From Sustainable Ballard
Grant writing resources for Sustainable Ballard and other local community initiatives: possible foundation and corporate philanthropy giving programs.
Many foundations and corporate programs have funding priorities in environmental issues, sustainability, and public education in the Northwest.
Office of Economic Development (OED):
The FaÃ§ade Improvement Program provides grants to small business owners and commercial property owners to enhance the exterior appearance of their buildings. FaÃ§ade grants may pay up to 50% of the cost of renovations, in some cases equaling $10,000 of City invested money.
Department of Neighborhoods(DON):
Four different matching fund opportunities are provided through DON.
The Large Project Fund: is for projects which take up to 12 months to complete and need more than $15,000 - up to $100,000.
The Small and Simple Projects Fund: is for projects seeking awards of $15,000 or less and can be completed in 6 months or less.
The Tree Fund: Neighborhood groups can apply for 10 to 40 trees for planting along residential planting strips.
The Neighborhood Outreach and Development Fund (including Small Sparks): Makes awards for projects that involve new people in neighborhood organizations or activities.
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU):
The primary focus of the grant is to provide funds to protect water quality and to improve awareness by involving neighbors in projects that protect the quality of surface water. The second focus is removal of graffiti and litter in and around business districts and neighborhoods in Seattle.
The grant helps neighborhoods flourish and thrive by supporting neighborhood festivals that attract diverse audiences, community clean-ups and neighborhood beautification projects, the creation or enhancement of pocket parks and gathering spaces.
The Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grantsâ€”a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector.
Philanthropy Northwest Directory
Philanthropy Northwest is an association of community, private and public foundations, corporations and individuals committed to improving the quality of life in our five-state region. Promoting effectiveness in the practice of philanthropy, they offer technical assistance, information, consulting and networking to both established and emerging grantmaking institutions and philanthropists.
Timberland invests company resources through a combination of time, finances and in-kind resources in non-profit organizations whose missions are consistent with their vision and values. Grants specifically focus on projects that engage and empower youth and communities to engage in volunteerism and groups that are actively engaged with the ecosystem and/or that work to increase the understanding of environmental sustainability; primarily those organizations whose innovative practices support the exploration and development of alternative energy resources.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works with business, industry, universities, and others to increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. One way EERE encourages the growth of these technologies is by offering financial assistance opportunities for their development and demonstration.
Earth Share of Washington provides support for 60+ leading conservation and environmental organizations. We're best known for helping companies build their employee giving (a.k.a. payroll contribution) programs. This unrestricted support ranges from $5,000 to more than $60,000 per year, depending on donor preferences.
Letter of interest due April 30, 2007.
The Mountaineers Foundation promotes the study of the mountains, forests and streams of the Pacific Northwest, and contributes to preserving its natural beauty and ecological integrity. Our organization is dedicated to providing critical support to environmental, conservation, and educational programs. We fund modest short-term projects consistent with those purposes, with a maximum grant normally at $5000. Our funding criteria are based on our by-laws, articles of incorporation, and status as an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization.