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Verdant awards $4.3 million in community health grants

LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 24, 2023—The Verdant Health Commission awards $4.3 million in new grants to 31 community organizations offering programs and services that address their strategic priorities: Mental Health, Healthcare Access and Food Security.

“This funding will ensure that health related programming is available and accessible for the community. By working together with healthcare organizations and health focused nonprofits, we can improve the health and well-being of all residents of South Snohomish County,” said Commissioner Karianna Wilson.

This grant funding is in addition to the $70 million that Verdant has invested in the community since its inception in 2012.

The newly approved grants are listed below and support Verdant’s priority areas that include improving access to healthcare, food security, and mental health:

Community PartnerAward AmountPriority Area Primary
Korean Community Service Center$164,000Mental Health
Edmonds College Foundation$206,441Mental Health
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County$198,000Mental Health
Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County$100,000Mental Health
Latino Educational Training Institute$68,722Mental Health
Parent Trust for Washington Children$30,447Mental Health
Center for Human Services$176,000Mental Health
Edmonds School District$450,000Mental Health
Project Girl Mentoring Program$130,000Mental Health
Gambian Talents Promotion now Washington West African Center$115,000Mental Health
Drug Abuse Council of Snohomish County dba Sound Pathways/Pacific Treatment Alternatives$161,522Mental Health
Compass Health$225,000Mental Health
Edmonds Center for the Arts$10,000Mental Health
Latino Educational Training Institute$101,000Healthcare Access
YWCA Seattle, King, Snohomish$73,000Healthcare Access
Edmonds School District$71,390Healthcare Access
YMCA of Greater Seattle$73,000Healthcare Access
Lahai Health$285,000Healthcare Access
Community Health Center of Snohomish County$200,000Healthcare Access
UTSAV$75,000Healthcare Access
Medical Teams International$150,000Healthcare Access
Project Access NW$100,000Healthcare Access
Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation$60,000Healthcare Access
Edmonds Senior Center$96,000Healthcare Access
ChildStrive$260,000Healthcare Access
Kindering$40,000Healthcare Access
WONDERLAND CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES$150,000Healthcare Access
Edmonds Food Bank$121,000Food Security
Foundation for Edmonds School District$140,000Food Security
Helping Hands Project Organization$60,000Food Security
Homage$260,000Food Security
List of community health grants awarded by Verdant

Verdant will open the Fall 2023 grant funding cycle on May 1, 2023, and accept grant applications through May 31, 2023, for programs and services aligned with its funding priorities. The next funding opportunity of 2023 will offer $3 million in grants through a competitive application process. The Verdant website provides more details about grant partners, funding guidelines, and the review process.

“The Korean Community Service Center (KCSC) is excited and grateful to receive this award!  We understand how big of an impact this funding will benefit our immigrant community.  Nobody should be in a position where they can’t afford the essentials that they need. The past 1.5 years has been a real eye-opening experience for KCSC as we provide these services and programs to support our community, and we realize that we have a lot of work to do.  We have only scratched the surface,” said, Joomi Kim, the Executive Director of KCSC.

For more information about the online grant application process, to ask questions and share your ideas, contact Leslie Silverman, Interim Director of Community Impact & Grantmaking at Grants@verdanthealth.org or call 425-582-8600.


SOURCE: Verdant Health Commission

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