Background and approach
In 2018, SOWA implemented the first round of BSK funding and supports. We partnered with 32 organizations that provide access to consistent, high-quality, and culturally relevant summer and afterschool programming, infusing more than $12 million to underserved communities across King County.
SOWA is now leading and implementing the next cycle of funding through the BSK Expanded Learning Initiative. Approximately $15,950,000 will be invested over 3 years as we continue the two funding models from the first levy—BIPOC-Led Organizations and Place-Based Collaboratives. Learn more about the funding models.
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About the grantees
This funding opportunity is for expanded learning programs operating in King County that serve young people (ages 5-13) who are BIPOC and/or living in poverty. The following types of small nonprofits and community-based organizations were encouraged to submit proposals:
- Nonprofit, religious, and community-based organizations
- Tribes and tribal organizations
- Public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County
- Licensed school-age care providers
Expanded learning programs offer a range of experiences and support including educational enrichment, cultural and social development activities, recreation, physical activity and health promotion, visual and performing arts, tutoring and homework services, and leadership skills.