature, the arts, and the area’s natural and human history encourage appreciation, understanding and stewardship of this special place. The Fund supports organizations in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and Grant counties.
The Fund values projects and initiatives that foster a collaborative atmosphere, connect all peoples to place, and are aligned with the Icicle Fund mission. Through collaboration, the Icicle Fund increases the impact of organizations across this region. When mutually beneficial, exploration of collaborative relationships with one or more of the six Icicle Fund lead organizations is encouraged.
Initiative Grants are single-year grants of up to $7,500. The Fund’s goal is to contribute to smaller organizations’ ability to fill gaps in the community in the areas of arts, environment, and history. Project goals should be accomplished within the 1-year grant period.
Strategic Project grants are one or two-year grants of $15,000 or more. Grants are given to innovative, inspiring, and impactful organizations and projects in the areas of arts, environment, and history in NCW. The program goal is to enable organizations to work on a particular mission-centered and strategic project to create a significant, long-term impact on the organization and its local or regional community.
Additional information and application instruction can be found at www.iciclefund.org
Twenty years ago, the Icicle Fund was established by Harriet Bullitt. Today, the Fund remains committed to a sense of place as central to its mission. It is this belief that strong connections to the land and the communities in which we live are nurtured through artistic expression and imagination, an understanding of our past, and experience in and love for our natural landscapes and wildlife.