Sponsorship Opportunities

2024 YAKIMA PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE

Introductions

About Yakima Pride

Yakima Pride is run solely by committed volunteers from around the Yakima Valley. Our funding comes through donations, grants, and sponsorship. Yakima Pride is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Our Mission

Driving positive change for the LGBTQ+ community in the Yakima Valley and Central Washington by educating, elevating, honoring, and celebrating through transformative cultural experiences, powerful advocacy, and a commitment to a brighter future.

Join Us in Driving Positive Change!

At Yakima Pride, we're on a mission to transform our community through education, advocacy, and celebration. Our commitment to driving positive change for the LGBTQ+ community in the Yakima Valley and Central Washington is unwavering. And we need your support to make it happen!

Why Sponsor Yakima Pride?

Drive Impact: Your sponsorship directly contributes to transformative cultural experiences, powerful advocacy, and a brighter future for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies in our region.

Stand for Equality: By sponsoring Yakima Pride, you're standing up against discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. You're championing equal rights and opportunities for all.

🔥 Break Barriers: Together, we're dismantling systemic and societal hurdles that obstruct LGBTQ+ progress. Your support helps pave the way for full inclusion and acceptance in our community.

🎨 Celebrate Diversity: Yakima Pride is more than just an event – it's a celebration of the rich mosaic of LGBTQ+ identities. Your sponsorship ensures that these voices are amplified through arts, culture, and powerful advocacy.

Celebrate With Us!

Join us in shaping a brighter, more inclusive future at the 5th Annual Yakima Pride Festival & Parade. As we gear up to celebrate love, equality, and diversity, your sponsorship is not just an investment—it's an emblem of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in the Yakima Valley and Central Washington.

With your generous support, we can continue to champion LGBTQ+ voices, dismantle barriers, and foster unity. Your sponsorship enables us to host the largest Pride celebration in the region, ensuring it remains a free and welcoming space for all. Together, we amplify authenticity and celebrate the unique identities that enrich our community.

Your partnership isn't just about visibility—it's about impact. By standing with us, you affirm the worth and dignity of every individual, regardless of who they love or how they identify. Together, let's create a future where everyone feels loved, accepted, and celebrated for who they are.

 Ready to Make an Impact? 

Explore our exciting 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities and join us in driving positive change for the LGBTQ+ community in Central Washington. Together, let's create a world where diversity is cherished, equality reigns, and voices soar!

Sponsorship Opportunities

 Levels & Benefits 

2024 YAKIMA PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE

GILBERT BAKER

$20,000+

  Availability is limited to 1 Sponsor! 

Use of "BUSINESS NAME Presents: Yakima Pride Festival & Parade " Sponsor Branding!

  • Use of "BUSINESS NAME Presents: Yakima Pride Festival & Parade " Sponsor Branding
  • Official Yakima Pride Festival After Party Sponsor Branding!
  • Entry into Official Yakima Pride After Party - 8 VIP TICKETS
  • Stage Time to Speak at Festival
  • Complimentary Festival Booth up 10'x40' or 20'x20'** (Choice of Placement, incudes optional tent and power)
  • Early Access - Festival Grounds
  • Festival Booth includes one (1) 8' table and two (2) chairs
  • Sponsor Provided Advertisement (Digital Display at festival)
  • Logo on Official Volunteer T-Shirts*
  • Logo on Official Event Promotional Poster
  • Logo/Name Publication (Yakima Herald-Republic, Seattle Gay News, etc.)
  • Sponsor Recognition in Event Communications (Included in all event communications leading up to the festival)
  • (1) Banner Display Opportunity on Festival Grounds (3'x8' Banner Space, Banner provided by sponsor)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride Main Stage (Digital Display at festival, based on level)
  • Verbal Sponsor Announcement (festival)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride website(with click through)
  • Social Media Recognition & Acknowlegement (Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, etc)

LIFE

$15,000

  Availability is limited to 1 sponsor! 

