Human Services Fund

The Human Services Endowment Fund in Honor of Bob Drewel was established in 2003 to acknowledge Bob’s legacy of commitment to human service causes in our region. This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Snohomish County for the long-term benefit of human service agencies throughout Snohomish County.

Eligible organizations:

501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, public agencies, school districts, libraries, parks with programs and/or services in Snohomish County. Organizations are limited to one application per organization.

Applications should fit one of the following criteria:

  • Basic Needs: (food, clothing, shelter, safety).
    • Target populations include:
      • Families
      • Children
      • Seniors
      • Individuals with disabilities
  • Human Services:
    • Preference for small/medium sized agencies and community based programs with well-defined needs.
      • Dental, wellness or mental health services.
      • Prevention programs and services for pre-teens/teens.
      • Programs that serve assist at-risk youth.
      • Services for veterans.
  • Human Service for disabled individuals:
      • Health and wellness
      • Recreation
      • Enrichment programs
      • Access to services or opportunities to participate in the community. This may include mental health.

2021/22 Grant Priorities:

Priority consideration will be given to organizations that:

  • Are requesting funds for programs/services that are directly related to COVID recovery.
  • Have annual budgets of $500,000 or less.
  • And/or serve communities disproportionally impacted by COVID.

Grant Funding:

  • Funding is for two-years (2021 and 2022).
  • Grants are typically in the $5,000 range (per year).
  • Capital expenses and endowments are not considered

For questions regarding grants or the online grant process, contact

Past awarded grants

2019 and 2020 Funded List

Organization Name Amount Awarded
Arlington Kids’ Kloset $3,000
Camp Korey $1,000
Homage Senior Services $5,000
Interfaith $5,000
Safe Harbor Free Clinic $3,000
St. Vincent de Paul $5,000
Two Hearts Pregnancy Aid $7,500
Warm Beach Christian Camps & Conference Center $5,000
Work Opportunities $5,000


2018 Funded List

Organization Name Amount Awarded Project Name
Arlington Kids’ Kloset $3,000 Clothing and Hygiene Items for Low Income Youth
Bridgeways $5,000 Safe Streets Supported Employment Program
EvergreenHealth Monroe Foundation $3,000 The Recovery Center CUP Program
Foundation for Sustainable Community dba Farmer Frog $2,000 Sprouting Simple Change – Farmer Frog at Olivia Park Elementary
Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington $3,500 Shelter Case Management
ChildStrive $3,000 Counseling for Families in Early Intervention
Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children $2,500 Early Intervention for Deaf Children in Snohomish County
Sherwood Community Services $5,000 Vocational Services
Volunteers of America Western Washington $5,000 VOAWW Sky Valley Elderly Nutrition Delivered (SEND) Program
Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center $5,000 2018 Special Friends Camp Program Support


2017 Funded List

Organization Amount Awarded Project Name
Arlington Kids’ Kloset $3,000 Clothing and hygiene essentials for low income and homeless students
Assistance League of Everett $1,500 Operation School Bell
ChildStrive $2,000 Counseling in Early Intervention
Cocoon House $2,000 Cocoon House Prevention Program
Compass Health $5,000 Camp Outside the Box
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County $3,000 A Warm Meal in a Safe Place
Mercy Housing Northwest $5,000 Senior and Disabled Support Services
Sherwood Community Services $3,500 Vocational Services
Snohomish Community Food Bank $3,000 Home Delivery
Warm Beach Christian Camps & Conference Center $5,000 2017 Special Friends Camp Program Support
Wonderland Developmental Center $3,000 Infant Mental Health Counseling
Stanwood-Camano Food Bank Services $5,000 Food for the summer backpack program