Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund

Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with School’s Out Washington to implement the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund. This one-time investment will provide 9.3 million in unrestricted funds to youth development programs that have stretched to support young people most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and furthest from educational justice.

Manaʻoga tulaga agavaʻa manaʻomia:

  • Must be a Washington 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization or be fiscally sponsored by a 501 (c)(3)
  • Must have provided youth development services to children and youth (ages 5 to 24) prior to COVID-19
  • Must be providing or are planning to provide services to youth through in-person, virtual, or direct-needs support between March and December 2020
  • Must be experiencing a negative fiscal impact as a result of COVID-19

$9.4 million awarded to 421 youth development organizations across Washington state.

The Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund was made possible by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) and was led by  School’s Out Washington working closely with the WashingtonState Department of Commerce. This one-time investment addresses the financial and programmatic challenges that have come with COVID-19—acknowledging that lost revenue combined with increased expenses to adhere to new safety measures, leave many organizations at risk of closing their programs or sites.