FIRST FINANCIAL NORTHWEST FOUNDATION FUND GRANT
THE application process
1. Determine if you qualify. Review the list of qualifications below. If you meet the requirements, please send a letter of inquiry (LOI) by the specified deadline.
2. Board Review of letters of inquiry. The FFNWF Board act as our donor advisors and will review LOIs and decide which organizations will be asked to submit a full application. Those organizations will be notified when the full application must be received. The invitation to submit a full grant application does not guarantee approval.
3. Board Review of Applications. The FFNWF board reviews full applications to make final grant decisions. Recommendations are sent to the Renton Community Foundation Board of Directors in December for final approval. Grants are awarded at the Renton Community Foundation’s annual CELEBRATE! The Love of Community event in January or February.
DEADLINE & FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS
Please follow the instructions below as you write your letter of inquiry and submit it through our ‘grants/scholarship’ application software. All letters of inquiry must be received by 5:00 p.m. August 18, 2017. LOIs received after this time will not be considered. Please note that we no longer accept LOIs or full applications by email or mail. You must use our online application software.
Please do not contact us to check on the status of your LOI. All applicants will be notified in due course, whether or not we require a full application to proceed. For questions or to request the following information in .docx format, please contact us.
All letters of inquiry must:
All letters of inquiry must include the following information:
Page 1: should be a cover sheet printed on your letterhead and should include:
Page 2: should describe the reason for your request in no more than two short paragraphs. This should not be a detailed explanation of the project. Sell us on what it is and what you hope to accomplish. Be sure to include the estimated timeline and the area to which you are applying. Program areas include:
Page 3: should provide an estimated project budget.
Generally, consideration is given to projects that do one or more of the following:
Generally, consideration will not be given to: