Human Services Fund – Spring – 2019

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.

Grant Criteria 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. Grant awards typically range from $2500-$5000. Capital expenses and endowments are not considered for funding. Grant decisions are made by a committee of community volunteers assigned by the Community Foundation Board. The Human Services Committee values client-centered collaboration. To be eligible for a grant from the Human Services Fund or Sky Valley Fund in 2019 you will need to show how your organization is collaborating with other nonprofit organizations on the project you are currently applying for funding for.

Applications should fit one of the criteria below:

  • 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 Services for disabled individuals
    • Criteria:
      • Health and wellness (this may include mental health)
      • Recreation
      • Enrichment programs
      • Access to services or opportunities to participate in the community.

LOI Deadline: April 25th, 2019

Application Deadline: May 30th, 2019

Notification: Agencies will be notified within 60 days of the committee decision.

Follow up: Grant Evaluation and Report to be completed online within one year of grant award.

Apply: here

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For questions regarding grants or the online grant process, contact Elizabeth@cf-sc.org

For more grant opportunities at the Community Foundation click here.

 

*Grants will be awarded from a volunteer committee from the following funds: the Human Services Fund in honor of Bob Drewel (which is a board designated Community Impact Fund), and the Sky Valley Human Services Fund (a fund established by a donor that serves Monroe, Sultan, Index, Startup, and Goldbar).

 

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