WVC Foundation receives grant to address student and youth homelessness

June 22, 2020

Media Contact:
Rachel Evey, WVC Foundation executive director, 509-682-6415
Libby Siebens, WVC community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation received a $19,268 grant from the Washington State Student and Youth Homelessness COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund is a partnership between Building Changes and the Raikes Foundation.

The foundation will use the grant to address the changing needs of WVC students including housing, food, basic needs, technology, and childcare.

“We are extremely grateful for the grant from the Washington State Student and Youth Homelessness COVID-19 Response Fund,” said WVC Foundation Executive Director Rachel Evey. “Though WVC received significant federal funds, there is a large population of students that were ineligible. Through the Response Fund's support, we are able to serve more WVC students equitably and inclusively.”

To help the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation and support more WVC students in need, visit wvc.edu/Give.


The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. It exists to build relationships between the community and the college and raise financial support for Wenatchee Valley College students, programs, faculty and staff, as well as special projects such as building campaigns like the Music and Art Center. For information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship or include the WVC Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at http://www.wvc.edu/foundation.

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