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


Yakima Area Arboretum


Capitol Theatre

Yakima Maker Space

Yakima Valley Museum

Wenas Mammoth Foundation

On The Corner @ Central Lutheran Church

Downtown Association of Yakima

Yakima Coffeehouse Poets

Larson Gallery Guild

The Seasons Music Festival

Yakima Music en Accion (YAMA)

St. Joseph Marquette Catholic School

Tieton Arts & Humanities

ESD 105 - South Central Washington STEM

Grant Application

Grant Application
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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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