Who We Serve

Verdant exists in this community because of and for our residents. The community includes almost 190,000 people who live in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway, and portions of Bothell and unincorporated Snohomish County. In our role as Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County (PHD2), we have been supporting this community since 1962. We are a community that is both aging and growing more diverse, and these needs and many others help drive our work and investments so we can provide the greatest impact.

Did you know, in South Snohomish County:

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of residents in PHD2 report that they are limited in activities because of physical, emotional, or mental problems*
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of adults are obese or overweight*
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of 10th graders reported feeling nervous or anxious+
people who reside in PHD2**

“The whole experience was the highlight and joy of 2021. A very effective outreach; great program & great people, it doesn’t get better than that.”

– Marissa, Verdant-funded Senior Tech Connect Participant

Verdant by the numbers

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Grant funds distributed by Verdant in 2021
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Organizations that received grant funds from Verdant in 2020
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Food items distributed at pop-up pantries and weekend meal kits by Foundation for Edmonds School District using a grant from Verdant in 2021
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Classes and series offered by Verdant in 2021
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Fruit & vegetable vouchers distributed to food insecure residents in 2018
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COVID-19 vaccines administered by Seattle Visiting Nurse Association, South County Fire, and Medical Teams International with support and outreach by Verdant and other partners
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Uninsured and underinsured patients connected to free specialty medical care by Project Access Northwest during the pandemic with the help of Verdant grant funds
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Households served with emergency shelter through a Verdant grant by the YWCA during a 3-month period in 2021. The annual goal is to serve 60 families

Who We Fund

Verdant funds organizations small and large, making a difference for our residents. This can include non-profits, for-profits, and government organizations if the program supports the social determinants of health through the priority areas established by our Board of Commissioners, serves the residents of PHD2, and meets our eligibility criteria. With more grant applicants than we can fund, it isn’t an easy job for our commissioners to decide which organizations to fund. That is why every time we see one of our grant recipients succeed, we can’t help but be excited for their contribution to the community.

Community Grants & Funding
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Mobile Manna/Moving From Surviving to Thriving

Grantee: Millennia Ministries

The need:

The BIPOC communities face multiple issues such as poverty and hunger. Many individuals in the communities suffer issues such as job loss, affordable housing and transportation, valuable education, and access to healthcare, all of which were made more difficult by the pandemic.

Many individuals don’t know where to go to fulfill their needs of hunger, poverty, and other basic needs. Language barriers are another challenge that face some BIPOC.

Without strategies to assist these needs, food insecurity and poverty will continue to grow.

The solution:

Millennia Ministries oversee their clients on what basic needs they lack. Whether it be food insecurity, poverty, or housing stability; Millennia Ministries is able to provide services such as grocery delivery, financial assistance, and housing advising.

They also go beyond providing basic assistance by teaching about budgeting, employability, mental health, and much more.

Millennia Ministries have their clients come back and volunteer to assist new clients through the programs and services.

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LETI Screening and Programming

Grantee: Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI)

The need:
There are many first- and second-generation Latino families and individuals in South Snohomish County who face many barriers in daily life that inhibit them from addressing their needs, including those associated with health and well-being.

These underrepresented communities often don’t know how to approach health issues or who to reach out to about their concerns.

These communities will often neglect their physical health, mental health, nutritional needs, and social needs simply because they are not prepared for an infrastructure that was not created for them.

The solution:
LETI conducts basic need screening during intake with clients, which helps identify if an individual or family has needs related to healthcare, including behavioral health and dental care.

Through this screening they are able to provide referrals to community resources and help them get pass some of the barriers inhibiting them.

LETI is also able to refer people to some of their own educational programs that address prominent issues within these communities.

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News & Updates

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front door of Verdant community wellness center sign

For the Media

We look forward to assisting members of the public and news media outlets with inquiries and stories about the successes we are seeing in our community.

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