Partnership Opportunities

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

Hello,

Although pride celebrations are commonplace in many cities across the country, it is quite the opposite for us here in Yakima. Our rich and diverse community runs much deeper than one might think. As we continue our journey as a newly founded 501c3 LGBTQIA organization, we are enthusiastic and optimistic about our future. A future we can only hope to have with the support of our community. Community members like you create the change needed for a better and brighter Yakima.

We invite you to join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ PRIDE, equality, diversity, and unity at the 2021 Yakima Pride Festival and Parade. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, September 18th, with anticipated attendance for the event to be greater than 3,000 people.

The Yakima Pride Festival will encompass activities such as; LGBTQ+ speakers from the community, entertainment and music, food and retail vendors, an array of local and national nonprofit agencies, youth play areas, and much more. To make this Yakima Pride Festival & Parade event a memorable one, we need your support.

With projected expenses over $15,000 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 everyone; while providing an excellent opportunity for education & outreach and encouraging unity in our community.

Please consider sponsoring Yakima Pride by selecting a sponsorship level or by donating today.

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.

From all of us at Yakima Pride, we want to thank you for your time and consideration.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We Are Yakima Pride. We Are One Community.

Sincerely,

Sponsorship Packages - Choose Your Package

Unicorn
Package

$1500
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Prominent Logo - Included in advertisements; Seattle Gay News, Festival Banner, and over 200 printed posters throughout the Yakima Valley.
Acknowledgement - Of level of support multiple times during festival. (including sponsor promotions)
Prominent Booth Space - 10×20 festival space. (sponsor is responsible for tent, table, and chairs)
Prominent Banner Space - 2 Exclusive festival display spaces. (sponsor provides 2, 3’x5’ banners)
Social Media - Ongoing Acknowledgements of support; including sponsor promotions. Facebook Reach 65K - Twitter Impressions 12K - Instagram Reach 5K
Radio Spot - Mention as an official sponsor of Yakima Pride Festival & Parade & Promos

Pickles
Package

$1000
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Prominent Logo - Included in advertisements; Seattle Gay News, Festival Banner, and over 200 printed posters throughout the Yakima Valley.
Acknowledgement - Of level of support multiple times during festival. (including sponsor promotions)
Prominent Booth Space - 10×10 festival space. (sponsor is responsible for tent, table, and chairs)
Prominent Banner Space - 1 Exclusive festival display space. (sponsor provides 3’x5’ banner)
Social Media - Acknowledgement of support; including sponsor promotions. Facebook Reach 65K - Twitter Impressions 12K - Instagram Reach 5K
Radio Spot - Mention as an official sponsor of Yakima Pride Festival & Parade

Stitch
Package

$500
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Logo - Included in advertisements; Seattle Gay News, Festival Banner, and over 200 printed posters throughout the Yakima Valley.
Acknowledgement - Of level of support during festival. (including sponsor promotions)
Booth Space - 10×10 festival space. (sponsor is responsible for tent, table, and chairs)
Banner Space - 1 festival display space. (sponsor provides 3’x5’ banner)
Social Media - Acknowledgement of support; including sponsor promotions. Facebook Reach 65K - Twitter Impressions 12K - Instagram Reach 5K

Bella
Package

$250
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Small Logo - Included in advertisements; Seattle Gay News, Festival Banner, and over 200 printed posters throughout the Yakima Valley.
Acknowledgement - Of level of support during festival.
Booth Space - 10×10 festival space. (sponsor is responsible for tent, table, and chairs)

Become a Sponsor, starting now!

Visit YakimaPride.org to learn important details about the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade.

Yakima Pride, PO BOX 1171., Yakima, Washington - hello@yakimapride.org - (509) 426-7799

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 509-426-7799

Why Sponsor

In addition to putting on Yakima's largest LGBTQ+ event, Yakima Pride delivers vital LGBTQ+ 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.

History of the Yakima 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 2019, the Yakima Police Department estimated that around 1,200+ people attended Yakima Pride Festival. We expect our attendance in 2021 to more than double.

Please allow us to customize a Partnership Package that fits your needs. Contact us at sponsor@yakimapride.org or 509.426.7799 and lets chat!