2022 Annual Grant Round

For the 2022 Annual Grant Round, the Foundation is focused on two approaches to capacity building:

  • general operations (which support existing program or operating costs), and
  • organizational development (which strengthens the organization's programs, leadership, and/or infrastructure)

The Yakima Valley Community Foundation is accepting proposals promoting capacity building as defined above for the following types of organizations:

Health Equity

Organizations providing direct services to improve health care access and coverage. Health Care access includes mental and/or behavioral health.

Immigrant and Refugee Assistance

Organizations providing direct funding and support to families and students for social assistance, education, immigration, and legal services.

The application is now closed.

We look forward to announcing grantees in August. Questions? grants@yakimavalleycf.org


Geographic Focus

Organizations must have a primary location or primary/significant service area in at least one of the following: Zillah, Buena, Granger, Wapato, Harrah, Satus, Parker, Toppenish, White Swan, Brownstown, Medicine Valley, Outlook, Sunnyside, Grandview, Mabton, or Kittitas County.

Qualifications

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.

Amount and Duration

Organizations may apply for up to $25,000 for a one-year grant. The total funding available for this grant round is $250,000.

2022 Grant Round: Full Question Set

Suggestion: Prepare a separate document with answers to the questions listed below and copy and paste your organization’s answers into the form. The online form will be made available on June 3rd at 9 am and lacks the ability to save your work and return it for submission. Only copy and paste once you are ready to hit submit.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION


CONTACT INFORMATION

Please provide contact information for the person who is the primary contact for the project/program and the authorized signatory for grant funds.

QUALIFICATION

Applicants must either be a 501(c) 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.

Tax Status:

The work of your organization is best described by (select all that apply):

Explain how the work of your organization is considered Health Equity and/or Immigrant and Refugee Assistance. (Please keep answers to 300 words or less.)

Where is the organization's primary location or primary/significant service area? (Select all that apply)

Total Amount of Request*

Please select from the options below.

PROPOSAL SUMMARY: CAPACITY BUILDING

Provide a three-sentence summary of your proposal. (Please keep answers to 300 words or less.)

This grant round focuses on two approaches to capacity building: general operations and organizational development.

Based on the definitions above, please select which approach to capacity building that best fits your request (please select one of the options below):

Use specific examples to describe how this approach will support your organization. (Please keep answers to 300 words or less.)

Describe the challenge(s) your organization will address with this funding. (Please keep answers to 300 words or less.)

EQUITY AND INCLUSION

How does your organization's Board of Directors reflect the community you serve? (Please keep answers to 300 words or less.)

What population, sectors, or groups of people does your organization serve? (Please keep answers to 300 words or less.)

How do you gather and implement feedback from the communities you serve? (Please keep answers to 300 words or less.)

Please describe how your organization values culture and identity. (Please keep answers to 300 words or less.)

CONFIDENTIALITY

All grant applications are considered confidential. Organization names are published ONLY if awarded funding. If you have specific requests or concerns regarding confidentiality, please describe them below.

Required Attachments

  1. Program/Project Budget: (Please make sure your budget adds up to the request amount.)
  2. Board of Director Roster (Name, Title, Board Role. Please provide if available: Ethnicity/Race, Gender.)
  3. Your Organization's 2021 Q4 Financial Statement or most recent audited financial statement
  4. Your Organization's W9