City Funded Human Services

Meeting Dates
Wednesday, September 7 (1-2pm) - Informational Meeting (PowerPoint / Recording)
Monday, October 3, (5:30-7pm) - Orientation (Meeting Video Link)
Monday, October 24 (2-5pm) - Application Review (City Hall & Zoom Webinar)
Thursday, November 10 (2-4pm) - Presentations-Day 1 (City Hall & Zoom Webinar)
Monday, November 14 (2-4pm) - Presentations-Day 2 (City Hall & Zoom Webinar)
Task Force Recommendations (TBD)

City Seeks to Fund Local Human Services Programs
The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking proposals (word or fillable form) to provide funding for local nonprofit organizations to support human services programs in the community during the 2023-2024 funding cycle. A total of $660,000 will be available for distribution through the two-year funding cycle to support selected projects. 

City funds support a range of services related to housing, health, youth programs, elder care, and other human needs. A list of previous awards can be found below.

Members of the Human Services Funding Advisory Task Force (HSFATF), made up of seven citizens and two Councilmember liaisons, review the funding proposals and develop a recommendation that is submitted to the City Council for consideration and approval.

Applicants must be registered as a federally sanctioned nonprofit under 26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(3). Applications must be submitted on the City website by 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 29.

Anyone interested in learning more about the application process are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 7 at 1 p.m. via Zoom: https://bainbridgewa.zoom.us/j/87985961668 or telephone 1-253-215-8782 (Webinar ID: 879 8596 1668). Attendance is not required to apply for funding.  

If you have questions about the RFP, please contact Deputy City Manager Ellen Schroer at eschroer@bainbridgewa.gov.

Committee Purpose

On an annual basis, the City of Bainbridge Island provides significant financial support to local nonprofit organizations to support human services programs in the community.

The City uses a two-year funding cycle to solicit proposals from local non-profits seeking City funding for human services activities that serve the residents of Bainbridge Island.

Members of the Human Services Funding Advisory Task Force review funding proposals and develop a recommendation. This recommendation is submitted to the City Council for consideration and approval.

For more information on the Human Services Funding Advisory Task Force, please visit their webpage.

2022 Funding Cycle

Because of the ongoing complications due to the ongoing pandemic, constraints on City administrative capacity and significant organizational impacts to the non-profit recipient organizations, the City Council extended the current distribution of funds so that funding in the 2022 cycle is applied in a manner that best addresses current and emerging community needs and to get back on schedule with the biannual funding cycle process.

Organization /
Contract
2022
Award
2022
 Report
Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club
  35,000

Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers  10,000
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center  45,000
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation  15,000
Bainbridge Youth Services  51,250
Helpline House  25,500
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Homeownership Program)
  13,000 

Housing Resources Bainbridge (Independent Living Program) 40,000
Island Time Activities (dba Visualize Kitsap) 10,000
Island Volunteer Caregivers 25,000
Kitsap Community Resources (Pending) 22.500
Peacock Family Services 12,500
YWCA of Kitsap County 20,000
Total
324,750


2021 Funding Cycle

Organization /
Contract
2021
Award
2021
Report
Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club 35,000Link
Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers 10,000
Pending
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center 45,000
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation 15,000
Link
Bainbridge Youth Services 51,250
Helpline House 25,500
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Homeownership Program) 13,000
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Independent Living Program) 40,000
Island Time Activities 10,000
Island Volunteer Caregivers 25,000
Kitsap Community Resources 22,500
Pending
Peacock Family Services 12,500
YWCA Kitsap County 20,000
Pending
Total$324,750


2019 to 2020 Funding Cycle

In late 2018, the City of Bainbridge Island issued a Request for Proposals for Human Services Funding. The then Human Services Funding Advisory Committee (now Task Force) developed a funding recommendation for activities in both 2019 and 2020 which the City Council approved on November 28, 2018.

Compilation of 2019 Human Services Annual Reports
Compilation of 2020 Human Services Annual Reports

Organization/
Contract
2019
Report
2019
Award
2020
Report
  2020
Award
Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club
(General Operating Support)
Link 35,000Link 35,000
Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers
(General Operating Support)
Link10,000Link10,000
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center
(General Operating Support)
Link 45,000 45,000
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center
(Bainbridge Resource Network Project)
N/A$ 0$ 10,500
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation
(General Operating Support)
Link14,000 16,000
Bainbridge Youth Services
(General Operating Support)
Link 51,250 51,250
Helpline House
(Community Mental Health Program)
Link 23,000Link 28,000
Housing Resources Bainbridge
(Homeownership Program)
Link 12,000 14,000
Housing Resources Bainbridge
(Independent Living Program)
Link36,00044,000
Island Time Activities
(General Operating Support)
Link 10,000
 10,000
Island Volunteer Caregivers
(General Operating Support)
Link25,000
 25,000
Kitsap Community Resources
(General Operating Support)
Link 21,000
 24,000
Peacock Family Services
(Tuition Assistance Program)
Link12,500
 12,500
YWCA of Kitsap County
(Domestic Violence Support Services)
Link 20,000
 20,000
Total 
314,750
345,250  


Community Needs Assessment

In 2016, the City commissioned a community needs assessment to inform the City’s funding for human services (PDF).

2017 to 2018 Funding Cycle

In late 2016, the City of Bainbridge Island issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2017-18 Human Services Funding (PDF). The Human Services Funding Advisory Committee developed a funding recommendation (PDF) which the City Council approved on December 13, 2016.

The City also developed a report to capture feedback on the 2017-18 award process (PDF).

These reports listed below present outcomes and status for each of the two-year funding cycles. A summary of 2017 key results is also available here.

Organization/
Proposal
2017
 Report
2017 
 Award 
2018
Report
2018 
 Award
Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers - Support Services (PDF)22,000Link22,000
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center (PDF)
19,500Link19,500
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation (PDF)
13,500
Link
14,500
Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island (PDF)
36,500
Link
36,500
Bainbridge Youth Services (PDF)
51,500
Link
53,500
Helpline (PDF)
21,500
Link
22,500
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Home Finding) (PDF)
14,500Link15,500
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Independent Living) (PDF)
49,500Link53,500
Island Volunteer Caregivers (PDF)


25,500Link25,500
Kitsap Community Resources (PDF)
31,500
Link
32,500
Smile Partners (PDF)
10,500
N/A
11,500
YWCA Kitsap County (PDF)
28,500
Link
  28,500
Total Requested
$324,500
$335,500