Pride Main Stage Sponsor Branding!

  • Pride Main Stage Sponsor Branding!
  • Entry into Official Yakima Pride After Party - 6 VIP TICKETS
  • Stage Time to Speak at Festival
  • (2) Complimentary 10'x10' Festival Booths** (Best Placement, includes power if needed)
  • Early Access - Festival Grounds
  • Festival Booth includes one (1) 8' table and two (2) chairs
  • Sponsor Provided Advertisement (Digital Display at festival)
  • Logo on Official Volunteer T-Shirts*
  • Logo on Official Event Promotional Poster
  • Logo/Name Publication (Yakima Herald-Republic, Seattle Gay News, etc.)
  • Sponsor Recognition in Event Communications (Included in all event communications leading up to the festival)
  • (1) Banner Display Opportunity on Festival Grounds (3'x8' Banner Space, Banner provided by sponsor)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride Main Stage (Digital Display at festival, based on level)
  • Verbal Sponsor Announcement (festival)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride website(with click through)
  • Social Media Recognition & Acknowlegement (Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, etc)

HEALING

$10,000

 Availability is limited to 1 sponsor! 

Pride Parade Sponsor Branding!

  • Pride Parade Sponsor Branding!
  • Entry into Official Yakima Pride After Party - 4 VIP TICKETS
  • Stage Time to Speak at Festival
  • (2) Complimentary 10'x10' Festival Booths** (Best Placement, includes power if needed)
  • Early Access - Festival Grounds
  • Festival Booth includes one (1) 8' table and two (2) chairs
  • Sponsor Provided Advertisement (Digital Display at festival)
  • Logo on Official Volunteer T-Shirts*
  • Logo on Official Event Promotional Poster
  • Logo/Name Publication (Yakima Herald-Republic, Seattle Gay News, etc.)
  • Sponsor Recognition in Event Communications (Included in all event communications leading up to the festival)
  • (1) Banner Display Opportunity on Festival Grounds (3'x8' Banner Space, Banner provided by sponsor)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride Main Stage (Digital Display at festival, based on level)
  • Verbal Sponsor Announcement (festival)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride website(with click through)
  • Social Media Recognition & Acknowlegement (Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, etc)

SUNLIGHT

$7,500

 Availability is limited to 1 sponsor!  

Family Kids Zone Sponsor Branding!

  • Family Kids Zone Sponsor Branding!
  • Entry into Official Yakima Pride After Party - 2 VIP Tickets
  • Stage Time to Speak at Festival
  • Complimentary 10'x10' Festival Booth** (Best Placement, includes power if needed)
  • Early Access - Festival Grounds
  • Festival Booth includes one (1) 8' table and two (2) chairs
  • Sponsor Provided Advertisement (Digital Display at festival)
  • Logo on Official Volunteer T-Shirts*
  • Logo on Official Event Promotional Poster
  • Logo/Name Publication (Yakima Herald-Republic, Seattle Gay News, etc.)
  • Sponsor Recognition in Event Communications (Included in all event communications leading up to the festival)
  • (1) Banner Display Opportunity on Festival Grounds (3'x8' Banner Space, Banner provided by sponsor)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride Main Stage (Digital Display at festival, based on level)
  • Verbal Sponsor Announcement (festival)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride website(with click through)
  • Social Media Recognition & Acknowlegement (Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, etc)

NATURE

$5,000

Official "Pride After Party" Sponsor Branding!

