Discretionary Grant Guidelines

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The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound’s grants are only made to 501(c)(3) public charities that serve Thurston, Mason and/or Lewis County residents. Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 – $10,000.

We will only consider applications that:

  • Are complete and in the requested format
  • Clearly describe proposed activities and plans
  • Demonstrate sound fiscal policy and responsible financial management

We are unable to support:

  • Organizations that discriminate with regard to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, religious affiliation or presence of a disability
  • Building funds or annual fund campaigns
  • Endowments and debt reduction
  • Individuals
  • Political activities
  • Religious organizations when funds would be used in whole or in part to further the organization’s religious purposes