Youth Initiative Grant (Opens in 2025)

Funded through three generous Donor Advised Funds, CFSC is opening a Youth Initiative Grant. The grants will be up to $5,000 each and renewable for a second year.

We define youth as those under the age of 20.

Most youth programming (mental health, social services, recreational, leadership, mentorship, etc.) is eligible.  Scholarship programs are not.

Funding is for Snohomish County only and organizations should already have established a strong presence here.

The funding is limited so priorities detailed below are in place to help organizations determine if they should apply.  Feel free to contact if you want help in determining if your grant fits the criteria and would be competitive.

Priority will be given to:

  • Organizations serving LGBTQ+ youth
  • Organizations serving BIPOC, Immigrant and Refugee youth
  • Organizations serving rural youth
  • Organizations that demonstrate a youth voice in their leadership (this includes having youth on committees and/or boards; youth involved in program development and/or creation, as well as evaluation, etc.)
  • Grants written by youth
  • Organizations with budgets of $1 million or less

This grant closed on October 2, 2023.


Organization Name Project Name Amount Awarded
Archbishop Murphy Black Student Union at AMHS                         1,000
Cornerstone Medical Service Free Clinic NeuroHorizons: BIPOC Youth Expanding Brain Health                         5,000
Darrington Food Bank Foundation Internship Program for Young Adults Transitioning from High School                         6,000
Girls on the Run of Snohomish County Girls on the Run of Snohomish County Spring Program 2024                         6,000
House of Wisdom Math and English Tutoring                         4,500
Project SeaWolf Coastal Protection Spring Youth Tree Planting Program                         3,500
Washington Family and Community Engagement Children’s Leadership Training Institute                         3,500