What We Support:
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) group and meet the stated areas of interest. We’ll review proposals from well-organized start-up groups with realistic budgets and strategies, as well as groups with a longer history. We’ll support general operating expenses as well as special projects.
Applicants must be based in the Puget Sound area. However, Native American projects, and environmental habitat protection programs throughout Washington state may apply.
Grants Are Not Made For:
Individuals, scholarships, schools, capital expenses or renovation projects, food or shelter programs, research or publications, website development, programs with a religious message or proselytizing approach, athletic events or sponsorships.
Average Grant Size:
$1,000 to $5,000. Total annual grants: $30,000 to $50,000.
Trustees may request a site visit to learn more about a program’s goals, strategies and constituency. Grantees are asked to submit a brief year-end report at the conclusion of the on-year grant period.
Do not send applications via regular mail or email. Complete application form below if your organization or project meets interest areas.
After four grants, a group is asked to wait a full year before reapplying.
Applications must be submitted using our online application.
Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
When to Apply
- For a Mid-June decision
Proposals are due the 2nd Friday of April
- For a Mid-November decision
Proposals are due the 2nd Friday of September
Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the date indicated.