APPLY FOR A GRANT

Interested in applying for a grant from NW Children’s Foundation? Here’s everything you need to know.

HOW TO APPLY

NW Children’s Foundation has a two-step application process:

Step One:  Interested agencies submit a Letter of Inquiry. An agency may only submit one Letter of Inquiry per year. Please see Letter of Inquiry page for more details. 

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. 

One electronic copy of the Grant Application and All Required Attachments must be submitted. NW Children’s Foundation Board members thoroughly review the written materials and arrange for an interview and face-to-face evaluation before making final granting decisions. Please see Grant Application page for more details. 

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, email Kelly Lynch Reimer, Program Manager.

GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
A grant applicant must qualify as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

The project must serve children and youth (ages birth to 24) and families of Washington State. Our grants predominantly support programs in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties.

Grants will not be considered for individuals or political candidates.

We do not fund organizations that proselytize or exclude individuals based on religious beliefs.

GENERAL GRANT GUIDELINES
Grant requests should reflect actual need for a single year. NWCF grants generally range from $5,000 to $30,000.

Grants are made for a one-year period. NW Children’s Foundation does not fund the same program twice in the same fiscal year (August through July).

NW Children’s Foundation 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 Foundation 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.

NWCF GRANTS

HOW TO APPLY

DUE DATES

LETTER OF INQUIRY

GRANT APPLICATION

GRANTEE REPORTS