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Current Funding Opportunities:

Seattle Foundation
MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
The Norcliffe Foundation
Community Foundation Southwest Washington
Legal Foundation of Washington
Wilburforce Foundation
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Stewardship Foundation
Community Foundation of North Central Washington
Innovia Foundation
The Russell Family Foundation
Bullitt Foundation

Government Offices:

Washington State Home Page

Governor Jay Inslee – (360) 902-4111 Olympia

State Senator Patty Murray – (202) 224-2621, Washington, DC

State Senator Maria Cantwell – (202) 224-3441, Washington, DC

Attorney General Bob Ferguson – (360) 753-6200, Olympia

Washington State Elected Officials

Washington State Dept. of Health 360-236-4501, Olympia. Grants that support public health programs are available in counties throughout the state. Click on the link in the sentence above for a current listing.

Washington State Community Services Block Grants – The CDBG program provides funding to improve the economic, social and physical environment of eligible, rural cities and counties to enhance the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents, thereby strengthening the entire community.

Washington State Arts Commission – WSAC is dedicated to funding the arts and arts education, building leadership and participation in the field, and acquiring and maintaining artwork in the State’s publicly displayed Art Collection.

Other Resources:

Washington Nonprofits

Grantmakers of Oregon & Southwest Washington – a community of funders working to strengthen and expand philanthropy and improve the vitality and health of our communities. The organization is a resource for funders, an advocate for ethical and responsible charitable giving and a catalyst for effective philanthropy.

Philanthropy Northwest – promote and facilitate philanthropic and cross-sector collaboration to build resilient, equitable and inclusive communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Advancement Northwest  Based in Seattle, AFP Advancement Northwest is one of the largest Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters in the world. Its mission is to advance the skills of development professionals and elevate our profession by providing workshops, seminars and other monthly events.

Washington Nonprofits – Serves as the state association for all nonprofits in the state, helping them to learn, increase their influence, and connect with people and resources.

501 Commons/Executive Service Corps is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to other nonprofits through 30+ services, including a full range of management consulting; technology consulting (IT planning and database development); outsourced HR, accounting, IT infrastructure, and database management services; professional development; board training, and free information and referral services.

Building Changes helps build the capacity of community-based housing and service providers through technical assistance, training, and consulting services. Find out more about their consulting staff in and specialized services in Seattle, including HOPWA Technical Assistance and Community Employment Pathways (CEP).

Center for Ethical Leadership cultivates leadership and change capacity that advances social change. Based in Seattle, it supports individual, institutional, and community transformation necessary to creating healthy, just, and inclusive communities.  Part think tank, incubator, and change agency, they help people develop and carry out change initiatives.

Companis matches professional volunteer and community workers in Seattle with nonprofit agencies in need of staffing assistance. In addition to a core group of full-time volunteer professionals who commit to working for client agencies for at least one year (and who may receive a stipend), Companis also serves as a matchmaker to connect talented part-time volunteers from the community with nonprofits who need their specialized skills.

Global Washington is a catalyst for strengthening the global development sector in Washington state by leveraging resources; increasing visibility; sharing best practices; convening the sector by country, issue, and organization type; and advocating around education, global engagement, and foreign policy.

Impact Capital helps build strong communities by providing community-based organizations with the tools they need to develop quality, affordable housing; promoting economic development; and providing other vital services in rural, urban, and suburban areas throughout Washington state by leveraging investments, offering tailored loans, and building capacity through technical assistance.

InterConnection connects nonprofit organizations and underserved communities around the world to the computers and communications technology they need. Based in Seattle, they provide refurbished hardware, including laptops, desktops, monitors and peripherals at discounted rates through their nonprofit online store, Seattle retail store, and grant program.

Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy works to enhance the understanding and vitality of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector through research, education, and community engagement. The Center is base on the campus of Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.

Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center at the King County Library System, a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner at the Redmond Library, helps all types of nonprofit organizations, fundraisers, grantseekers and others interested in philanthropy get the information they need.

Nonprofit Assistance Center – With offices in Seattle and Kent, NAC empowers communities by building strong nonprofits and community leaders to achieve social justice and equity. It provides technical assistance, training, leadership development, and community-based research and evaluation, primarily to communities of color and low-income, refugee, and immigrant communities.

Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington offers Clark County-area nonprofits communications and networking resources, access to knowledge and best practices, and advocacy support. It also nurtures philanthropy in Clark County.

Northwest Nonprofit Resources offers training, access to information, communication links, and publications.

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association promotes responsible, effective grantseeking, and fosters connections among grantseekers, non-profits, and funders located in the Seattle/Tacoma areas.

Rainier Valley Corps cultivates leaders of color to strengthen the capacity of community-of-color-led nonprofits and foster collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change.

Serve Washington/Americorps advances national service, volunteerism and civic engagement to improve lives; expands opportunity to meet the local critical needs of residents of Washington; and strengthens community capacity while creating healthy and resilient communities.

Shunpike – From its center in Seattle, Shunpike helps all types of small-to-mid-sized arts groups across Washington state better manage the business aspects of art. They offer fiscal sponsorship, business clinics, a leadership lab, and can partner with you on special projects.

Social Venture Partners – Based in Seattle, SVP is a network of individuals who combine financial contributions and professional skills with a passion for philanthropy. Leveraging their collective expertise and resources, it partners with and strengthens promising nonprofits for maximum community impact.

South King Council of Human Services hosts monthly meetings where members and allies teach each other about emerging issues. It also provides technical support to agencies through a Capacity Building Project and brings the human services community together for annual events and awards.

