Grants of up to $5,500 to Washington nonprofit organizations to benefit residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for organizations serving the community in the following areas of focus: community development, social services, education, health, recreation, environment and conservation, and arts and culture. Priority for funding will be granted to programs that serve the needs of the Mercer Island community at large.
MICF considers applications from organizations that benefit the Mercer Island community.
Applicants must attach a copy of their US Treasury (IRS) determination letter in order for MI Community Fund to insure we issue grants within the meaning and limitation of Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended.
Grants are not made for religious purposes, political purposes or to projects that discriminate against any protected class as defined in RCW 49.60.180.
Applications for grants should be submitted by February 15th, 2023 to be considered for April award distributions.
The Grants Committee and the Board of Directors meet annually in March to consider grant applications, so timely applications are appreciated. Late applications received no later than March 1st will likely still be considered for April funding. Applications received after March 1st will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and may require special Board approval for funding which often lengthens the review/approval/funding process considerably.
Grants from MICF may be used to match or supplement other grants. MICF will consider supplemental funding to established organizations for special projects not funded by other sources. Initial funding assistance for new organizations and projects will also be considered.