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Funding Opportunities

See below for a list of open grant funding opportunities for nonprofits and small businesses (organized by due date). Please note that this is not a comprehensive list but an effort to compile information.

These are not funding opportunities offered by Communities Rise. Please check the lead contact info for specific questions on a given RFP. We will do our best to keep this page updated, but recommend that you check with the individual funder for the most up-to-date information.

For resources and funding opportunities related to COVID-19, please go to our COVID-19 Resource Page.

Nonprofits and Fiscally Sponsored Organizations:

  • Lever for ChangeYield Giving Open Call
    • Interested organizations must register to apply before 2pm PDT on Friday, May 5, 2023
    • Complete applications are due before 2pm PST on Monday, June 12, 2023
    • Eligibility: organizations must have an annual operating budget of at least $1 million and no more than $5 million for at least two of the last four fiscal years to be eligible to apply.
    • The Yield Giving Open Call is a $250 million open call focused on elevating organizations working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States: communities, individuals, and families with access to the fewest foundational resources and opportunities. This initiative will award unrestricted gifts of $1 million each to 250 organizations.
    • This Open Call seeks community-led, community-focused organizations whose explicit purpose is to advance the voices and opportunities of individuals and families of meager or modest means, and groups who have met with discrimination and other systemic obstacles. Organizations best suited to this initiative will enable individuals and families to achieve substantive improvement in their well-being through foundational resources.
    • More information about can be found on the Lever for Change website [LINK].
  • King County Best Starts for Kids Blood Lead Testing for Children in King County
    • Due: May 8, 2023 at 1pm PST
    • The RFP will fund up to two applicants (or groups of applicants) to improve blood lead testing rates among focus communities. Focus communities include, but are not limited to, Medicaid-eligible children and their families, immigrant and refugee families with young children, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) families with young children. 
    • Organizations interested in applying to work with the LTP do NOT need a background in lead and toxics work. Instead, we are looking for organizational partners with: 
      • A strong tie to pediatric providers and to the focus communities, 
      • A passion for environmental justice and health equity, and  
      • Experience working collaboratively to design community-driven programming. 

  • Kelly Foundation of Washington Scholarships & Grants
    • Due: May 15, 2023
    • To engage exclusively in charitable and educational activities. To support various charitable organizations in the community, including, but not limited to, education institutions, hospitals, cultural activities (such as symphonies and museums), and groups for the benefit of children. The Foundation is a grant making foundation that intends to make scholarships and grants to public charities, community organizations, educational organizations, hospitals, cultural organizations, organizations that benefit children and individuals, including minorities. The Foundation intends to continue and further develop its scholarship program.
      • Grant applications will be considered at the June and December board meetings.
  • City of Seattle Human Services Department, Youth & Family Empowerment Division Family Support RFP
    • Due: Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm PDT
    • Organizations may apply for up to $300,000
    • HSD is seeking applications from organizations interested in providing services for low-income families that are focused on learning, healing, and fostering connections.
    • Our goal is to invest in community-based organizations that can build opportunities for connection and family support while celebrating unique aspects of culture. Services must take place in the city of Seattle. For the purposes of this RFP, family is defined as one or more adult caregivers expecting a child or with children/youth/young adults up to the age of 24. Kinship families are included in this definition.

  • King County Best Starts for Kids Capital Program RFP
    • Due: May 26, 2023 at 2pm PDT
    • Best Starts Capital Program will provide contracts for building repairs, renovations and new construction or expansion to improve access to high quality programs and services for low-income children, young people, and families, with a priority for those serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. In addition, rural areas and or low-income areas with lack of access will be prioritized. The program will focus on equitable community-driven development to ensure projects are aligned with and serve communities’ needs.
  • The June & Julian Foss Foundation Grant
    • Due: May 31, 2023
    • The Foundation’s priority interests are: children and young adults; children and young adults with mental illness or physical disabilities.
    • Part of their mission is to promote and learn about philanthropy within their family; therefore we require that, in order to be eligible to receive grants, applicants must receive a Site Visit from family members, who will then see and/or learn about the program for which the grant is to be used. After the site visit, members must file reports about their visits, including details about whom they met and what they learned, along with their recommendations about the grant requested.
  • City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Youth Arts Grants
    • Due: May 30, 2023
    • Youth Arts Grant supports equitable access to arts and cultural learning opportunities for Seattle’s middle and high school-aged youth. Programs occur outside of school hours in person and online and are led by experienced teaching artists working in communities to increase arts and cultural opportunities for young people from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • The Glaser Foundation Grant Application
    • Due: May 31, 2023
    • The Glaser Foundation supports direct-line services to children and the elderly in Washington State. Grants range from $500 to $50,000. All applicants must be a 501(c)(3) Public Charity in good standing with the IRS. Grant Focus Areas:
      • Medical
      • Services to Children with Disabilities
      • Education
      • Services to the Elderly
      • Services to Children and Families from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
      • Services to At-Risk Youth

  • Charlotte Martin Foundation Grant Opportunities
    • Due: June 1, 2023
    • Grant decisions will be announced by July 30th.
    • The Foundation will continue to focus on our two current priorities:
      • Rural BIPOC youth
        • For those requesting support for youth programs, the Foundation will continue to focus on rural BIPOC organizations and allowing organizations to use awarded funds for general operating support. 
      • Organizations focused on climate change, biodiversity, and wildlife and habitat preservation.

Nonprofits and Fiscally Sponsored Organizations | Rolling Deadline Opportunities

  • The Best Starts for Kids Blog has a list of funding opportunities for a variety of missions [LINK]

  • King County Parks – Healthy Communities and Parks Fund – Tier 1
    • Due: Rolling basis, all year round
    • Lead Contact: Grace Chai,
    • Funding: Maximum $14,999.99
    • The Healthy Communities & Parks Fund (HCPF), part of the Targeted Equity Grant Program, supports projects that increase access to recreation and use of parks, open spaces, and recreational facilities in underserved areas and communities. This grant program intends to reduce health disparities in various underserved communities and invest in their capacities to meet the unique needs of their residents.
    • Note: CR is offering technical assistance for this RFP. See RFP info page for more information.
  • Horizons Foundation of Washington – Grants
    • Due: Rolling basis, all year round
    • Lead Contact: Stephen Hadac,
    • Funding: $1,000+
      • Note: arts grants have a $5,000 upper funding limit
    • Horizons Foundation awards grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations in Washington State, focusing on the following three categories: Environment, Social Services, Arts and Culture.

Small Businesses:

Both Nonprofit and Small Business: