Puget Sound Charitable Grants

Will the Foundation consider a request for capital needs?
Yes. Requests for capital needs are of interest and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Foundation has a history of funding tangible needs of an organization that directly serves constituents, such as for a freezer for a food bank or a van for an elder care agency.
Will the Foundation consider a request for the operation or programs of our organization?
Usually no.  See above reply for what is generally considered for funding. 

Our organization receives funding from a variety of sources including United Way, as well as the government. Are we still eligible for funding?
Yes. We look for organizations that maximize their service potential through leverage and partnerships. Having multiple means of support is not a disadvantage or disqualification for funding consideration.

Does the Foundation award multi-year grants?
Occasionally the Foundation will make a multi-year commitment to reach a total dollar goal for a specific project. Such decisions are made at the Foundation's discretion after careful review and evaluation.

If we receive support, what is the Foundation's policy regarding press releases, recognition plaques and other acknowledgement?
The Foundation prefers to keep a low profile, concentrating on providing support rather than receiving recognition.