Foundation Policies

Who can apply

  • Previous grantees may submit a project summary email (see Application Procedures), and organizations selected by the foundation trustee may submit a full proposal.
  • All applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations located in the states of Washington and Alaska meeting the interest areas described on the home page.

    (As the foundation has historically made grants to groups in Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, trustees may occasionally invite proposals from those states, by invitation only.)

  • Community-based projects working to restore habitat and wildlife by activating volunteers and local residents.
  • Collaborative and coalition projects involving a number of organizations working together to share strengths and maximize effectiveness.
  • Cultural and natural history institutions exploring the history and traditions of the greater Puget Sound area.
  • Projects from Native American communities on issues related to cultural preservation and protection of natural resources.

Average grant size

$2,500 to $10,000