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Funding Opportunities

See below for a list of open grant funding opportunities for nonprofits and small businesses. 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:

  • King County Best Starts for Kids – Healthy and Safe Environment RFP
    • Due: June 20, 2022 at 2pm PST
    • Best Starts is seeking proposals from community-based organizations, agencies, and schools/school districts that want to ensure that children, youth, and young adults live, learn, work, play, and experience healthy and safe environments. Babies, kids, and young people grow into happy and healthy adults when they can actively engage in environments that promote wellness, healing and are hazard free.

  • City of Seattle, Office of Labor Standards – Domestic Worker Community Organizing
    • Due: July 11, 2022 at 5pm PST
    • Contact: Courtney Velazquez, OLS Engagement Specialist at
    • The Washington Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Washington Festivals and Events Association (WFEA) and ArtsWA, is administering a $3.5 million grant program to provide festivals, events and celebrations across the state with relief disruptions caused by COVID. This grant program supports “legacy-level” community events, festivals, civic and holiday celebrations, cultural and heritage events, music festivals, and street and arts fairs in communities with populations of 100,000 or less. Funding supports the 2022 calendar year.

  • Working Washington Grants: Round 5 – Coming Soon
    • The Washington State Legislature has allocated a new round of grant funding for small businesses affected by the pandemic. $70 million was appropriated by the legislature for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5, with $45 million of the appropriation directed to eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations in the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues. $25 million will be directed at most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services.
  • Convention Center Grants – Coming Soon
    • The Washington State Legislature has allocated $5 million for a grant program to assist businesses and nonprofits that are dependent to maintain their operations on the economic activity created through conventions hosted in Washington state.