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$10 Million in funding available to Washington nonprofit organizations

Posted May 06, 2021 11:55 AM
The State of Washington is releasing a $10 million Nonprofit Community Recovery (NCR) grant program for nonprofits with missions focused in the following areas:
  • Arts, cultural, heritage, science, and technology – Primary mission is to offer or promote artistic, creative, cultural, scientific, technology, or heritage programs for the enrichment of their community.
  • Neighborhood associations – Primary mission is to make improvements to a community's social health, safety, well-being, and overall functioning within a well-defined geographic area. These organizations will be focused specifically on a geographic area and should reference that specific area prominently in their outreach and literature. For more information on types of organizations eligible for this category, please visit the FAQs.
  • Sports and recreation – Primary mission is to provide sports or physical recreation programs for children and/or adults. Must have designated coaches and organized practices.
  • Veterans – Primary mission is to serve veterans.

Grants will range from $2,500 to $25,000. The funding is intended to cover expenses incurred by nonprofits due to financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations must either have 501(c)(3) status or fiscal sponsorship by a 501(c)(3), with appropriate documentation since FY2019. To receive funding, nonprofits need to have a 2019 annual operating budget greater than $25,000.

Organizations led by and/or serving under-resourced communities, culturally diverse populations, and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The application process is being managed by ArtsFund in partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce. To view all FAQs and eligibility requirements, click here.

Mark these dates
The application window is very tight (just 14 days). The online portal opens May 10, 2021. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 24, 2021.

A public information session will be held on May 11, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. The webinar will be recorded. Automatically generated subtitles and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Register for the information session today

For more information, contact or call (206) 203-2255.