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Grant Opportunities - June 2017

Posted Jun 27, 2017 08:25 AM
Summer is finally here, but don't let your fundraising go on vacation! Check out these grant opportunities with deadlines happening in the next few weeks or months.

Do you know of other grants that nonprofits across our region should know about? Please send that information to If these opportunities are not appropriate for you, bookmark their websites and check back later to learn about future grant offerings.

The Seattle Foundation
The C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust offers one-time grants to organizations that are working in the arts, horticulture, wildlife, maritime and human service sectors, particularly agencies serving residents in Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, and Jefferson Counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon.

Please note that Kitsap County organizations receive first consideration. Deadline to apply is August 15. Email or call (206) 515-2109 with your questions.

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
GTCF serves the Tacoma area by supporting the vision, passion, and expertise of hundreds of nonprofits and its residents.

Building Capacity Grants: Nonprofits can receive up to $30,000 for one year to help them build a stronger foundation for success. These grants allow nonprofits to secure the assistance necessary to enhance organizational capacity and address important issues of development and effectiveness. Application period closes on Friday, September 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Agency Endowment Funds: Creating an endowment signals to your donors and supporters that your organization values financial sustainability. GTCF will manage your endowment, a permanent investment with safeguards that protect its initial contribution(s). Contact Barb Granger at (253) 345-4170 or to discuss whether you should have an endowment.

Social Justice Fund
SJF fuels movements for progressive social change, supporting organizations that are community-based and driven to serve populations impacted by injustice and inequality. Upcoming grants include:

Immigration Justice seeks to support organizations working to end systemic discrimination, criminalization, and harassment of immigrant and refugee communities. Deadline is August 23 at 11:59 p.m. Email Karen Toering at for more information.

Economic Justice funds organizations that use an intersectional lens of race, class, and gender and utilize community-led solutions to create thriving and economically just communities. Deadline is September 13 at 11:59 p.m. Email Magan Do at to learn more.

Supporting arts organizations and artists of all kinds, 4Culture distributes a whole host of grants, many of which are offered on an ongoing basis. Some of these include Open 4CultureEmergency and Unforeseen, and Community 4CultureContact them directly to get your questions answered.

Want to learn more about grants? Attend Puget Sound Grantwriters Association's Lunchtime Programs
PSGA hosts regular gatherings in Seattle and Tacoma bringing together grantmakers and nonprofits to discuss how to write winning grants. Seattle meetings are held at Pacific Tower and Tacoma meetings are held at Hilltop Regional Health Center. Come and learn what grantmakers look for in grants and how they approach philanthropy.