City Funded Human Services

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 Committee (HSFAC) 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 Committee, please visit their webpage.

2019 to 2020 Funding Cycle

The City of Bainbridge Island issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Human Services Funding. This will be a two-year award cycle, and the City will consider funding for activities in both 2019 and 2020.  

Important Dates

Thursday, August 30 (10am) - Preapplication Application Session for Interested Applicants
Monday, September 17 (5pm) - HSF Committee Orientation
Friday, September 28 - Application Deadline (no later than 4pm)
Wednesday, October 10 (5pm) - HSF Review Meeting #1
Monday, October 15 (5pm) - Proposal Presentations
Monday, October 22 (5pm) -  HSFAC Funding Recommendation
Tuesday, December 11 - City Council Approval of 2019-20 HSF Award
December (TBD) - Notify Applicants

*All meetings will be held at City Hall, 280 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA*

2019-2020 Funding Recommendation
The Human Services Funding Advisory Committee has developed a 2019-2020 funding recommendation that will be considered for approval by the City Council.

Organization/Proposal Requested Amount   2-Year
  % of 
Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club
(General Operating Support)
$ 90,000$ 70,00078%
Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers
(General Operating Support)
$ 60,000$ 20,00033%
Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers
(Little Red Schoolhouse Capital Project)
$ 20,000-0-0%
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center
(General Operating Support)
$ 130,000$ 90,00069%
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center
(Bainbridge Resource Network Project)
$ 10,500$ 10,500100%
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation
(General Operating Support)
$ 31,200$ 30,00096%
Bainbridge Youth Services
(General Operating Support)
$ 170,000$102,25060%
Friends of the Farm and Bainbridge Prepares - Joint Proposal
(Bainbridge Island Forest Program)
Helpline House
(Community Mental Health Program)
$ 65,000$ 51,00078%
Housing Resources Bainbridge
(Homeownership Program)
$ 53,300$ 26,00049%
Housing Resources Bainbridge
(Independent Living Program)
$162,325$ 80,00049%
Island Time Activities
(General Operating Support)
$ 50,000$ 20,00040%
Island Volunteer Caregivers
(General Operating Support)
$ 56,000$ 50,00089%
Kitsap Community Resources
(General Operating Support)
$132,000$ 45,00034%
Peacock Family Services
(Tuition Assistance Program)
$ 30,000$ 25,00083%
Raising Resilience - formerly Bainbridge Coalition for Youth and Parents
(General Operating Support)
$ 30,000-0-0%
The Tyler Moniz Project
(Bainbridge Coffee Oasis)
YWCA of Kitsap County
(Domestic Violence Support Services)
$100,800$ 40,00040%
Total Requested$1,400.018$660,000 

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).

Mid-cycle status reports have been provided by funding recipients and are available here.

These reports present outcomes and status for the first year of funding (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017). A summary of key results is also available here.

Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers - Support Services (PDF)$ 32,650$22,000$ 32,650$22,000
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center (PDF)$ 55,000$19,500$ 55,000$19,500
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation (PDF)$ 15,000$13,500$ 16,000$14,500
Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island (PDF)$ 50,000$36,500$ 50,000$36,500
Bainbridge Youth Services (PDF)$ 73,000$51,500$ 75,700$53,500
Helpline (PDF)$ 41,000$21,500$ 43,000$22,500
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Home Finding) (PDF)$ 23,500$14,500$ 25,000$15,500
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Independent Living) (PDF)$ 65,000$49,500$ 70,000$53,500
Island Volunteer Caregivers (PDF)$ 29,500$25,500$ 29,500$25,500
Kitsap Community Resources (PDF)$ 64,000$31,500$ 66,000$32,500
Smile Partners (PDF)$ 12,000$10,500$ 13,200$11,500
YWCA Kitsap County (PDF) $ 86,215$28,500$ 85,715$28,500
Total Requested$611,420$324,500 $619,665$335,500

2016 Funding Cycle and Final Reports

Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers Services (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 58,560$ 32,650
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 15,000$ 13,150
Bainbridge Youth Services (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 90,000$ 54,150
Boys and Girls Club of BI (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 50,000$ 46,650
Hope House (PDF)
$ 6,000$ 6,000
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Home Finding) (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 20,000$ 20,000
Housing Resources Bainbridge (Independent Living) (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 50,000$ 50,000
Island Volunteer Caregivers (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 29,500$ 29,500
Kitsap Community Resources (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 52,750$ 36,500
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center (PDF)Report (PDF)$ 45,194$ 27,000
Washington Smile Partners (PDF)Report (PDF) $ 14,400$ 14,400
Total Requested
$431,404 $303,000