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Nesholm Family Foundation Grant

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Nesholm Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/22 - for Performing Arts


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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs within the focus areas of arts, education, and health and human services. Funding is intended for project-specific support or general operating support. Grants will support programs and activities that contribute to the quality of life in the City of Seattle.

The Performing Arts: The city of Seattle is known nationally as an outstanding center for the performing arts.  The performing arts are a primary force in shaping cultural heritage and in contributing to the vitality of society.  The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that:

  • Encourage the highest professional performance standards
  • Improve the availability and accessibility of the arts
  • Support artistic and organizational development

Health and Human Services (by invitation only): The Foundation is concerned with community, public health, and quality of life issues.  

Education (not for the current funding cycle): Educational opportunities provide the means for fulfilling human potential and enriching the community. Public school systems play an essential role in the future of the community and democratic institutions. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178580

Term of Contract:

Grants are usually awarded for one year. Occasionally, the Foundation may invite renewal applications after evaluation of progress and review of plans for further work.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are considered only from organizations ruled to be tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are not private foundations as defined in Section 509(a) of the Code, other than qualified private operating funds.

The Foundation will not consider applications for:
• Ongoing normal operations or operating deficits
• Debt retirement or endowment funds
• Loans of any kind
• Contributions to general fund drives, annual appeals, federated campaigns
• Scholarships and fellowships, or the benefit of specific individuals
• Basic science research

Also, the Foundation will not consider requests for grants to:
- Conduit organizations, i.e., tax-exempt organizations that pass funds on to organizations not tax-exempt in their own right
- Organizations that carry on propaganda or attempt to influence legislation or elections
- Institutions that in policy or practice unfairly discriminate against race, ethnic origin, sex, or creed
- Activities of sectarian or religious organizations that principally benefit their own members or adherents.

Pre-Application Information:

For Performing Arts the Foundation will receive applications until January 15, 2022.

For Health and Human Services, the Foundation is accepting applications by invitation only. For Education, the Foundation is not accepting applications at this time.

You will receive a determination letter within 3 months of the Foundation meeting. During this period staff may also request additional information or a site visit.

A wait of at least one year between application submissions is requested, regardless of whether you have been funded in the past.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Nesholm Family Foundation
120 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 340
Seattle, WA 98122

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