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Verdant gives $2.3 million to community organizations

The Verdant Health Commission recently approved more than $2.3 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations to support community health through its recent competitive application process.

The requests granted by the Verdant Board of Commissioners will support 11 different multi-year projects or programs run by 10 different nonprofits.

The following grants were approved, with annual budget listed:

Organization Program Name Annual Budget
Center for Human Services Youth Counseling Program at Edmonds School District $350,000
Cocoon House Host Homes $150,000
Concern for Neighbors Foodbank Supplemental Food $15,000
Edmonds College Foundation Mental Health Expansion $240,629
Edmonds School District Family Resource Advocate Program $200,000
Lahai Health Dental Program $395,000
Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI) Promotora Program $88,800
Project Access Northwest Specialty Care for Low-income Population $175,000
Therapeutic Health Services Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Health Program at Edmonds School District $323,160
University of Washington Bothell Mental Health Matters $139,652
Washington Kids in Transition Distribution Center $125,000
Washington Kids in Transition Supporting Housing and Utility Needs Assistance for Homeless and Low-income Students in Edmonds School District $125,000
Total $2,327,241

“The Verdant Commissioners are pleased to award funds for this critical work,” said Commissioner Deana Knutsen, who chairs the Program Committee of the Board. “A number of these grants help to protect vulnerable populations from adverse health outcomes, and we recognize the need in this area is significant. These resources will make a real difference to many families and individuals in the South Snohomish County community”

This is Verdant’s second round of approved grants in 2022 for its multi-year health programs. The next window for grant applications to be submitted is July 11-22, 2022.  In addition to multi-year health program and project applications, Verdant continues to consider requests for funding that are in response to COVID-19 emergency needs. Additional information can be found on Verdant’s website: .

Contact Zoe Reese, Director of Community Impact & Grantmaking to discuss ideas that organizations are considering. To reach Zoe, email 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.