Birkenfeld Memorial Trust Fund Grant

Seattle Foundation


Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $1,000,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2019 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Preferred: Columbia County, Oregon, Counties in Washington: Jefferson County, Kitsap County, Mason County, Thurston County Other eligible locations: Oregon, Washington

Location of residency: Preferred: Columbia County, Oregon, Counties in Washington: Jefferson County, Kitsap County, Mason County, Thurston County Other eligible locations: United States

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Overview:

The C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust was established in 2006 as an Area of Interest Fund of Seattle Foundation. The goal of the Trust is to make one-time grants to organizations improving the quality of life for Puget Sound residents. 

We are looking for organizations that are working in the arts, horticulture, wildlife, maritime and human service sectors, particularly agencies serving residents in Kitsap, Mason, Thurston and Jefferson Counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon.

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

Eligibility:

  • Eligible organizations must have current status as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity, as determined by the IRS, or have a fiscal sponsor with this status.
  • Applications will be accepted from organizations working in the arts, horticulture, wildlife, maritime and human service sectors, particularly agencies serving residents in
    • Kitsap, Mason, Thurston and Jefferson Counties in Washington , and 
    • Columbia County in Oregon.
  • Organizations with religious affiliations will be considered for grants only if their activities address the needs of the wider community without regard to religious belief; proposed projects may not contain any content or activity intended to proselytize, even when participation in such activities is voluntary.

Preferences:

  • Priority is given to projects providing significant naming opportunities, such as buildings and capital improvements;
    • Applicant organizations must have reached the point in their planning that they have site control, final construction documents and budget, all necessary permits, and have made substantial progress in fundraising prior to being considered for a grant.
  • The Trust is interested in funding 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 believes 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 development efforts - Sound financial management practices
    • Support in the community and constituent involvement
    • Proven ability to mobilize financial and in-kind support.

Ineligibility:

  • Grant requests will not be considered for:
    • Tax-supported schools or universities
    • Agencies receiving more than 20 percent of their operating income from governmental sources
    • Medical or hospital causes
    • Development or improvement projects for sports fields
    • Salaries or administrative expenses
    • Individuals
    • Organizations that discriminate on the basis or age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.
  • Current grantees are ineligible to apply for new project funding until the project previously funded by the Trust is completed and the final report submitted to The Seattle Foundation.


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