Current Opportunities

Although we don’t follow a regular funding cycle, we periodically make targeted grants across the state to test and learn from promising practices. Here is what we are funding currently:

As of April 20, 2020, we are accepting applications for funding through the Washington State Student and Youth Homelessness COVID-19 Response Fund.

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2020 Washington Youth & Families Fund Service Grants

Proposals were due to Building Changes in September 2019. Funding awards will be announced in January 2020. 


Approximately $3 million is available to social service providers, local tribes and/or community centers in Washington State outside of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties to support families and youth and young adults.

Culturally Specific Organizations or smaller organizations led and staffed by persons of color that primarily serve communities of color are encouraged to apply. Those interested in implementing the models outlined in our Request for Proposals 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.

We will allocate up to $1,520,000 to be used for up to three years to test innovative strategies identified by the community that can complement, strengthen, and adapt Rapid Re-Housing to better serve high-barrier families, by providing flexible assistance and culturally enhanced services.

We will allocate up to $1,520,000 to be used for up to three years to test Critical Transition Coaching as an innovative strategy that ensures no youth or young adult is discharged from a public facility into homelessness.

RFP/Application documents:

RFP for Families RFP for Youth & Young Adults
pdfRFP Guidelines - Families pdfRFP Guidelines - YYA
docxApplication - Families docxApplication - YYA
xlsxBudget Worksheet xlsxBudget Worksheet
pdfFAQ - Families pdfFAQ - YYA (updated 8/30/19)
pdfQ&A Slides - Families pdfQ&A Slides - YYA