Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund

Spring 2021 Awardees

In the spring of 2021, the Washington State Department of Commerce and School’s Out Washington worked together to allocate $4.8 million in additional funding to support investments in 223 youth development organizations/programs across Washington. The additional funds were awarded to a subset of organizations that submitted applications to the Washington Nonprofit Youth Development Relief Fund in the fall of 2020.

  • Second-time awards were made to a total of 197 high-scoring applicants from the fall 2020 relief fund applications prioritizing investments outside of King County to address statewide disparity in funding access.
  • First-time awards were made to 26 high-scoring applicants in King County to address the highly competitive process in this region. Due to the high volume of applications from King County in the fall, fewer organizations/programs in the region were funded to meet geographic equity funding goals.

Decisions on award amounts were based on funding targets established for each region to ensure equitable distribution of funds across Washington. In both fall 2020 and spring 2021, two key data points specific to each region anchored the amount of funds distributed: 1) youth 18 and younger living in poverty; and 2) Black, Indigenous, and youth of color, 18 and younger.


List of 2021 spring Washington Nonprofit Youth Development Relief Fund awardees.


Organization NameCounties Served
ACACIA FOUNDATION (DBA: PACIFICA FOUNDATION)King, Pierce, Snohomish
Accounting Career Awareness ProgramWashington State (all counties)
Act SixYakima
African Young Dreamers Empowerment Program Intl.King, Pierce, Whitman
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Zeta Omega Omega ChapterKitsap, Pierce, Thurston
ANSIL A NEW START IN LIFEBenton, Franklin, Walla Walla
Arts ImpactBenton, Grant, King, Kittitas, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Yakima
Asia Pacific Cultural CenterPierce
Associated Recreation CouncilKing
At The CoreSpokane
Atlantic Street CenterKing, Pierce
Bellevue Boys & Girls ClubKing
Bellingham Girls Rock CampSkagit, Whatcom
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island CountyIsland
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget SoundPierce, King
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish CountySnohomish
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonGrays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin CountiesBenton, Franklin
Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit CountySkagit
Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County- Brewster UnitOkanogan
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget SoundKitsap, Mason, Pierce
BRAVEWashington State (all counties)
Bridge Music ProjectGrays Harbor, Thurston
Buckley Youth Activity CenterKing, Pierce
Camp Fire USA- North Central Washington CouncilAdams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan
Camp Fire USA, Orca CouncilPierce
Camp KoreyBenton, Chelan, Clark, Franklin, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, Yakima
Cedarbrook Early Learning CenterClallam, Jefferson, Kitsap
Centro Cultural MexicanoKing
Centrum FoundationAdams, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Mason, Okanogan, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom, Yakima
Chelan Teen Center dba Thrive Chelan ValleyChelan
Children of the Valley After School ProgramSkagit
Children’s Developmental CenterBenton, Franklin
Children’s Home Society of WashingtonChelan, Clark, Douglas, Pierce, Walla Walla
CIELO Project Radio RanchLewis, Mason, Thurston
Clothes for KidsSnohomish
Cocoon HouseSnohomish
Communities In Schools of Benton-FranklinBenton, Franklin
Communities in Schools of KentKing
Communities In Schools of LakewoodPierce
Communities In Schools of WashingtonChelan, Douglas
Communities In Schools of Whatcom CountySkagit, Whatcom
Community Day School Association dba LaunchKing
Community House on BroadwayCowlitz, Wahkiakum
Community Resource Group DBA Foster FirstChelan, Douglas, Franklin, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima
Community Youth ServicesClallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum
Comprehensive Life ResourcesPierce
Concerned CitizensClallam
CORE HealthCowlitz, Lewis, Wahkiakum
