Building Changes makes funding available in Washington State to test and learn from promising practices. We are able to do this through state allocations made to the Washington Youth & Families Fund (WYFF) and private investments. To receive notifications about future WYFF funding opportunities, sign up here.
New Statewide Funding Opportunities through WYFF: Proposals due March 4, 2024
Q&A Session Recording for Projects Serving Youth & Young Adults (see below)
Q&A Session Recording for Projects Serving Families (see below)
Building Changes is pleased to make available approximately $3.9 million through two Requests for Proposals—one for projects serving families and one for projects serving youth and young adults. Eligible applicants include nonprofit community or neighborhood-based organizations, regional and statewide nonprofit housing assistance organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, local housing authorities, and public development authorities in Washington State. Building Changes will provide funding, technical assistance, and capacity building support for up to three years per project.
Culturally-specific organizations or smaller organizations led and staffed by persons of color that primarily serve communities of color are encouraged to apply, even if not currently delivering homeless and housing services. If selected as a grantee, Building Changes will provide training and technical assistance.
Projects Serving Families: Approximately $1,975,000 in grants will fund projects that specifically support Black, Indigenous, and People of the Global Majority (BIPOGM) immigrant and refugee families in Washington State at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to foster housing stability through strategies that include trauma recovery and healing services, flexible funding, and equitable access to health services. We believe that housing and healing services are interconnected. Therefore, they must both be taken into consideration to fully support BIPOGM immigrant and refugee families.
Projects Serving Youth & Young Adults: Approximately $1,975,000 in grants will fund programs that support young people to gain safe and stable housing as they exit juvenile detention facilities. Coaches will support young people with discharge planning, housing options, educational opportunities, and financial assistance. By funding programs centered around holistic coaching services, we hope to support young people who leave systems of care so they’re equipped with the tools and support they need to live independently and to thrive.