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Interested in applying for a grant from NW Children’s Fund?
Here’s everything you need to know.
NW Children’s Fund has a two-step application process:
Step One: Interested agencies submit a Letter of Inquiry. Five hard copies and an electronic copy of the Letter of Inquiry must be submitted. An agency may only submit one Letter of Inquiry per year.
Step Two: A screening committee reviews the Letters of Inquiry and informs agencies whether they have been selected to participate in the full application and review process. Selected agencies then submit a full Grant Application. Three hard copies of the Grant Application and all Required Attachments must be submitted. NW Children’s Fund Board members thoroughly review the written materials and arrange for an interview and face-to-face evaluation before making final granting decisions.
If you have any questions, email Catherine Beard.
GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
A grant applicant must qualify as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
The project must serve children and families of Washington state. Our grants predominantly support programs in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties.
Grants will not be considered for individuals, political candidates or religious purposes.
GENERAL GRANT GUIDELINES
Grant requests should reflect actual need for a single year and should not exceed $20,000.
Grants are made for a one-year period. NW Children’s Fund does not fund the same program twice in the same fiscal year (August through July).
NW Children’s Fund supports a variety of program needs and will consider grant requests for
(a) General Operating Support or (b) Specific Programs or Needs (new or ongoing).
However, we will not consider grant requests for the following specific programs or needs: land acquisition, new construction, office equipment, fundraising costs, debt retirement, endowments or scholarships.
NW Children’s Fund generally does not fund programs or agencies primarily devoted to providing food, clothing or direct medical and dental services.
Grant proposals should identify the target population and address how that population will benefit from the services provided. Program implementation and evaluation, additional funding sources, and coordination with other service providers should also be discussed.