Annual Grants Cycle

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s grant programs provide funding to nonprofits serving residents in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties. Nonprofits can submit specific applications for capacity building needs, program support or for funding related to our strategic focus: interrupting the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

We offer two grant cycles per year—with application periods open from December 1 to January 31 and again from June 1 through July 31. Grants from the first cycle will be awarded in May, while awards for the second cycle will be announced in November. All applications and guidelines, which include criteria and suggestions, are provided below. For further information related to our grant programs, please email [email protected].

 

Funds Supporting our Discretionary Grant Programs

Alfred Allina Fund
 
Arts and Learning Endowment Fund
 
Barry Endowment Fund
for Children and Families
 
Butler Endowment Fund
 
Children’s Trust Fund
 
Children’s Trust Endowment Fund
 
Community Foundation
Community Engagement Fund
 
Community Foundation
Capacity Building Fund
 
Community Foundation
Early Learning Impact Fund
 
Community Giving Fund
 
Cowlitz Community Fund
Hazel Defenbaugh Fund for Seniors
 
Hazel Defenbaugh Fund for Trails
 
Barry Disdero Chartiable Fund
 
Evelyn Dusenbery
Fund for the Performing Arts
 
Harris Dusenbery Fund for the Homeless
 
Waldon M. Groves Fund
 
K.T. and Luella Henderson
Charitable Fund
 
Merle Hogg Fund for Seniors
 
Home Heating Assistance Fund
 
Homes for Community Living
 
Ethel K. Lehman Fund
 
Jean Lewis Endowment
Fund for Clark County
Jane Onsdorff Malmquist Charitable Fund
 
Fred G. Meyer Endowment Fund
 
Term Nylund Fund for Children
 
William B. Price Fund for Children
 
William Troy Sorweide Endowment Fund
 
SWIFT for Kids Endowment Fund
 
Esther Talback Memorial Fund
 
Kenneth E. and Eunice M. Teter Charitable Fund
 
Lenore Vande Zande Endowment Fund
 
Walt Whitman Fund
 
Youth Philanthropy Fund
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Ian Thompson“The grants we received through the Cowlitz Community Fund have allowed our program to flourish considerably in the community. We are just four years in and have already connected hundreds of children and families to the joys that school gardens provide.”

– Ian Thompson
Executive Director
Lower Columbia School Gardens