Yakima Valley Community Foundation
The Yakima Valley Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization with a mission to connect people, resources and ideas so people and communities thrive.
The region served by their community foundation is the Yakima Valley which is rich in natural resources and diverse cultures all with a strong reliance on the land and water for economic prosperity and survival. The Valley is located in the heart of rural Central Washington with significant agriculture, protected forests and tribal lands- all ancestral land of the people of the Yakama Nation.
Over time, cultural and economic divisions have developed as a result of disparities in access to opportunities shaped by intentional and unintentional racism, bias, oppression and historical trauma. Inequities are apparent in their institutions, neighborhoods, their schools, their health and their perceptions and interactions with each other.
They believe that people in their Valley should have equitable access to opportunity and when equity is addressed their community will be stronger economically, healthier phyically and mentally, and better prepared educationally to meet the challeges they face.See more