Challenge Programs: Challenge Grants

Period of Performance

12/1/2009 - 7/31/2016

Funding Totals (matching)

$500,000.00 (approved)
$500,000.00 (offered)
$494,962.00 (awarded)

Ensuring A Future For Yakima Valley's Heritage

FAIN: CH-50837-11

Yakima Valley Museum and Historical Association (Yakima, WA 98902-3766)
John A. Baule (Project Director: May 2010 to March 2014)
Cynthia Wells (Project Director: March 2014 to June 2014)
John A. Baule (Project Director: June 2014 to February 2017)

Endowment for humanities exhibitions and programs.

The Yakima Valley Museum is embarking on a $2,000,000 fund development drive to add $80,000 to its annual revenue stream for the support of its humanities staff and the exhibits and programs these staff members produce. The Yakima Valley Museum is a regional AAM-accredited museum with important collections and a commitment to serving a diverse population in a relatively rural location. It is the only professional organization in the region with an emphasis on collection and interpretation. It is privately supported and has enjoyed significant philanthropy for both its capital needs and its operations. The current initiative is to ensure the public has access to, and opportunities to learn from, its collections and programs in the humanities by continuing to be able to tell the stories of the Yakima Valley and its diverse peoples.