Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
08/30/19 11:59 PM PDT (Midnight)
Grants averaging $25,000 to Southwest Washington nonprofit organizations, tribal and governmental agencies, schools, and churches in Cowlitz, Clark, and Skamania Counties to address the issue of intergenerational poverty. Applicants seeking multi-year funding must contact Foundation staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support programs and initiatives that provide underserved families and communities with access to the tools and opportunities needed to get ahead in life.
To accomplish this goal the Foundation invests in the following community impact areas, which it believes will improve all lives in southwest Washington.
- Basic Human Needs:
Many in the community are working to survive, and every day presents a challenge to find food, shelter and security. For this reason, the Foundation funds organizations and programs that fulfill the basic needs of underserved people, families and communities. This includes needs such as food security, rent and utility assistance, affordable housing, physical and mental health, caregiving, domestic violence services and more. By addressing these pressing needs as they arise, people are better able to plan for their futures.
- Educational Attainment:
In today’s economy, a good job and upward mobility increasingly depend on educational attainment. Without access, inclusivity and strong social supports, even students with great potential can encounter barriers. We invest in efforts that provide equitable opportunities along the entire educational continuum from birth to adulthood, so that every child enters school ready to learn and is able to achieve their goals for post-secondary success.
- Asset Building:
All southwest Washington residents should have the opportunity to achieve financial security. We fund efforts to improve the economic health of the people and communities who face the biggest barriers to mobility. These include asset- and wealth-building strategies, employment services, financial planning and credit repair, small business development, homeownership, community livability, economic development and more.
Organizations may apply for the following types of support:
- Operating support — Unrestricted funding to support an organization’s mission
- Programs & Projects — Support for new and established services or initiatives
- Modest Capital Projects — Investments in buildings, equipment, and technology
- Capacity Building Support — Funding to strengthen organizational infrastructure, including support for diversity, equity, and inclusion work
The Community Foundation seeks to partner with organizations and initiatives that:
- Meet an important community need in southwest Washington
- Can demonstrate past impact or strong potential of future impact in addressing intergenerational poverty
- Build awareness around and address the root causes of intergenerational poverty
- Collaborate and share, carrying out their work in coordination with partners or in cohorts
- Address disparities and increase opportunities for historically underserved people and communities
- Are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, both internally and in their partnerships and in their service delivery
- Meaningfully engage the voices, perspectives and expertise of the people and communities they serve in the development, implementation and evaluation of their work
GrantWatch ID#: 181964
The average grant size for this program is $25,000.
The Foundation makes a limited number of multi-year awards. If you are interested in exploring multi-year funding, please contact the Program Team prior to submitting an application.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you need additional assistance, the Program Team can be contacted at email@example.com.
Community Foundation for
610 Esther Street, Suite 201
Vancouver, WA 98660
USA: Washington: Cowlitz, Clark, and Skamania Counties