Verdant awards over $1.5 million to local nonprofits  

LYNNWOOD, Wash., March 29, 2022 – Verdant Health Board of Commissioners recently approved more than $1.54 million in grants to 14 local nonprofit organizations in support of community health through its recent competitive application process.  

The following grants were approved:  

  • American Heart Association – Stop the Silent Killer: Hypertension in South Snohomish County – $66,997 
  • Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County – Behavioral Health Uplift Initiative – $100,000 
  • ChildStrive – Early Intervention – $ 346,255 
  • Compass Health – Emergency Motel Voucher Program – $29,700 
  • Edmonds Food Bank – It Taste Like Home (Culturally Relevant Food) – $39,900 
  • Foundation for Edmonds School District – Summer Meals Program – $25,000 
  • Interfaith Family Shelter – Homelessness Prevention – $ 10,000    
  • Kindering – Early Intervention – $ 175,000 
  • Korean Womens Association – Everyday Prevention and Senior Nutrition Program – $146,212 
  • Millennia Ministries – Mobile Manna/MFSTT – $191,785 
  • Pacific Treatment Alternatives (Sound Pathways) – Mobile Syringe Service Exchange – $161,522 
  • Refugee Immigrant Services Northwest – Refugee and Immigrant Navigators – $100,000 
  • Snohomish County Legal Services – Housing Justice Project – $50,000 
  • YWCA – Emergency Shelter – $30,000   
  • YWCA – Access to Healthcare – $62,645   
Dr. Jim Distelhorst

“On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, we recognize the important work these grant recipients do to support the health and well-being of residents in South Snohomish County,” said Dr. Jim Distelhorst, board president.  

The next application window for funding will be April 11th through April 22nd for grants starting July 1st, 2022.  The multi-year health program funding application can be accessed through Verdant’s Grants Portal. The portal link can be found on their website at  www.verdanthealth.org.  

Verdant will be hosting their quarter two Virtual Q&A session, from 12pm to 1pm, on April 4th. This is an opportunity to learn more information about Verdant’s funding process and to ask questions. All partners are invited to attend, but Verdant recommends those applying for a grant or who are interested in funding should participate. To access this meeting visit https://fb.me/e/1LBJWoZqr

In addition to multi-year health program funding requests, Verdant continues to consider requests for funding that are in response to COVID-19 emergency needs. These funds have primarily gone toward efforts to support behavioral health and food access needs, but Verdant will consider requests about other emerging needs as well. To be considered for these funds, fill out an Emergency COVID-19 Application, which can also be accessed through the Grants Portal on the website.  

Zoe Reese, Verdant’s Director of Community Impact & Grantmaking can answer questions or discuss ideas that organizations that are considering applying for a grant. To reach Zoe, email zoe.reese@verdanthealth.org or call (425) 582-8572.  

About the Verdant Health Commission 

The Verdant Health Commission funds a wide range of programs that empower people in South Snohomish County to make healthy decisions and get the care they need to stay well. For nearly half a century, we served the health needs of our community by managing the local community hospital. We are now focused on investing in innovative programs that will make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of South Snohomish County residents, while also offering free or low-cost education and prevention classes. 

To learn more, visit our website at www.verdanthealth.org , follow us on social media at Verdant Health Commission, or join our Monthly Board Meetings, which can be accessed through the “Classes and Events” page on our website.  

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