Grants

Resilience Fund Grants

Applications are temporarily paused.

Resilience Fund applications have been put on a brief and temporary hold while we transition from 2021 to 2022. Please check back on January 31, 2022, for the updated framework, guidelines, eligibility, and link to the 2022 application.

If you submitted a Resilience Fund Grant application on or before December 22, 2021, your application will be evaluated under the 2021 guidelines and framework. You can expect to be notified of an award decision by March 1, 2021.

If you began a Resilience Fund Grant application in 2021 but have not submitted it yet, Community Foundation Staff will be happy to support you in transitioning the work you already put in over to the new process when it opens again.

Please contact our Director of Community Programs, Daisha Versaw, at daisha@thecommunityfoundation.com or (360) 705-3340 if you have questions, wish to provide feedback, or would like individual support.

WANT TO HELP BUILD THIS FUND? DONATIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY ARE WELCOME!

In the meantime...

Thurston County nonprofits that have experienced documented financial harm due to COVID-19 which has not yet been addressed by previous state or federal relief funding are invited to consider applying for a Thurston Strong Nonprofit Recovery Grant. The Thurston Strong Nonprofit Recovery Grant is directed to nonprofits working to recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19. The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound will administer the program on behalf of Thurston Strong partners with majority funding support provided by Thurston County.

Note: The Thurston Strong Nonprofit Recovery Grant is unrelated to our other grant programs, including the Resilience Fund Grant program. Applying for a Thurston Strong grant will have no impact on consideration for future Community Foundation funding opportunities, so if your organization is eligible, please do not hesitate to apply.

Resilience Fund Grants

Application

Applications are temporarily paused.

Resilience Fund applications have been put on a brief and temporary hold while we transition from 2021 to 2022. Please check back on January 31, 2022, for the updated framework, guidelines, eligibility, and link to the 2022 application.

If you submitted a Resilience Fund Grant application on or before December 22, 2021, your application will be evaluated under the 2021 guidelines and framework. You can expect to be notified of an award decision by March 1, 2021.

If you began a Resilience Fund Grant application in 2021 but have not submitted it yet, Community Foundation Staff will be happy to support you in transitioning the work you already put in over to the new process when it opens again.

Please contact our Director of Community Programs, Daisha Versaw, at daisha@thecommunityfoundation.com or (360) 705-3340 if you have questions, wish to provide feedback, or would like individual support.

Resilience Fund Grants

Reporting

The Community Foundation aspires to keep the community and our donors informed about the benefits generated from the grants we make.  Grantee reports help tell the stories of our communities.  The Grant Report is used to capture information to help us communicate your work to the larger community.

Resilience Fund grant recipients will be required to submit a grant report, typically within 8 months of receiving funds, unless other arrangements (such as a site visit or report extension) are made. You will receive an email notification with reporting instructions approximately 6 months after your funding is awarded.

Daisha Versaw at daisha@thecommunityfoundation.com with any questions about Resilience Fund grant reports.

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