Funding Guidelines

Successful grant seekers will meet the following criteria:

  • The non-profit must have a current 501(c)3 IRS certification.
  • The organization must be based in the Puget Sound community of Washington that it serves. We do not fund offshoots of national organizations.
  • The program for which a non-profit seeks funding will serve at-risk or under-served students (elementary through high school) in one or more of the following areas: reading, writing, math, science, critical thinking, homework assistance, college readiness, or the college application process.
  • The request should be for a specific project or program.
  • Smaller well-run, grass-roots organizations are given priority over those more high-profile, well-financed organizations.
  • Grants start at $10,000. First-time grants generally do not exceed $10,000. It is possible to have funding renewed each year after re-application.
  • Grantees must agree to submit a report one year after receipt of the grant.

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