Current Opportunities

New Funding Opportunity through Washington Youth & Families Fund

Proposals are due to Building Changes on Monday, October 16, 2017

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Materials from September 26 Q&A webinar: 

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Approximately $3 million in funding is available to housing and social service agencies in Washington state in support of cross-system collaborations to improve housing outcomes for youth and young adults and/or families experiencing homelessness. Funding from Building Changes will be provided for up to three years per award. Awards will be announced in April 2018.

Agencies and organizations eligible for funding include nonprofits, local tribes, housing authorities and community-based organizations. Geographic service area must be outside of King County for youth and young adult focused services, and outside of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties for family focused services. 

Our grantmaking strategy has four primary objectives:

  • Improve outcomes for families and youth experiencing homelessness
  • Create a tailored response to the geographic area the grant intends to serve
  • Foster cross-agency and cross-sector partnerships
  • Address disparities where they exist

Specifically, we are interested in supporting activities and interventions that achieve the target outcome goals of increasing exits to permanent housing, reducing the length of time homeless, and reducing the rate of returns to homelessness for youth and young adults and/or families in all racial and ethnic groups. 

Potential applicants are welcome and encouraged to ask questions about WYFF and this application process. Contact Luanda at .


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