Yakima Valley Community Foundation



The Yakima Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) began operating as a certified nonprofit organization in December, 2004. Initial funding (approximately $8,000,000) was provided by the Sisters of Providence.


When the Sisters made the decision to sell Providence Yakima Medical Center and Providence Toppenish Hospital, they contributed all assets of Providence Health Foundation to this new, independent foundation to support the well being of Yakima Valley residents.



The purchaser of the hospitals, Health Management Associates, pledged an additional $10,000,000, payable over ten years.


Web Address

www.yvcf.com

Social Media Links

Twitter - @yakimavalleycf

Community Foundation Background


  

Recent News from Yakima Valley Community Foundation


Astria Health timeline
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

March 2016: The Yakima Valley Community Foundation sues over the sale, and later reaches an undisclosed settlement. The organization sued...more

Sharon Miracle, Yakima Valley Community Foundation
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

In 2019, Sharon Miracle completed her first year as president and CEO of the Yakima Valley Community foundation, having moved into the role...more

Sharon Miracle, Yakima Valley Community Foundation
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

“Good intentions and decisions based on old models of leadership and philanthropy just aren't making the impact desired. Philanthropic...more

Lyft donates free rides to help Yakima residents access healthcare
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

The ride share service is giving those free ride vouchers — for up to $10 — to the Yakima Valley Community Foundation. "We are, in turn, going...more

Lyft arrives in Yakima
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

31, Lyft will donate one ride (up to $10 value per ride) to the Yakima Valley Community Foundation. The Foundation will be using the donated rides...more

$1.83 million in grants go to education, health in Yakima Valley
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

In 2018, the Yakima Valley Community Foundation awarded $3.2 million to more than 150 charitable organizations in the Yakima Valley. For...more

$100000 Habitat grant will help families become homeowners
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

A $100,000 grant from the Yakima Valley Community Foundation to Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity will assist families in...more

New Research Details Effects of 'Silver Tsunami' on Local Economies and What To Do About It
Foundation: Whatcom Community Foundation, Yakima Valley Community Foundation

This data, gathered in partnership with and commissioned by the Whatcom Community Foundation, shows the vulnerability of...more

Central Washington nonprofits gathering this week at Yakima Convention Center
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Launched in 2014 through a partnership between Washington Nonprofits and the Yakima Valley Community Foundation, the Central...more

New leader Sharon Miracle has big ambitions for Yakima Valley Community Foundation
Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation

The new president and CEO of the Yakima Valley Community Foundation has ... As head of the community foundation, Miracle will oversee about...more

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