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Strategic Grants

Grants to Washington Nonprofits, Schools, Agencies, and Tribes
to Improve Access to Healthcare and Housing in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Yakima Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) and Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health (GCACH)

Deadline Date:

02/01/19 Noon


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Grants ranging between $25,000 and $50,000 per year to Washington nonprofit organizations, schools, governmental agencies, and tribes to promote equitable access to healthcare and housing primarily in the Yakima County and Yakama Nation areas.

This grant program was designed to strengthen the capacity of Yakima Valley residents to work collaboratively to achieve long-term, sustainable results. Collaborations in evidence based programs, projects or models that produce measurable outcomes and systems level improvements are encouraged.

For the 2019 Strategic Grant Cycle, the Foundation is accepting proposals promoting health equity and access to care in the following areas:

- Housing Justice- Housing insecurity, tenant support, housing preservation, family housing access, dispute resolution.
- Behavioral Health- Suicide prevention, stigma reduction, integrated care, substance use disorder, supportive housing.
- Adolescent Health- Youth homelessness, reproductive health, health education, access to care, mental health management.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177809

Estimated Size of Grant:

$25,000-$50,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Organizations may apply for up to three years of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants must be serving the Yakima County or the Yakama Nation. Organizations from Kittitas may apply but funding is limited.
- Applicants must either be a 501 (c) 3 organization, school or governmental 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 a Strategic Grant.
- The applicant must be registered and in good standing with the Washington Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation, nonprofit professional services corporation, or a non-Washington nonprofit corporation registered in Washington.

Preference is given to:
- Nonprofits in existence and operational for a period of two years or more.
- Previous or current grantees who have submitted their grant reports (Comprehensive, or Interim) on time.

The Yakima Valley Community Foundation generally does not fund the following:
- Purchases or activities prior to grant decisions
- Capital expenditures for real estate or building construction of any kind
- Debt retirement/reduction
- Political or lobbying activities
- Endowments
- Individuals or individual scholarships
- Sectarian worship, instruction or proselytizing
- Feasibility Projects
- Production of books, brochures, films or videos
- Stand alone fundraising activities, solicitations, and/or annual campaign appeals
- Disease-specific organizations, medical or scientific research
- Other grant-making organizations
- Individual school classroom support
- Any organization that that cannot affirm that it will not discriminate, withhold, exclude or deny services on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientations, political affiliation, religious beliefs or the lack thereof.

- Operational support cannot exceed 25% of the operating budget of the applicant.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2019 Strategic Grant online application will close promptly at noon on Friday, February 1, 2019.

More information is available on the Guidelines and Applications page:

Strategic Framework:

More information on Health Equity:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Phone: 509-457-7616
Fax: 509-457-7625
111 University Parkway, Suite 102
Yakima, WA 98901

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Yakima and Kittitas Counties and the Yakama Nation