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 2021 Yakima Pride Festival, and your valued contribution goes to support our continuous development of Yakima Pride's events and programs. 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.

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

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 Premier Pride Festival by giving recognition to 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 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.

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 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 509.818.0699 and lets chat!