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Grant opportunities - January 2017

Posted Jan 23, 2017 01:55 PM
Does your nonprofit organization need further funding? Of course you do! We have for you another round of funding opportunities with deadlines coming either very soon (Pacific Hospital PDA) or in February.

Do you know of other grants that are coming up in 2017 that nonprofits across our region should know about? Please send that information to We appreciate it!

If these opportunities are not appropriate for your organization, bookmark their websites and check back later to learn about future grant deadlines.

Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority
Pacific Hospital PDA grants are awarded to programs and projects that work to increase access to health resources and reduce health disparities among underserved populations in King County. Agencies can apply for 2017 Major Grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. Organizations interested in grants that are under $30,000 should apply for their Nimble Fund Grant. Applicants for the 2017 Major Grants are required to submit a Letter of Intent by January 19. Make sure you read the grant application and guidelines ahead of time.
United Way of King County
Starting on January 13, the United Way of King County is accepting applications for funding in these key areas: Ending Homelessness, Financial Stability, and Early Learning. Due to an increase in interested applicants, some funding will be more competitive than usual. Also, past funding is not a guarantee of future funding.
Ending Homelessness: Support will be prioritized for programs that keep people who are homeless off the streets in an effort to make homelessness rare, brief, and one time. Contact Wayne Wilson at or (206) 461-5001 for more information. Application deadline is Feb. 24.
Financial Stability: Funding will go toward proven strategies that connect low-income people with public benefits, income support, employment, and community resources. Contact Lauren McGowan at or (206) 461-6973 for more information. Application deadline is Feb. 24.
Early Learning: This grant aims to bridge the kindergarten readiness gap by focusing on high quality and culturally competent programs that serve communities such as low-income, African American/Black, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and immigrants/refugees. Contact Hannah Locke at or (206) 461-5021 for more information. Application deadline ranges from Feb. 3 to Feb. 24, depending on the specific funding opportunity.
Social Justice Fund
The mission of Social Justice Fund is to fuel movements for progressive social change, supporting organizations that are community-based and driven to serve communities impacted by injustice and inequality. SJF has several grant opportunities for general operating funds, including “Building Grassroots Power Grant: Leadership Development” (applications due Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m.) and “Environmental Justice” (applications due Feb. 15 at 11:59 p.m.). Please read their 2017 grant guidelines and instructions. Eligible organizations must carry out most of its work in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and/or Wyoming.
For arts, cultural, heritage, and preservation organizations in King County, 4Culture offers a number of funding opportunities with deadlines rolling throughout the year. Upcoming grants with immediate deadlines include:
Facilities: Open for arts and heritage organizations, funding is available to acquire, build, or renovate specialized space that can often be difficult to secure. Deadline is Feb. 22 at 5:00 p.m. Contact or call (206) 263-1610 for more information.
Projects: Have a specific project that needs funding? Also open for arts, heritage, and preservation organizations, the deadline to apply is March 1 at 5:00 p.m.
Open 4Culture: Funding of up to $1,500 is available to individuals who are new to 4Culture’s programs. Contact Melissa Newbill at or (206) 263-1603 to see if your project would be a good fit.