Foundation / Corporation
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF)
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Grants of up to $1,500 to Pierce County, Washington individuals for locally-driven projects that promote positive neighborhood and social change. Funding is intended to support grassroots leadership efforts and relevant, inspiring, and actionable projects that foster a sense of community. Spark grants only fund projects that occur in Pierce County.
A wide variety of projects could fit these parameters, but preference will be given to ideas that:
- Bring diverse people together (how can you bring people together who don’t normally interact?)
- Inspire a sense of community by uniting people around a common goal
- Build on community strengths or offer exciting ideas to address community challenges
- Present a realistic and achievable plan to accomplish the project within a six-month time-frame
- Are supported and led by people who are trusted and becoming recognized within their community as connectors and leaders
- Are feasible to accomplish with the $1,500 grant OR are supported with matching resources (including donated goods, services, money, or volunteer time) to ensure that the project is attainable
- Are unique efforts to support something that doesn’t already exist
Applicants are encouraged to propose interesting and innovating projects.
Grant funding is available for the expenses involved in the creation and execution of the proposed project. Spark grant funding needs to benefit the broader community.
A Spark grant might be used to fund an equipment purchase if:
- The applicant has investigated the availability of the item in the community and has determined that it is not available from a resident or institution in the neighborhood for use in the project.
- The applicant has explored the option of renting the equipment and this is not possible.
If both borrowing and renting are not feasible, the applicant must demonstrate that an equipment purchase would advance the mission of the project and align with Spark grant intent. The applicant must identify a public place where the equipment will be stored and made available to other members of the community.
Spark grants will occasionally fund contracted labor if the success of the project requires professional expertise that is not available in the community.
GrantWatch ID#: 171199
The Spark Grant Committee will recommend at least six projects per grant cycle to the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors for final approval.
This program provides a maximum grant of $1,500.
Projects should be achievable within a six-month time-frame.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1100
Tacoma, WA 98402
General E-mail: email@example.com
Please call 253.383.5622.
If you have technical questions about using the grant application system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call.
USA: Washington: Pierce County