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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 | 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:

  • 2023 Community Wealth Building Grant
    • Due: Thursday, October 26, 2023 by 11:59PM PT
    • These one-year grants of $50,000 will fund organizing that aims to address economic injustice, build power to transform unjust systems, and overcome barriers to wealth for individuals, families, and communities. This grant cycle will support community organizing efforts that test, implement, explore, and/or seek to learn about one or more of the Community Wealth Building Strategies.
    • Eligibility: Organizations/collectives based in Seattle (or that conduct the majority of their work in/with Seattle communities) that work within SJF’s community organizing framework and one or more of the six Community Wealth Building strategies (see “What we will fund” section below)
    • Priority given to organizations with:
      • Black, Indigenous, and people of color led organizations (51% or more)
      • Organizations with operating budgets under $500,000
      • Applications that include one or more of the following Community Wealth Building strategy focuses:
        • Broad-based Worker Ownership
        • Community Controlled Capital
        • Community Ownership of Real Estate
        • Equitable Small Business Ecosystems
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
    • Due: September 21, 2023
    • L&I has approximately $1,800,000 to distribute between multiple employer-trusted organizations, both small businesses and nonprofit organizations. L&I contracts with organizations that have trusted relationships with small businesses and nonprofits (“small” for this program is defined as 50 or fewer than employees). These contractors provide critical outreach and education about L&I requirements, resources, and services.
    • For full info, click here
    • To access the RFP and affiliated correspondence, you’ll need to be registered with the Department of Enterprise Services WEBS system. Click here to register for WEBS (free of cost). Once in WEBS, you can search for L&I’s RFP K5250