Annual Grant Cycles
The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s discretionary grant programs provide funding to nonprofit programs and projects that serve residents in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties. We’ve recently restructured our grant programs and framework. For more information on these changes and to see if your organization’s efforts align with our funding strategy, please review our Grantmaking Framework page.
In 2018, we will continue to offer two grant cycles. Applications are only being accepted for Focus Grants. The first grant cycle is currently open and closes on Friday, March 30. Grants awards for the first cycle and key dates for our second cycle will be announced by mid July.
For more in-depth information about additional funding opportunities through the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, please register to attend an upcoming Grantseekers Info Session by visiting our events page. If you have questions regarding past grants, please email [email protected].
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Nonprofits, fiscally-sponsored projects, government and tribal agencies, churches and schools working to address intergenerational poverty in Clark, Cowlitz, or Skamania counties are eligible to apply. We do not fund debt reduction, endowments, parent teacher associations or booster clubs.
The average grant size for this program is $25,000. You may apply for multi-year funding, although multi-year awards are uncommon. 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