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Strategic Grants

Grants to Washington Nonprofits, Schools, Agencies, and Tribes
to Promote Access to Nutrition and Housing in Kittitas County

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:

04/19/19 Noon


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Grants of up to $50,000 per year to Washington nonprofit organizations, schools, governmental agencies, and tribes for programs addressing housing justice and nutrition in Kittitas County. Funding is intended to advance access to healthcare and encourage health equity.

For the current grant cycle, the Foundation is accepting proposals 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177809

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations may apply for up $50,000 per year for up to two years of funding.

Term of Contract:

Organizations may apply for up to two years of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

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 Kittitas County Strategic Grant online application will be available beginning Monday, April 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. and will close promptly at noon on Friday, April 19, 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.

Apply online (after April 1):

Email for questions:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Kittitas County