Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund Grant

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: May 31, 2020 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Clallam County, Washington

Location of residency: Clallam County, Washington

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Benjamin N Phillips Memorial Fund

This Fund awards grants annually to a broad range of charitable organizations serving Clallam County and is a legacy gift of Benjamin Phillips.

Phillips was born in Akron, Colo., in 1888. After graduating from the University of Washington, he moved to Port Angeles in 1913 at the age of 25. The following year he opened the Port Angeles Trust & Savings Co., which became First National Bank, and was later absorbed by Bank of America. In addition to being a successful banker, he became an established community leader in Clallam County. A long-time member of the Library Board, Phillips enjoyed classical music, particularly through Seattle Opera and the Port Angeles Symphony. The Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund was established to benefit Clallam County residents following the death of Phillips’ second wife.

What We Fund

Grants are awarded annually to a broad range of charitable organizations serving Clallam County, Washington. Grants are predominately made for one year, with no implied renewal funding. However, a two-year grant will be considered if a case is made for why funding is required for a longer period. An example of this exception is a planning or capacity-building process occurring over a two-year period of time.

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  • The Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund is interested in supporting organizations that have:
    • A mission statement that clearly defines the organization’s purpose and reflects its understanding of the communities they serve
    • A clear articulation of why it believed what it is doing is important and that it will be effective and produce desired results
    • Clearly defined priorities, goals and measurable outcomes
    • Experienced and highly qualified staff and volunteer leadership
    • A skilled governing board whose knowledge includes management, fundraising and the community served
    • A funding plan appropriate to agency size and developmental state-guiding development efforts
    • Sound financial management practices
    • Support in the community and constituent involvement
    • Proven ability to mobilize financial and in-kind support, including volunteers


  • Current grantees are ineligible to apply for new project funding following two years of Phillips support.
    • Previously funded organizations may re-apply following one year without Phillips funding.