Council on American-Islamic Relations of Washington StateKing
Crisis ConnectionsWashington State (all counties)
CultureSeedKlickitat
Cup of Cool WaterSpokane
Degrees of ChangeKing, Pierce
Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin CountiesBenton, Franklin
Eastside KyokushinWashington State (All Counties), King, Snohomish
Empowering StridesKing, Snohomish
Experience Learning CommunityKing, Pierce
Fab-5Pierce
Family Learning CenterBenton, Franklin
Family Promise of Skagit CountySkagit
Fanlab NonprofitPierce
Financial Beginnings WashingtonClark, Grant, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom, Yakima
Foundation for Academic EndeavorsSkagit
Foundation for Edmonds School DistrictSnohomish
Friends of the Children – SW WashingtonClark
Garden-Raised BountyGrays Harbor, Mason, Pierce, Thurston
Girls Hearts on FirePierce
Glacier Peak InstituteSnohomish
Global VisionariesKing
Gorge MakerSpaceKlickitat, Skamania
Grays Harbor Youth WorksGrays Harbor
Great Bend Center for MusicMason
Hands On Children’s MuseumGrays Harbor, King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Thurston
HeartStrides Therapeutic HorsemanshipKing, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Thurston
Hello Life Eatig Disorder Recovery ServicesClark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum
Heritage UniversityYakima
Heroes HomesteadPend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens
Hey MentorKing, Pierce, Snohomish
Housing HopeSnohomish
Hutton SettlementSpokane
ICNA Relief USA ProgramsKing, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom
ICTC Youth development programsBenton, Franklin
If You Could Save Just OneSpokane
Imagine Children’s MuseumIsland, King, Skagit, Snohomish
Immigrant GuideKing, Pierce, Snohomish
India Association of Western Washington (IAWW)King, Pierce, Snohomish
Institute for Systems BiologyWashington State (All Counties)
Interfaith Hospitality Network (DBA Family Promise of Spokane)Spokane
iUrban TeenClark, King, Pierce, Snohomish
Jack Straw Foundation King
Korean Community Service CenterKing, Pierce, Snohomish
Korean Women’s Association (KWA)King, Pierce
K-SchoolKing
LASER ChildcareKing
Latino Community FundChelan, King, Yakima
Latino Educational Achievement Project (LEAP)King, Pierce, Yakima
Latino Educational Training InstituteKing, Skagit, Snohomish
Level the Field SportsKing, Pierce, Snohomish
Lopez Island Family Resource Center (LIFRC)San Juan
Lower Columbia School GardensCowlitz
Madres de Casino RdSnohomish
Mari’s Place dba Mari’s Place for the ArtsSnohomish
Marvin Thomas Memorial FundKing, Pierce
Mending WingsYakima
Methow Arts AllianceDouglas, Okanogan
Metro Aquatics BoostersPierce
Miracles and Memories AcademySnohomish
Mission AfricaKing
Mountlake Terrace Elementary Parent Teacher OrganizationSnohomish
Multicultural Child and Family Hope CenterPierce
Native Horsemanship Youth ProgramKing, Kitsap, Pierce
New Life Youth Foundation King
North Sound Junior CheerSnohomish
Northeast Youth and Family ServicesSpokane
Northeast Youth CenterSpokane
Northwest Alliance for College Access, DBO FuturesNWSkagit, Whatcom
Northwest Association for Blind AthletesClark, Cowlitz, King, Lewis, Mason, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Whatcom, Yakima
Northwest Language & Cultural CenterIsland, King
Northwest Learning and Achievement Group, aka AlteraAdams, Yakima
Northwest Youth CorpsChelan, Lewis, Pierce, Thurston
Northwest Youth ServicesWhatcom
OIC of Washington/Henry Beauchamp Community CenterYakima
OneAmericaKing
OneWorld Now!Clark, King, Pierce, San Juan, Thurston, Yakima
Operation Healthy FamilySpokane
Opportunity Center of Orting IncPierce
Orcas Island Education Foundation San Juan
Pacific Ballroom DanceKing, Pierce
Pacific Islander Community Association of WAWashington State (All Counties)
Pacific Lutheran UniversityJefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Thurston
Pacific Northwest Parkour AssociationKing, Snohomish
Page Ahead Children’s Literacy ProgramChelan, Grant, King, Mason, Okanogan, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Yakima
Palouse Discovery Science CenterAdams, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Whitman
Peace Community CenterPierce
Pizza KlatchThurston
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North IdahoBenton, Chelan, Franklin, Spokane, Yakima
Proyecto MoLEPierce
