The mission of the Seattle Foundation is to ignite powerful, rewarding philanthropy that makes the greater Seattle area a stronger, more vibrant community for all.
To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for the Vibrant Democracy Initiative. Through the initiative, flexible one-time grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded in support of nonprofit partnerships working to strengthen the civic voice and participation of underrepresented communities in the region. Grants will range between $2,000 and $10,000 per organization depending on scope of work, nature of the activities, and its role in a partnership.
The initiative seeks to fund partnerships that strengthen the civic voice and participation of underrepresented communities working to advance racial and economic equity; build community influence in areas including but not limited to policy and systems change, advocacy, community organizing, leadership development, voter registration, voter education, and census; strengthen collaborations with other nonprofits or institutions such as school districts or government agencies; and enable groups to accomplish things they would not be able to achieve alone.
To be eligible, applicants must be working in King County, Washington, and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
See the Seattle Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.