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Grants to Washington Nonprofits to Benefit BIPOC Communities in Eligible Regions

Rapid Resource Fund


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Funding Source
Community Center for Education Results (CCER) - Road Map Project
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington: South King County and South Seattle

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/02/22 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $15,000 to Washington nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit communities of color in eligible regions. Eligible programs are those led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Priority will be given to programs with a focus on basic needs, academic support, and mental health. Programs must benefit the residents of South King County and South Seattle.

The Rapid Resource Fund invests in short-term opportunities that have the potential to spark change or contribute towards Road Map Project goals. Since its creation in 2013, the pooled fund aims to provide timely grants to support work in the Road Map Project region.

In 2022, the Rapid Resource Fund (RRF) will focus investments in small community-based projects led by and serving Black, Indigenous and people of color in our region. In response to community needs, this year the fund will continue to prioritize projects that support mental health, academic supports, or basic needs.

Grant Criteria

  • Connection to or alignment with the Road Map Project’s mission to support every child and young person in the region (in particular, children furthest from educational justice) to thrive in their education, communities, and life.
  • Projects prioritizing mental health wellness, academic support, or basic needs for youth (and/or led by youth) Examples could include:
    • A project that provides art opportunities to youth as a means of culturally responsive mental health intervention.
    • An organization hosts youth mental health support groups.
    • An organization hosts events/workshops that provide academic support for students during school reopening and provide postsecondary readiness.
    • An organization provides a summer learning program for students.
    • A youth-led and operated project hosts community food bank event(s).
  • Projects led by and serving Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicant Eligibility
- Grassroots organizing efforts or organizations with an annual operating fund of under $300,000 with tax exempt status* 501(c)(3) or 170(b)(1) or supported by a fiscal sponsor.
- Organizations led by and serving Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.
- Organizations** serving the Road Map Project Region (South King County and South Seattle).

* If a tax exempt status or fiscal sponsorship is a barrier to completing an application, please email the foundation.
** Eligible organizations that previously received a RRF grant can apply, however a specific request or
project can only be supported once with a RRF grant.

Pre-Proposal Conference
This year, CCER will host info sessions for prospective applicants. Sign up to attend an info session below. If you are unable to attend an info session, you are encouraged to email the Foundation with a summary of your proposed project prior to submitting a proposal so that we can better ensure proposed projects align with the 2022 Fund guidelines.

Info sessions:
- Wednesday, April 13 at 5:30-6:15 p.m.
April 13 registration link:
- Monday, April 18 at 12-12:45 p.m.
April 18 registration link:

Pre-Application Information
The submission date for applications in 2022 is May 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants will be awarded up to $15,000.

Contact Information
Please submit your application to

Direct questions to the email address listed above.

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