BMCF Discretionary Grants

Blue Mountain Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 1, 2020

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Umatilla County, Oregon, Counties in Washington: Columbia County, Garfield County, Walla Walla County

Location of residency: Umatilla County, Oregon, Counties in Washington: Columbia County, Garfield County, Walla Walla County

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About this funder:



The majority of funds available are designated for use by organizations serving Walla Walla County. A smaller portion is available for grants to organizations outside of Walla Walla County who fall within the Blue Mountain Community Foundation's (BMCF) service area. Grant awards generally range from $1,000 to $10,000, with the average award being $3,000.

Successful proposals will receive grant acceptance paperwork by late October. Grant acceptance paperwork must be signed and returned to the Foundation before grant funds can be issued to your organization. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via mail by mid-October.

Grant applications are reviewed by the Foundation's Grant Review Committee, which makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final determination. Grants are typically awarded for one-year periods.

Grants are directed across the domains of a healthy community: arts and culture, basic needs, economy, education, environment, health and wellness, and neighborhoods and communities.

Grants for general support will be considered.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Who may apply: 
    • Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the Foundation's service area, namely Columbia, Garfield and Walla Walla counties in Washington and Umatilla County in Oregon.
    • In limited cases, other charitable entities are considered at the Foundation's sole discretion.


  • Grants usually will not be made for annual fund drives, field trips, travel to or in support of conferences.
  • No grants will be made for sectarian religious purposes nor to influence legislation or elections.