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Tacoma Creates Impact Funding – Application Development Support

What: Application development support by phone or video
When: January 26th, 2023 – March 13th, 2023
Available by appointment – Space is limited
Priority Deadline to apply for support: March 13th
Tacoma Creates Information:
Impact Funding Guidelines: Application Guidelines PDF

Application development support is available to support community-based nonprofit organizations and fiscally-sponsored 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 up to two sessions, 45-60 minutes each, of free consultation with a fundraising consultant to give you feedback and editing advice on your draft proposal. Our consultants can help by explaining the application, framing of the application, brainstorming potential answers to questions, and/or editing a draft application. Please note: consultants cannot write the application.

Who is eligible for this technical assistance?
This service is intended for community based organizations and nonprofit organizations that are submitting a proposal for funding through the Tacoma Creates Impact Funding that:

  • Have operating budgets of $200,000 or less – if you have questions about this requirement please email at;
  • 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 must meet Tacoma Creates eligibility.

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

To apply, fill out the online form below. You may also email to get a hard copy of the application. Please get in touch as soon as possible. We will prioritize inquiries who meet eligibility requirements and submit an inquiry prior to March 13th. We cannot guarantee support for inquiries that come in last-minute.