TechSoup provides other nonprofits and libraries with technology that empowers them to fulfill their missions and serve their communities. They offer free articles, webinars, forums to everyone, and qualified nonprofits can also access 400+ discounted and donated tech products from providers like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Intuit.

Wayfind (formerly Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations, or WAACO). From its offices in Seattle, Wayfind promotes community development and organizational capacity building throughout Washington State by assisting charitable and community-based nonprofit corporations in obtaining free legal assistance on business-related matters.

Washington Lawyers for the Arts, based in Seattle, is dedicated to supporting the arts in Washington State by creating alliances and making legal resources accessible to artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. It offers legal clinics, workshops, and a speakers bureau.

Whatcom Council of Nonprofits, based in Wellingham, seeks to strengthen Whatcom County’s nonprofits by building relationships, sharing resources, and communicating the vital role of nonprofit organizations in the community. It offers a variety of resources and training sessions.

United Ways:

United Ways of Washington

Spokane County United Way – Spokane, WA

United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties – Kennewick, WA

United Way of central Washington – Yakima, WA

United Way of Chelan & Douglas Counties – Wenatchee, WA

United Way of Clallam County – Port Angeles, WA

United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties – Longview, WA

United Way of Grant County – Moses Lake, WA

United Way of Grays Harbor – Aberdeen, WA

United Way of Island County – Oak Harbor, WA

United Way of King County – Seattle, WA

United Way of Kitsap County – Bremerton, WA

United Way of Lewis County – Chehalis, WA

United Way of Mason County – Shelton, WA

United Way of Pierce County – Tacoma, WA

United Way of Pullman – Pullman, WA

United Way of San Juan County – Friday Harbor, WA

United Way of Skagit County – Burlington, WA

United Way of Snohomish County – Everett, WA

United Way of Thurston County – Olympia, WA

United Way of Walla Walla County – Walla Walla, WA

United Way of Whatcom County – Bellingham, WA

United Ways of the Pacific Northwest – Olympia, WA

Top Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME TOTAL ANNUAL GIVING 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$4,280,463,865 
The Seattle Foundation$75,578,476 
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation$42,890,595 
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust$40,607,621 
The Marguerite Casey Foundation$26,688,486 
The Norcliffe Foundation$20,868,537 
Legal Foundation of Washington$15,065,517 
The Wilburforce Foundation$11,209,421 
The Starbucks Foundation$10,064,556 
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation$8,076,080 
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington$7,458,191 
The Stewardship Foundation$6,655,231 
Community Foundation of North Central Washington$6,602,188 
Innovia Foundation$5,845,076 
The Russell Family Foundation$5,702,404 
The Bullitt Foundation$5,275,805 
Samis Foundation$4,715,868 
Yakima Valley Community Foundation$4,213,018 
PACCAR Foundation$4,106,190 
Whatcom Community Foundation$3,931,345 
The Medina Foundation$3,813,720 
Campion Foundation$3,052,714 
The Brainerd Foundation$2,795,753 
Ben B. Cheney Foundation, Inc.$2,783,296 
ArtsFund$2,766,311 
Group Health Community Foundation$2,533,194 
Bainbridge Community Foundation$2,242,659 
Banfield Foundation$2,217,726 
Grays Harbor Community Foundation$2,060,905 
Kitsap Community Foundation$2,055,757 
Blue Mountain Community Foundation$1,977,459 
Discuren Charitable Foundation$1,696,254 
Windermere Foundation$1,685,826 
San Juan Island Community Foundation$1,659,042 
Orcas Island Community Foundation$1,430,475 
Laird Norton Foundation$1,321,931 
Northwest Children’s Fund$1,275,325 
Community Foundation of Snohomish County$1,269,158 
Pride Foundation$1,243,596 
Gottfried & Mary Fuchs Foundation$1,234,150 

Community Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS 
Bainbridge Community FoundationBainbridge Island, WA; National; WA 
Blue Mountain Community FoundationWalla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, WA and Umatilla Counties, OR 
Columbia Basin FoundationGrant, Adams and western Lincoln Counties, WA and Greater Moses Lake community of Washington State 
Community Foundation for Southwest WashingtonClark, Cowlitz, and Skamania Counties, WA 
Community Foundation of North Central WashingtonNorthern Central WA 
Community Foundation of Snohomish CountySnohomish County, WA 
Grays Harbor Community FoundationGrays Harbor County, WA 
Greater Tacoma Community FoundationPierce County, WA; Tacoma, WA; occasionally grants to organizations outside WA 
Innovia FoundationBenewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone Counties of Idaho; Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties of Washington 
Jefferson County Community FoundationJefferson County, WA 
Kent Community FoundationGreater Kent/Covington area, WA 
Kitsap Community FoundationKitsap County, WA 
Northwest Health FoundationOregon and SW Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties) 
Olympic View Community FoundationSequim-Dungeness Valley, WA 
Orcas Island Community FoundationOrcas Island, WA 
Oregon Jewish Community FoundationOregon; southwest Washington 
San Juan Island Community FoundationSan Juan Island, WA 
Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation (SCAF)Camano Island and Stanwood, WA 
The Community Foundation of South Puget SoundThurston, Mason and Lewis Counties, WA 
The Seattle FoundationMostly WA 
The Skagit Community FoundationSkagit County, WA 
Three Rivers Community FoundationBenton and Franklin Counties, WA; Burbank, WA 
Whatcom Community FoundationMostly Whatcom County, WA 
Yakima Valley Community FoundationYakima county, or the Yakama Nation, WA