A Supportive Community For All (SCFA) is a new 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create a more equitable Snoqualmie Valley by engaging, connecting, and supporting people and organizations to collaboratively build a community where all members can thrive. Our vision is equity for all. We draw on the collective impact model and build community power to achieve our vision.
Drawing on the collective impact model, A Supportive Community For All (SCFA) serves as backbone support for people and organizations working together to transform systems and create a community where all members can thrive.
As is common for collective impact initiatives in the early phases, we are focused on guiding our partners toward a shared vision, supporting aligned activities, establishing shared measurement practices, and cultivating community engagement and ownership by developing a governance structure to ensure that the work is community-led.
Currently, SCFA’s primary area of work is provision of support to the Snoqualmie Valley Human Services Coalition, a growing group of human service providers, faith communities, medical and behavioral health providers, all working together to connect community members to the resources they need in the Snoqualmie Valley through a highly collaborative Referral and Navigation Program. SCFA's role is to receive and manage funds on the collaborative's behalf, coordinate our partners’ efforts, manage tools and infrastructure that support the work, provide training, host monthly meetings to strengthen relationships essential to effective collaboration, and build capacity for our partners to center equity in their collaborative and individual work. We believe that supporting our partners in these areas and improving access to the key resources they provide, widely understood to be social determinants of health, will contribute to the greater health and well-being of our community over time.
We are also engaging with the community and actively identifying other community groups that are interested in partnering with us to create a more equitable Snoqualmie Valley. For example, we recently established a fiscal sponsorship relationship with Snovalley Pride, an emerging group of volunteers that seek to create inclusive and welcoming spaces for the queer community in the Snoqualmie Valley. Through fiscal sponsorship, SCFA provides them with the legal and financial infrastructure to pursue grant funding, accept tax-deductible donations, and expand their transformational work in our community.
We are looking forward to continuing to build relationships with community and supporting other emerging collaborative efforts, particularly those focused on systems change.
Creating a more equitable Snoqualmie Valley takes all of us. Will you join us?