Each year the City of Snoqualmie, which does not have a health and social services department, allocates approximately 1% of its general fund budget to local nonprofit agencies that provide those services to Snoqualmie Valley children, seniors, individuals and families in need.
This year the city council approved allocating $169,000 to various local nonprofits. In the fall, nonprofit groups were invited to submit applications for this funding. The city’s Human Services committee then evaluated the applications and recommended the allocations using an established scoring criteria.
“The State Legislature gives a very focused mandate to Washington cities, requiring that we attend to the health, safety and welfare of our citizens,” said Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. “Given that Snoqualmie lacks a department of social and health services, we are very pleased to have many strong local partners that can assist the City in more effectively meeting this mandate.”
These nonprofits will receive funding in 2018:
- Friends of Youth
- Mamma’s Hands
- Mt. Si Senior Center
- Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
- Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank
- Sno-Valley Indoor Playground
- Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Two Rivers School