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