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Grants applications close on January 31, 2022

The Fresh Hop Group produces the annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival in downtown Yakima each fall after the Hop Harvest. Each November, after the work of producing the festival settles down, a call for funding is issued to local Arts and Science organizations to fund specific projects. With the exception of a small number of funds kept in reserve to assist in launching the following year's festival, all of the festival proceeds are granted to community organizations and projects.


The Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a non-profit organization whose goal is to present one of the country's top 10 beer festivals, celebrate the Yakima Valley's hops, and support Yakima county based arts and science organizations.

2020 Music Program Grant Recipient

2020 Grant Recipient Gilbert Elementary School – Music Program Grant Check delivered by board members David, Terry, Malissa & Davi on 2/25/2020


Apple Valley Elementary and Summitview Elementary kindergarten Classes

Apple Valley Elementary Kindergarten

Apple Valley Elementary School PTO

Apple Valley Elementary/FC

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy

Gendron Ranch Living History Museum

Gilbert Elementary PTA

Highland Highland School

Highland Junior High

Highland School District

La Salle High School of Yakima

Larson Gallery Guild

McAllister Museum of Aviation

Mountainview Elementary

Nob Hill Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

On The Corner at Central Lutheran Church

Rod's House

Sagebrush Hills Film Festival (under the fiscal sponsorship of the Yakima Valley Museum)

South Central Washington STEM Network/Educational Service District 105

Sunrise Outreach Center

The Capitol Theatre Committee (CTC)

The Memorial Foundation on behalf of Children’s Village

The Seasons Music Festival dba The Seasons Performance Hall

Wenas Mammoth Foundation

Yakima Aero Club

Yakima Coffeehouse Poets

Yakima Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol

Yakima Folklife Association

Yakima Maker Space

Yakima Music en Acción (YAMA)

Yakima School District c/o YV-Tech Aerial Vehicle Operation and Design

Yakima Schools Foundation

Yakima Valley Museum

Yakima Valley Rail & Steam Museum Association

Yakima YMCA (YCREW Program)

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The Fresh Hop Group looks to fund Arts and Science based projects for non-profit organizations based in Yakima County.

Typical grants awarded are in the $500 - $2,500 range.  We do not fund scholarships, operating costs or debt costs. Our goal is to fund projects that allow the residents of Yakima County to have access to the arts, music and science based activities.

If you have a question about something you'd like to request funds for, please contact

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We will contact you about volunteering for the 2019 festival.
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