The Medical Funds Grant

Seattle Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 23, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Research

Location of project: Washington

Location of residency: King County, Washington

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Overview & Selection Criteria

Seattle Foundation administers the Medical Funds program to support medical research of potential benefit to the community and to address specific healthcare needs. 

A total amount of $175,000 is available for grants annually. Typically no more than $25,000 is disbursed to any one organization. 

Two types of grant funds are available to organizations/institutions through the Medical
Funds program:

Medical Research Projects
Grants are available in the fields of cancer, cardio-pulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. Special consideration will be given to investigator-initiated research projects. Areas of interest include immunology, oncology, neurology, molecular biology and genetics.

  • Grants will be given to requests for specific equipment.
  • Preference will be given to organizations/institutions with the capacity to disseminate research findings and who receive regular support from other recognized funding sources (including the federal government).
  • These funds are not to be used for patient care. Research activities can include patient care, but the primary purpose of these grants is to support the purchase of equipment used in medical research.
  • Highest priority will be given to equipment requests that benefit multiple investigators.
Projects Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Low-Income Children

Grants are also available to organizations that are administering projects addressing the healthcare needs of low-income children. Grants will be given to requests for specific equipment and support for capital campaigns or facility renovation projects. 

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


  • All applicant organizations must be located primarily in King County and qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.