Humane Society receives Endowment Grant

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been selected by the Community Foundation of NCW to receive its $50,000 Endowment Grant award.

Offered every other year, the endowment grant provides annual income to the nonprofit organization in perpetuity. As the fund grows and donations are added, that annual stream of income increases and helps to sustain the organization for generations.

Out of eighteen applicants, four finalists were chosen to give presentations to the Endowment Grant Committee, comprised of several board members. The other three finalists were: Methow Recycles, Women’s Resource Center, and Upper Valley MEND.

“While the grant committee had a difficult time making its decision, it was clear that the Humane Society had positioned itself for this opportunity” said Claire Oatey, director of community grants. “As a finalist for the previous endowment grant, they demonstrated improvements, implemented new policies that set them up for success, and exhibited a strong board and staff. We feel confident they are ready to take advantage of the opportunities this endowment will provide.”

The Endowment Grant is open to nonprofits in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. The next opportunity to apply is Feb. 1, 2020. For more information, visit