Mission and Eligibility

Geographic Area

We serve the greater Pierce County, Washington area, though some exceptions may be made for adjoining counties.

Grantmaking Timeline

Grants for the current funding cycle are due by June 1st, 2019. Grant funding will be issued on or before September 30th, 2019.

Grant Funding

We are a small family foundation that focuses on small, local area non-profits, those with annual budgets of $1,000,000 or less.

Grant Eligibility

  1. All submitting organizations must be 501(C)3 IRS qualified
  2. Preference will be given to organizations serving the people of Pierce County and/or the surrounding geographic area
  3. We encourage grants that focus on:
    • Innovative ways to enhance or expand existing programs central to your organization’s mission
    • New initiatives closely tied to your organization’s mission
    • Capital improvements critical to sustaining the mission of your organization
    • Occasionally, grants may be considered for general operating expenses
  4. Grants will not be made to
    • health care organizations
    • educational groups/organizations
    • religious communities/organizations