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King County Healthy Communities & Parks Fund- Grant Writing Support

The grant writing support for Tier 2 of the King County Healthy Communities & Parks Fund has closed. If you are looking for grant writing support for Tier 1 of the King County Parks Fund, please join us at one of our upcoming grant writing clinics. View our upcoming clinic dates here, and sign up for a grant writing clinic by emailing us at grantwriting@communities-rise.org.


What: Grant writing support by phone or video
When: November 30th, 2021 – January 21st, 2022
Available by appointment – Space is limited
Contact: grantwriting@communities-rise.org
RFP Info page: https://kingcounty.gov/services/parks-recreation/parks/get-involved/partnerships-and-grants/levygrants.aspx

Grant writing support is available to support community-based nonprofit organizations, fiscally-sponsored organizations, and tribal organizations that serve communities impacted by systemic oppression and do not have the internal capacity to hire a grant writer or have staff dedicated to grant writing. 

Communities Rise can provide 45-60 minutes of free consultation with a grant writing consultant to give you feedback and editing advice on your draft proposal. Our grant writing consultants can help by explaining the RFP, framing of the application, and/or editing a draft application. Please note: consultants cannot write the application.

Communities Rise can also provide limited support on fiscal sponsorships. If you are looking for a fiscal sponsor or support around setting up your fiscal sponsorship, please reach out for more resources.

Who is eligible for grant writing technical assistance?
This service is intended for nonprofit organizations that are submitting a proposal for funding through the King County Healthy Communities & Parks RFP that:

  • Have operating budgets of $500,000 or less – if there is capacity we can support applicants with budgets up to $1,000,000;
  • Serve communities impacted by systemic oppression, which includes communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, LGBTQ communities, persons with disabilities, low-income communities;
  • The organization’s service area must include King County and meet RFP eligibility.

Preference will go to organizations whose leadership (Leadership Staff  and Board of Directors) reflect the communities they serve.

To apply, fill out the online form below or download a hard copy and send to grantwriting@communities-rise.org. Please get in touch as soon as possible. We will prioritize inquiries who meet eligibility requirements and submit an inquiry prior to January 12th. We cannot guarantee support for inquiries that come in last minute.