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Museum Affiliates Seek Crowd Funds

Two affiliates of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center have received generous Regional Impact Grants from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. We truly appreciate this grant funding, which is being applied to two worthy educational projects. The grants are a great start to the foundation’s “Give NCW” end-of-the-year crowdfunding initiative.

Wenatchee Arts Education Consortium (WAEC) was awarded $12,000 to bring professional artists into all kindergarten classes in the Wenatchee School District. The artists will help kids explore techniques in drawing, watercolor and ceramics. “Research shows that access to art is extremely important in early childhood education,” WAEC board member Selina Danko said. “It not only provides a creative outlet, it also helps to develop a sense of security in creative risk-taking. Your help allows us to ensure our kids have access to art and learn meaningful mediums of expression.”

The Truth About Wildfire received $15,000 toward production of educational media to help people, communities, and landscapes become more resilient to wildfire and to prevent future devastation caused by megafires. Working with fire ecologist Dr. Paul Hessburg and our partner organizations, the Wildfire Project will present this material in live format as well as digitally share it across the country to help create change around the issue of wildfires.

Between now and December 31st, the Community Foundation’s “Give NCW” crowdfunding campaign – which supports 25 local nonprofits – is taking donations of any size to help the projects reach their goals. We need another $7,000 for Art in Kindergartens and an additional $25,000 for the wildfire video project. YOU can help! Just go to and make your online contribution. Thank you!


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