Kawabe Memorial Fund Grant

Kawabe Memorial Fund

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $10,000

Next deadline: Jan 11, 2019

Later deadlines: Apr 12, 2019, Aug 9, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Washington: Island County, Jefferson County, King County, Kitsap County, Mason County, Pierce County, San Juan County, Skagit County, Snohomish County, Thurston County, Whatcom County Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: King County, Washington

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Foundation Mission

The Kawabe Memorial Fund was established in 1971 to support and promote general operations and programs of nonprofit agencies devoted to the care of low-income children, families and seniors. The Fund also provides very few capital grants to churches; as well as scholarships to support teachers and the clergy. The Kawabe Memorial Fund typically supports organizations serving the people of the Puget Sound area.

Foundation Purposes

The Kawabe Memorial Fund is a private foundation established under the will of Harry S. Kawabe. The purposes of the foundation are set forth in his will, which require grants to be awarded in the following categories:

  • Human Services - General operating and project support for institutions and social service agencies devoted to the care of indigent, children, and aged persons.
  • Religious Institutions - Capital grants to churches for improvement of physical facilities.
    • Most grants are to churches in the city of Seattle.
    • Scholarships for training of teachers, priests and ministers.

NOTE: As of 2015, the foundation is moving to an online grant application process through the Bank of America website. All grant requests must be submitted through this site: https://www.bankofamerica.com/philanthropic/grantmaking.go. Search for the foundation’s name on the drop down menu; this will bring you to a link to the application form. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

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


  • Most grants are awarded to agencies and churches in the Seattle/King County area.
  • Grant requests for specific programs are encouraged but requests for general operating support will be considered.
  • Grants from the Kawabe Memorial Fund are 1 year in duration.


  • Grant requests for specific programs are encouraged but requests for general operating support will be considered.

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