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Become an Investor

alt textNew Vision, the Yakima County Development Association, enjoys a strong track record of accomplishments that are triggering economic growth throughout Yakima County. 

We urge you to join the New Vision team – help us make a tangible difference for communities and people throughout the Yakima Valley.  Contact us to learn more about becoming a New Vision investor

Learn how we are Building the Regional Economy

The development association is primarily funded by private business donations and local government grants.  New Vision currently has over 260 member investors and is always interested in adding new investors to our team.  Click here to see a list of New Vision's current member investors.

Investors receive an exclusive ‘Investor Notes’ ebulletin monthly in addition to receiving New Vision’s annual report.  Investors also receive invitations to New Vision’s annual meeting, typically held in March, as well as other special events.

Here are guidelines for evaluating appropriate annual donation levels:

Employees Donation
Individual $150 - $250 + $100/emp.
3 - 10 $300 + $50/emp. over 6
11 - 25 $500 + $50/empl. over 15
26 - 50 $1000 + $25/emp. over 30
51 - 100 $1500 + $20/emp.
101+ By Arrangement

Note:  A donation to New Vision should be deductible as a trade or business expense, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of business expense. A donation to the New Vision foundation may be deductible as a charitable contribution. New Vision, the Yakima County Development Association (YCDA), is qualified as a tax exempt organization under section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code.  New Vision has also established a charitable trust that is qualified as a tax exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please seek the counsel of a qualified tax consultant regarding the deductibility of your investment.  In-kind services or products are accepted only if they are services or products that would normally be purchased as a course of doing business. The decision to accept in-kind investments rests solely with New Vision’s Executive Committee.


"I am a poster boy for the eagerness and availability of the Yakima Valley workforce, we received 3,000 quality applicants for 150 job positions" - Bruce Gibson, Northwest Horticulture