Fire Relief Funds
Supporting our NCW Families and Friends in Need
We live in North Central Washington because of its amazing beauty, access to recreation, connection to wilderness, and incredible sense of community.
Each year, our beautiful dry lands are vulnerable to wildfires and unfortunately we too often come face to face with them.
The Community Foundation of NCW cares about its citizens across the region and works with local agencies to ensure those who are affected by wildfires receive the help and support they need.
Many areas have been affected by wildfire, so we’ve set up specific funds to ensure your gift helps supports the places you care about. We collaborate with the social service agencies that are directly helping people in need who hear their story, determine their needs, and provide available resources. When there are needs beyond what they can offer, the service agencies come to us with requests to meet those needs, and we use your gifts through the fire relief fund to fulfill them.
Recovery and rebuilding can take a long time. The Community Foundation’s fire relief funds will continue to support fire victims’ long term recovery needs as long as it takes.
100% of your donation goes directly to aid fire victims, we do not charge any administration fee. A detailed tax exempt will be sent to you shortly after your gift.
Okanogan Complex Fire Relief Fund
Established in 2015 to support the affected communities and victims of the Okanogan Complex Fires and the communities of Twisp, Riverside, Omak, Nespellem, Black Canyon, Squaw Creek and Nine Mile, Conconully, Tonasket, and any other areas affected by the Okanogan Complex fires, including Ferry County.
Chelan Valley Fire Relief Fund
Established in 2015 to support relief and recovery efforts for the wildfires affecting the Chelan Valley.
Sleepy Hollow Heights Fire Support Fund
Established in 2015 to support the firefighters and those displaced by the recent fires in the Wenatchee Valley that destroyed 28 homes. The foundation is working to help find temporary homes for the victims and with supporting agencies to determine their needs and how best to meet them.
Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) Fund
Established in 2014 by the Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group in Pateros, this fund supports rebuilding 42 homes for those displaced by the fires. This fund will continue to support Methow Valley areas affected by continuing wildfires.
NCW Fire Relief Fund
Established in 2014 to support the victims of the Carlton Complex Fires that affected communities across Okanogan county in July 2015, the NCW Fire Relief Fund is still working to help fire victims. The foundation invested $100,000 from its general fund to employ Disaster Case Managers that work directly with those displaced on supporting their long term recovery needs.
Give by Mail or in Person
We can accept donations in person at by mail. Make checks payable to “Community Foundation of NCW” and include the fund name in the memo line. Mail/deliver checks to:
Community Foundation of NCW
9 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801