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:


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2018 Washington Youth & Families Fund Service Grants

Proposals were due to Building Changes in October 2017. Funding awards were announced in May 2018.

Available Funding: Approximately $3 million in funding for housing and social service agencies in Washington state in support of cross-system collaborations to improve housing outcomes for youth and young adults and/or families experiencing homelessness. Funding from Building Changes will be provided for up to three years per award. 

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits, local tribes, housing authorities, and/or community-based organizations outside of King County for youth and young adult focused services, and outside of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties for family focused services.

Goal: Our grantmaking strategy has four primary objectives: 1) Improve outcomes for families and youth experiencing homelessness; 2) Create a tailored response to the geographic area the grant intends to serve; 3) Foster cross-agency and cross-sector partnerships; and 4) Address disparities where they exist. Specifically, we are interested in supporting activities and interventions that achieve the target outcome goals of increasing exits to permanent housing, reducing the length of time homeless, and reducing the rate of returns to homelessness for youth and young adults and/or families in all racial and ethnic groups.

RFP/Application documents:

pdfDownload RFP Guidelines
docxDownload Application
xlsxDownload Budget Worksheet
pdfDownload First Round Scoring Rubric
pdfDownload RFP Frequently Asked Questions
pdfDownload Q&A PowerPoint Slides