Annual Grant Cycles
Our discretionary grant programs provide funding for nonprofit projects and programs that serve residents in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties. We will continue to offer two Focus Grant cycles on the following timeline:
Cycle 1 opens February 15 | Cycle 1 closes April 30 (extended deadline)
Cycle 2 opens July 15 | Cycle 2 closes August 30*
*If on a weekend, the deadline will move to the Friday prior at midnight.
Focus Grants are awarded to organizations that can clearly demonstrate how they are impacting intergenerational poverty in a meaningful way. Grant award amounts vary, with a standard maximum award of $25,000. If you are exploring requesting multi-year funding, please reach out to a Program Officer in advance as multi-year grants are by invitation only. All applications are submitted via our online grants system. We will consider the following types of support:
Operating support — Unrestricted funding to support an organization’s mission
Programs & Projects — Support for new and established services or initiatives
Modest Capital Projects — Investments in buildings, equipment, and technology
Capacity Building Support — Funding to strengthen organizational infrastructure, including support for diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Visit our Grantmaking Framework page to see if your organization’s efforts align with our funding strategy. For other questions about our Focus Grants program, please read our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you need additional assistance, our Program Team can be contacted at [email protected].