Youth Initiative Grant

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 Angelique  at 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

View Grant Application:  2023 Youth Initiative Grant

Grant Opens on September 5, 2023 and closes on October 2, 2023.

Decisions announced by October 31, 2023.

Apply here