  • Official Yakima Pride After Party Sponsor Branding!
  • Entry into Official Yakima Pride After Party - 2 VIP Tickets
  • Complimentary 10'x10' Festival Booth** (Better Placement, includes power if needed)
  • Early Access - Festival Grounds
  • Festival Booth includes one (1) 8' table and two (2) chairs
  • Logo on Official Volunteer T-Shirts*
  • Logo on Official Event Promotional Poster
  • Logo/Name Publication (Yakima Herald-Republic, Seattle Gay News, etc.)
  • Sponsor Recognition in Event Communications (Included in all event communications leading up to the festival)
  • (1) Banner Display Opportunity on Festival Grounds (3'x8' Banner Space, Banner provided by sponsor)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride Main Stage (Digital Display at festival, based on level)
  • Verbal Sponsor Announcement (festival)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride website(with click through)
  • Social Media Recognition & Acknowlegement (Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, etc)

MAGIC

$2,500

  • Complimentary 10'x10' Festival Booth** (General Placement)
  • Early Access - Festival Grounds
  • Festival Booth includes one (1) 8' table and two (2) chairs
  • (1) Banner Display Opportunity on Festival Grounds (3'x8' Banner Space, Banner provided by sponsor)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride Main Stage (Digital Display at festival, based on level)
  • Verbal Sponsor Announcement (festival)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride website(with click through)
  • Social Media Recognition & Acknowlegement (Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, etc)

SERENITY

$1,000

  • Complimentary 10'x10' Festival Booth** (General Placement)
  • Festival Booth includes one (1) 8' table and two (2) chairs
  • Name on Yakima Pride Main Stage (Digital Display at festival, based on level)
  • Verbal Sponsor Announcement (festival)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride website(with click through)
  • Social Media Recognition & Acknowlegement (Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, etc)

SPIRIT

$500

  • Complimentary 10'x10' Festival Booth** (General Placement)
  • Verbal Sponsor Announcement (festival)
  • Logo on Yakima Pride website(with click through)
  • Social Media Recognition & Acknowlegement (Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Bluesky, etc)

Thank you for your consideration.

By securing your sponsorship level, you'll be joining an incredible list of past sponsors who have made a significant impact on our event and the lives of those we serve.

Your support will help us continue to create memorable experiences, amplify important voices, and foster a culture of inclusivity and celebration. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of something truly special. Secure your sponsorship level today and stand alongside us in making a positive difference.

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities (web).pdf

Printable PDF document for your convenience. If you have any questions, please reach out:

hello@yakimapride.org

(509) 426-7799 txt/voicemail

2023 Official Sponsors

Yakima Pride Logo of a rainbow colored apple with one leaf

Pride wasn't born out of glitter and parades. In 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York, police raided patrons – a common occurrence fueled by prejudice. But that night, unlike others, ignited a rebellion. Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and countless others fought back, sparking the Stonewall Riots and launching the modern LGBTQ rights movement.

The fight continued. Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US, championed equality alongside visionary designer Gilbert Baker. In 1978, the Rainbow Pride Flag debuted, its vibrant stripes a powerful symbol of unity and hope for the LGBTQ community.

Today, Pride celebrations are a global phenomenon, a joyous declaration of existence and love. Yet, the fight for full equality persists. Discrimination, violence, and lack of representation still plague LGBTQ+ lives. Pride remains a powerful act of defiance, but it's also a call to action. We must strive for a world where LGBTQ+ individuals can thrive, not just survive, a world where the colors of Pride represent not just celebration, but full acceptance.

To learn how you can support Yakima Pride through sponsorship and donations, please visit:

WWW.YAKIMAPRIDE.ORG

Yakima Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 

About Gilbert Baker

CREATOR OF THE LGBTQ+ RAINBOW FLAG

1978. 8 Color Flag
COLOR MEANINGS 

Born with eight colors, the original rainbow flag carried specific meanings for each, as designed by Gilbert Baker. However, the iconic six-stripe version we know today arose not from symbolism, but practicality.


Following the assassination of Harvey Milk in 1978, demand for the flag surged. Finding hot-pink fabric proved difficult, so Baker's employer, Paramount Flag Company, offered a seven-stripe version using readily available rainbow fabric.

1979. 6 Color Flag
COLOR MEANINGS 

In 1979, another adaptation was needed. When hung vertically on San Francisco's lampposts, the central stripe vanished behind the post. To solve this, the flag was redesigned with an even number of stripes, resulting in the six-color version celebrated today: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.