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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, gchai@kingcounty.gov
    • 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, horizonsfoundation1@gmail.com
    • 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

  • Washington Youth & Families Fund
    • Due: March 4, 2024
    • Contact: WYFF@BuildingChanges.org
    • Building Changes is pleased to make available approximately $3.9 million through two Requests for Proposals—one for projects serving families and one for projects serving youth and young adults. Eligible applicants include nonprofit community or neighborhood-based organizations, regional and statewide nonprofit housing assistance organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, local housing authorities, and public development authorities in Washington State. Building Changes will provide funding, technical assistance, and capacity building support for up to three years per project.

  • Race Equity Grants – Legal Foundation of Washington
    • Due: April 15 at 11:59pm
    • Contact: Arielle Handforth arielle@legalfoundation.org
    • Civil legal aid providers or organizations in partnership with civil legal aid providers are eligible to apply. Grant proposals can be for new or existing projects, including operational expenses, and must be focused on civil legal aid work in Washington State. Eligible civil justice projects include direct civil legal aid services, systemic advocacy, policy reform, and tribal issues.
    • Twenty $50,000 grants will be awarded, each with two-year terms.
    • Informational webinar on March 14th at 11am, more info here.

  • Tacoma Creates – Impact and Comprehensive Organizational Support Funding
    • Due: March 25, 2024 11:59 PM
    • Tacoma Creates offers two funding opportunities: Impact Funding and Comprehensive Organizational Support. These funding opportunities support a wide variety of public programs that advance arts, culture, heritage, and science. This includes but is not limited to presentations, workshops, exhibitions, events, festivals, youth education programs, and educational programs for all ages. All programming supported by Tacoma Creates must take place within the city of Tacoma, and organizations must be based in Tacoma in order to apply for funding.

Small Businesses:

Both Nonprofit and Small Business: