Working Together

Funders Accepting Proposals Year-round


Grant Goals / Objectives / Categories Eligible Applicants Grant Size Deadline

Amgen Foundation


Philanthropic focus:

  1. Quality of Care and Access for Patients

  2. Science Education

  3. Community Life (includes King and South Snohomish Counties, WA)


No amount specified

Letter of Inquiry is accepted thoughout the year.

If chosen for further consideration, the organization will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Awesome Foundation Grants

The Awesome Foundation awards micro-grants every month for awesome ideas. Projects range across a wide spectrum, from public artwork to mobile applications to scientific experiments.

Individuals and organizations

$1,000 grants every month

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Boeing Charitable Foundation

Boeing supports recreation and the conservation of natural resources. Boeing also supports programs that stimulate sustainable economic development. The company accepts applications for not only cash grants but also for in - kind donations and services.


$1,000- $100,000

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

Brainerd Foundation

The Brainerd Foundation’s mission is to protect the environment of the Northwest and to build broad citizen support for conservation. The foundation funds nonprofit organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory within the following funding areas:

 Other grant programs:

Grassroots Fund

Grants from this fund are typically made to small organizations confronting critical challenges in their communities. Working directly within the landscapes where they live, these groups have local perspective and knowledge, giving them unique leverage at the local level.  These grants range from $5,000 - $10,000.

Opportunity Fund

These grants are awarded to Northwest-focused organizations confronted with a timely opportunity to protect critical ecosystems, impact significant conservation policy debates, or address critical organizational issues. These grants range from $500 - $3,000


 The three funding area grants typically range from    $10,000- $50,000

Inquiries are accepted on an ongoing basis.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

Do Something Seed Grants

These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact.

Individual ages 25 and younger

Award $500 grant weekly

Accepted on an ongoing basis.

L.L. Bean Charitable Giving Program

L.L. Bean focuses giving on national and local outdoor conservation and recreation organizations.  Four primary categories:

  • Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Culture and the Arts 


No amount specified

Applications may be submitted at any time.  

Send requests to:


Lazar Foundation

The Lazar Foundation funds projects that protect the environment in the Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, and Idaho.
The Foundation accepts inquiries for projects related to these interests
1. Conservation of large, biologically significant terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
2. Preservation of biological diversity.
3. Projects that broaden the environmental movement.
4. Projects that strengthen or increase the capacity of the environmental movement's ability to develop, shape, and communicate its message.


No amount specified

Letters of inquiry are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Funding categories include:
1. Education
2. Scientific Research
3. Arts and Culture
4. Health and Human Services:  A diversity of projects and programs designed to enhance the quality of life in the region. Efforts to preventively meet the physical, spiritual, social, and psychological needs of people, with an emphasis on youth.


No amount specified
$10,000 - $500,000

The Trust accepts letters of inquiry on an open basis.  If the proposed project appears to be eligible for Trust consideration, a formal application packet will be sent.

Norcliffe Foundation

The purpose of The Norcliffe Foundation is the improvement of the quality of life of all people in the community by the application of financial and human resources.

Geographical Areas - Puget Sound Area of Washington State

The Norcliffe Foundation provides grants in the areas of health, education, social services, civic improvement, religion, culture and the arts, the environment, historic preservation and youth programs.


No amount specified

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Outdoor Foundation Community Investment Fund

The Outdoor Foundation will award grants up to $1,000 to projects that directly result in young people engaging in outdoor recreation.

  • Projects must increase participation in outdoor recreation among young people.

  • Projects should have clear goals and measurable objectives.

  • Project outcomes must include high-resolution photos highlighting project impact.

  • Projects should have a recommending local outdoor retailer/brand involved in the program.


Up to $1,000

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Puget Consumers  Co-op Community Grants

Four times each year, PCC awards a $1,000 grant to a school or nonprofit that exemplifies the spirit of our local community.

Focus on funding projects and programs that involve food, especially those relating to food education, nutrition and/or food sustainability.


$1,000 grant awarded four times/year

Applications are reviewed quarterly

Surdna Foundation

 The Surdna Foundation seeks to create just and sustainable communities where consumption and conservation are balanced and innovative solutions to environmental problems improve people’s lives. The Sustainable Environments program funding priorities:

  • Regional Food Supply

  • Urban Water Management

  • Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

  • Sustainable Transportation Networks & Equitable Development Patterns


No amount specified

Letters of interest are accepted throughout the year.

The Tiffany and Co. Foundation

The Foundation's mission is to protect the beauty of nature and the creativity of human nature.  The program areas are:

  • Responsible Mining

  • Coral Conservation

  • Urban Parks

  • Excellence in Design


No amount specified

Letters of inquiry are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

Waste Management Charitable Giving

Waste Management lends support and services to causes that promote civic pride, economic development and revitalization.

Giving Guidelines
Environment - Waste Management helps provide renewable resources to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and to conserving and maintaining wetlands, wildlife habitats and green spaces for people's enjoyment.

Environmental Education - Waste Management prefers to support environmental education programs targeted at middle and high school students. This includes environmental and science related projects, science fairs, Earth Day projects and others.

Causes important to the areas where they operate - Local Waste Management facilities identify charities located in the immediate community that they serve and in many cases may have predetermined which organizations they will support that year.


No amount specified

Applications are accepted year round and are reviewed on a continuous basis.

Wilburforce Foundation

Wilburforce Foundation protects wildlife habitat in Western North America by actively supporting organizations and leaders advancing conservation solutions.

Wilburforce’s Cascadia Priority Region stretches from Washington’s border with Canada to Oregon’s border with California, and focuses funding almost exclusively on protecting and restoring the ecological integrity and resilience of National Forest lands in the Cascades mountain range.

The foundation partners with organizations working towards achieving the following goals in the Cascadia Priority Region:

  • Ecologically effective populations of wildlife thrive throughout the Cascadia

  • Land management practices protect and restore the ecological integrity and native biodiversity of these lands


No amount specified

Applicants who are interested in submitting a grant request must phone or email the appropriate program officer prior to developing a proposal.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Hewlett Foundation makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy. 

The goals of the environment program include:

  • Conserve the Western United States and Canada for wildlife and people

  • Slow global climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  • Ensure that the U.S. energy supply is clean and consumption is efficient

  • Address environmental problems that disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area

 Not specified

 Not specified

Letters of inquiry accepted on an ongoing basis.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.