R. Merle Palmer Minority Scholarship FoundationPierce
Rain City Rock Camp for GirlsKing, Pierce, Snohomish
Readiness To LearnIsland
Red-Tailed Hawks Chapter, Black Pilots of America, Inc.Clark, Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston
Rise Up AcademySnohomish
Rod’s HouseYakima
Ryan’s House for YouthIsland
Salish School of SpokaneSpokane
Seattle Art MuseumKing
Seattle Goodwill IndustriesKing, Snohomish
Seneca Family of AgenciesKing
Shared Housing ServicesPierce
Shelton Family CenterMason, Thurston
Skate Like a GirlKing
Skills Inc.King, Pierce
Snohomish County Music ProjectSnohomish
Somali Bantu Community Service of WashingtonKing, Pierce, Snohomish
Sound Child Care SolutionsKing
Space BetweenKing
Spark CentralSpokane
Spokane Eastside Reunion AssociationSpokane
Spokane Youth for ChristSpokane
Sports in SchoolsKing, Pierce
St Paschal EducareSpokane
St. James Family CenterWahkiakum
Stonewall YouthLewis, Mason, Thurston
Tacoma Art MuseumWashington State (All Counties)
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.)Pierce
Team NaturalezaChelan, Douglas
TeamChildWashington State (All Counties), King, Pierce, Spokane, Yakima
Team Redeemed Life Center King
The Answer For Youth and Sprouting Hope GreenhouseClallam
The 5th Avenue TheatreKing, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish
The Arc of SpokaneSpokane
The Arc of Tri-CitiesBenton, Franklin
The Benji ProjectJefferson
The Brave Warrior ProjectChelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan
The Community for the Advancement of Family EducationChelan, Douglas
The Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African CultureWashington State (All Counties)
The Mockingbird SocietyWashington State (All Counties)
The Salvation ArmySpokane
Theatre33King, Pierce, Snohomish
Thrive YouthPierce, Thurston
TOGETHER! For YouthChelan, Douglas
Transformations By Olympic AngelsClallam, Jefferson
Transformations by Spokane AngelsPend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman
Transitional Programs for Women, dba TransitionsSpokane
TreehouseBenton, Clark, Franklin, King, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom, Yakima
Tri-Cities ChaplaincyBenton, Franklin
Trilogy Recovery CommunityWalla Walla
Ttawaxt Birth Justice CenterYakima
Tulalip FoundationWashington State (All Counties)
United Youth MovementThurston
Urban Native Education AllianceKing, Pierce
Vamos Outdoors ProjectSkagit, Whatcom
Vashon Youth & Family ServicesKing
Wakulima USAKing, Pierce, Thurston
Walla Walla Public LibraryWalla Walla
Washington Family EngagementSnohomish
Washington Kids in TransitionSnohomish
Washington Vocational ServicesSkagit
Washington Youth Soccer FoundationKing, Yakima
Wenas Mammoth FoundationGrant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima
West Central Community Development AssociationSpokane
Whitewater Aquatics ManagementKing
Wild WhatcomWhatcom
Work Force Development CenterIsland, King, Snohomish
World Relief SeattleKing, Pierce, Snohomish
Write253Pierce
Yakima First Baptist Comunidad CristianaYakima
Yakima Music en AcciónYakima
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC)Yakima
YES of Pend Oreille CountyPend Oreille
YMCA of the Greater Tri-CitiesBenton
Young Men’s Christian Association of Pierce and Kitsap CountiesKitsap, Pierce
Young Shakespeare WorkshopKing, Snohomish, Pierce
Young Women EmpoweredIsland, King, Pierce, Snohomish
Young Women’s Christian Association of Seattle-King-Snohomish County (YWCAKing, Snohomish
Your Money MattersKing, Pierce
Youth and Family LinkCowlitz
Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.)King
Youth in FocusKing, Pierce, Snohomish
YouthnetIsland, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom
YWCA OlympiaThurston
ZenoAdams, Benton, Franklin, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Walla Walla

A total of $14.2 million awarded to 447 youth development
across Washington state.

The Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund was initially 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 Washington State Department of Commerce. This 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. A total of $9.4 million was awarded in fall 2020 and an additional $4.8 million in spring 2021 to a subset of organizations who submitted applications the prior year. 

 

View the list of fall 2020 awardees and spring 2021 awardees.