The Fresh Hop Group produces the annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival in downtown Yakima each fall after the Hop Harvest. The Fresh Hop Group's mission with the festival is to produce one of the best beer festivals in the country while contributing to the local community's well being by supporting Arts and Science endeavors. 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 amount 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. Grants are due by January 1st and funding decisions made and presented to the public in March.

Request A Grant

Grant requests will be accepted until Wednesday, January 1st. The Grant committee will notify winners by February 2020.

If your project is funded, the Fresh Hop Group will produce a grant agreement for you that will include a requirement for you to report your project’s progress at an agreed upon timetable and agreed upon process of how you will promote the Fresh Hop Group’s support of your project.