Partnership Opportunities

Our growing annual Yakima Pride Festival & Parade is just around the corner and we need your love and support. ❤️

Hello and welcome!

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to present a very real and unique opportunity to participate in this joyous LGBTQ+ celebration by becoming an official sponsor of Yakima Pride. Supporting Yakima Pride, with your generous donation, will significantly offset the cost of our annual festival and parade. We believe that our success is linked directly to the success of our LGBTQ+ business partners. We are excited to present our plans for the 2019 Yakima Pride Festival, and with the help of your valued contribution, we are aiming to raise $8,000 to support our continuous development of Yakima Pride's festival and events. These events are well-attended by leaders in the LGBTQ+, entertainment and philanthropic communities, board members and major donors. These social events afford guests the opportunity to learn more about Yakima Pride's work in an intimate environment. Sponsorship levels start at $100.

Yakima Pride will work with you to create a sponsorship package that is tailored to meet your needs and budget. For more information about our events or our sponsorship program, please contact sponsor@yakimapride.org or call (509) 818-0699.

Meeting this goal is vitally important to bring about these beneficial results of building a solid foundation to continue Yakima Pride's community involvement, youth outreach programs, and to ensure the growth of Yakima's only LGBTQ+ Pride Festival.

We believe it is important to have dreams, our long term dream is to be Central Washington's Pride Festival by giving recognition to Yakima's LGBTQ+ community and adding one more amazing event for the community to share & experience, therefore we are asking for your much-needed help.

Why Sponsor

In addition to putting on Yakima's largest LGBT event, Yakima Pride delivers vital LGBT community-focused education, advocacy, and organizing year-round. Our programs help build community for youth, seniors, women, communities of color, and others while building LGBTQ+ leadership capacity.

Yakima Pride strives to one day be one of the most philanthropic pride celebrations in Central Washington. With funds raised through annual festival revenue, grants, and through the generosity of dedicated donors we seek to advance our mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally and nationally, and globally. We have funded not only our own education and advocacy programming but also contributed to LGBTQ-serving programming that seeks to strengthen the LGBTQ community.

At Yakima Pride, we have committed to:

  • Distinguishing Yakima Pride as an organization that is worthy of investment of time, talent, and resources by volunteers, performers, community members, foundations and corporations.
  • Pursuing our mission for justice with joy, and a commitment to our vision of a world free of prejudice and bias. We believe that philanthropic engagement is critical to achieving both our mission and vision.
  • Conducting our business with the highest degree of integrity, following current best practices in fundraising.
  • Engaging our community in our programs as volunteers, artists and performers, advocates, and donors.
  • Articulating the stories of our impact both verbally and in collateral materials with professionalism and enthusiasm.
  • Creating valuable connections by being responsive to volunteers, attendees, advocates and donors in providing information about our programming.
  • Conveying authentic appreciation to our donors throughout the year. Acknowledging donations promptly and appropriately.
  • Valuing the involvement of all our patrons through benefits and stewardship to attract and retain them.
  • Remaining current on local, national, and global trends in philanthropy and nimbly respond to challenges and opportunities in our environment.
  • Engaging our board members and volunteers in ways that encourage their participation and involvement in the development process.

About the PRIDE Festival

From an informal gathering in 2015 to 2018 Yakima Pride Festival has continued to grow focusing on expansion and sustainability. Our vision has been to create a community in Yakima that consistently celebrates the diversity of sexual orientations and identities constantly. Our festival calls the LGBTQ+ community, as well as the whole state of Washington, to come together and unify.

In 2018, the Yakima Police Department estimated that around 500+ people attended Yakima Pride Festival.

The Yakima Pride Festival encompasses activities such as; LGBTQ+ educators and speakers from the community; local entertainment and music; food and retail vendors; an array of local and national nonprofit agencies; the ever popular little and big kids play areas; and much more.

