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Strategic Grants

YVCF has partnered with the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health (GCACH) to provide funding for a one-time 2019 Strategic Grants opportunity for Kittitas County through the GCACH Community Health Fund.

The Foundation is accepting proposals promoting health equity and access to care in Kittitas County in the following areas:

  • Housing Justice: housing insecurity, tenant support, housing preservation, family housing access, dispute resolution, energy and weatherization assistance.
  • Nutrition: infrastructure to support access to nutrition, to include options such as mobile food delivery, in-place food banks, and partnerships with food retailers and producers.

Application Information
The 2019 Kittitas County Strategic Grant Cycle is now closed.

Organizations may only apply to one of the currently open grant opportunities. Please review the guidelines carefully for each: Kittitas Strategic, Annual, and Jewett Youth Leadership Council.  If you have questions about which opportunity is the best fit for your project, please contact us at grants@yakimavalleycf.org or 509-457-7616.

Projects must serve Kittitas County.  Applicants must either be a 501(c) organization, school or government entity or tribe, or they must have a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code.  If the organization is a current grant recipient, an Interim Grant Report is required before applying for this grant.

Amount and Duration
Organizations may apply for up $50,000 per year for up to two years of funding. PLEASE NOTE: there is a total of $100,000 available for this special grant opportunity; the application process will be competitive.     

Proposal Instructions
NOTE: the online application system does not allow you to save your work. There is a 4,000 character limit per question. The questions are provided below so that you can prepare your application in advance of the online application opening.

Please provide up to a three sentence summary of your project and proposed use of grant funds.

How does your project align with the Foundation's Strategic Framework?
How will your project address health equity?
Does your organization provide direct services to improve health access and coverage, and if so, how?
Is your project culturally responsive? Please describe.
How does your organization’s board of directors reflect the community this project serves (or will serve)?

Purpose, Measures, and Anticipated Outcomes
What are the anticipated outcomes of your program or project? How will these be measured?
What population, sectors, or groups of people will your project serve?
What are some of the anticipated challenges of this project? How will you address these challenges?
How will you gain feedback from the communities you serve to inform service implementation, quality, and improvements?

Sustainability, Collaborations and Partnerships
If this is an ongoing program or project, how will funding beyond this grant be secured?
If other funding is required to start this program or project, what is the plan to secure full funding?
What networks will collaborate with you on this project and how?

Please attach a project or program budget (with funding amounts listed for each year of the project).
Is your organization positioned to make a difference on this issue?
Is the cost per participant known? If so, what is it?

Required Attachments
1. Program/Project Budget
2. Board of Director Roster (Name, Title, Board Role, OPTIONAL INFO: Ethnicity/Race, Gender)
3. Your Organization's last Quarter 2018 Financial Statement or most recent audited financial statement.
4. W-9

More information can be found on the guidelines and applications page. You can also contact us at grants@yakimavalleycf.org or 509-457-7616

2018 Strategic Grantees

College Success Foundation
FIRST Washington (Formerly Washington FIRST Robotics)
Opportunities Industrialization Center dba Henry Beauchamp Community Center
Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima
The Memorial Foundation as fiscal agent for the Ttáwaxt Coalition
Yakima Leadership Foundation
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Yakima Symphony Orchestra


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