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Grant Opportunities - May 2018

Posted May 24, 2018 08:35 AM
Summer may be fast approaching, but don’t let your fundraising go on vacation! Check out these grant opportunities with deadlines happening in the next few weeks or months.

If none of these specific funding opportunities are right for your organization, bookmark their websites so you can check out future grants that could be. Also, feel free to forward this to colleagues and partners for whom these grants are appropriate.

The Seattle Foundation
We recommend you frequently check back to see what grants are being offered by the Seattle Foundation:

  • Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund – Supports a broad range of charitable organizations serving Clallam County. Contact Claire Bishop at before applying to ensure your nonprofit is a strong fit. Applications are due online by 5:00 p.m. on June 1.
  • Partnership Mobilization Grants – Funding is available on a rolling basis for nonprofit groups that work in partnership to increase engagement, representation, and power of underrepresented communities in civic and public processes.
  • Neighbor to Neighbor – Supports grassroots efforts to increase engagement, power, and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. Offered on a quarterly basis, the next application deadline is July 15.
  • The Whitehorse Foundation – Seeks to improve the quality of life for Snohomish County residents by focusing on programs that aim to prevent problems/challenges. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

Pacific Hospital PDA Nimble Grants
Nonprofits that improve healthcare access for underserved communities can apply for up to $30,000 for short-term projects, infrastructure/capacity development, planning, technology improvement, training, or policy/advocacy work. Funding may be used as a bridge to support staff salaries during the project year only if there’s a clear plan for ongoing future funding. You can submit an application for PHPDA’s Nimble Grant Fund at any time, but projects that need to be funded for the fall must be submitted by Aug. 17 at noon.

4Culture – Grants + Artist Calls
4Culture offers funding for King County-based arts organization in a variety of areas – including safeguarding history, professional development, facilities, and unforeseen emergencies – with deadlines rolling out throughout the year.

King County Best Starts for Kids
Organizations that provide programs in parenting/caregiver education for children ages birth to 5 are eligible for funding to expand these services. RFPs are due on June 14.

Communities Thrive Challenge
The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up to offer funding for nonprofits that have a track record of expanding economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people. Registration due no later than Tuesday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are due the following week on June 19.