Yakima Pride strives to build and maintain a healthy LGBTQ+ community that promotes a positive image through visibility, education, and community involvement. The purpose of Yakima Pride is to bring people together in the spirit of open celebration and community.

Our Goal:

Through the Yakima Pride Festival, to create opportunities for people to connect with new and old friends, and allies in order to:

  • CELEBRATE - Our lives in the Yakima Valley and our accomplishments as a community.
  • EDUCATE - The public about our culture, our place in society, and our issues of concern.
  • DEMONSTRATE - Our diversity, our normalcy, our numbers, and the spirit of pride we feel within ourselves and our community.

Sponsorship Brings New Audiences

Yakima Pride also collaborates with partners all year long to create exclusive and engaging community events and activities that benefit business sponsors and the LGBTQ+ community.

The Highlights of Sponsorship

  • Yakima Valley's largest free Pride Festival
  • The largest LGBTQ+ gathering in Yakima with over 500+ annual attendees
  • Ideal opportunity to talk face-to-face with hundreds of potential customers
  • 1 Year of promotion, before, during, and after event

Get Involved

With projected expenses in excess of $8,000 for this year’s Yakima Pride Festival & Parade, our goal is to raise a significant portion of this amount through sponsorships and donations from community spirited organizations, businesses, and individuals. Our sponsor donations allow the signature portion of this event, Yakima Pride Festival, to be free and accessible to the public; thus creating unity in the community, while providing an excellent opportunity for education & outreach.

Some Amazing Returns

Support Level Sponsors | $100.00

SMALL LOGO

Included in all promotional advertisements. Over 200 promotional posters displayed in businesses throughout Yakima and Yakima Valley.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Acknowledging the level of support provided from the organization/business during the PRIDE festival. Including any special promotions the sponsor may offer.

BOOTH SPACE

10×10 space at the PRIDE Festival in the park.

Rainbow Level Sponsors | $500.00

LOGO

Included in all promotional advertisements. Over 200 promotional posters displayed in businesses throughout Yakima and Yakima Valley.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Acknowledging the level of support provided from the organization/business during the PRIDE festival. Including any special promotions the sponsor may offer.

BOOTH SPACE

10×10 space at the PRIDE Festival in the park.

BANNER SPACE

Space allocated at the PRIDE Festival in the park (banners provided by the sponsor).

SOCIAL MEDIA

Acknowledgement of support; including any promotions the sponsor may offer. Online audience of 14.K followers. Facebook 10.5K Post Reach. Twitter 12.K Impressions.

Pride Level Sponsors | $1000.00

PROMINENT LOGO

Included in all promotional advertisements. Over 200 promotional posters displayed in businesses throughout Yakima and Yakima Valley.

MULTIPLE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Acknowledging the level of support provided from the organization/business during the PRIDE festival. Including any special promotions the sponsor may offer.

PROMINENT BOOTH SPACE

10×10 space at the PRIDE Festival in the park.

2 BANNER SPACE

Space(s) allocated at the PRIDE Festival in the park (banners provided by the sponsor).

SOCIAL MEDIA

Acknowledgement of support; including any promotions the sponsor may offer. Online audience of 14.K followers. Facebook 10.5K Post Reach. Twitter 12.K Impressions.

RADIO SPOT

Mention as an official PRIDE sponsor.

Please allow us to customize a Partnership Package that fits your needs. Contact us at sponsor@yakimapride.org or 509.818.0699 and lets chat!

Download & Print

2019 Partnership Opportunities Letter including Sponsor Level pricing.

Yakima Pride 2019 Sponsorship Kit.pdf

Pride Fact Sheet

Pride promotes your brand to more than:

  • 500+ parade & entertainment spectators
  • 10+ local and national media partners

Yakima Pride’s audience is loyal, engaged and has spending power:

  • 7 of 10 LGBT adults remain loyal to brands that support the LGBT community, regardless of pricing or convenience
  • 7% of U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and the combined buying power of U.S. LGBT adults rose 3.7 percent to $917 billion in 2016