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.

Please note: We only accept one LOI per year (if you apply this Fall and are not invited to submit a full application, you are not eligible to re-apply until August 2020).

For this year, if you submitted an LOI in September of 2018 you are currently eligible to re-apply. For those that submitted an LOI in January of 2019, we please ask that you wait to submit your LOI as part of our Spring cycle. Spring cycle LOIs are due December 6th. If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact us.

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. 

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. 

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

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.

We are interested in hearing how the intensity, duration and frequency of your program/intervention will prevent and treat the negative impacts of trauma.

Grants are made for a one-year period. NW Children’s Foundation does not fund the same organization 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).

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

NEW eGRANT SYSTEM
NW Children’s Foundation (NWCF) has recently adopted an online grants management and application system. Applicants log into this eGrant system to create an account with NWCF, and to submit and manage new requests. All of our final reports and any other “follow-ups” associated with a grant are also submitted through the system. 

Before you enter the new system, we suggest you read through our eGrant system guide and review the eGrant FAQs

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

We are primarily a direct-service funder.  Your organization 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, require religious activities in their programs, or exclude individuals based on religious beliefs.

Other programs we do not fund include:

– Career training for unskilled parents
– Substance abuse treatment for parents with no children’s component
– Stand-alone programs that primarily provide food, clothing, household items or direct medical/dental services in support of families experiencing risk factors like homelessness/poverty (e.g. furniture, diapers etc).
– Camperships
– Leadership Training
– Scholarships
– Stand-Alone Prevention Programs (ex. dating violence, pregnancy, substance abuse)

 

NWCF GRANTS

HOW TO APPLY

DUE DATES

LETTER OF INQUIRY

GRANT APPLICATION

GRANTEE REPORTS