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Discretionary Grants Program

Grants to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits for Arts,
Basic Needs, Environment, Education, and Health

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Foundation / Corporation

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Blue Mountain Community Foundation (BMCF)

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Oregon and Washington nonprofit organizations in the Walla Walla Area to benefit local communities. Program areas include arts and culture, economy, basic needs, environment, education, neighborhoods and communities, and health and wellness. Grants for general support will be considered.

Although the majority of funds available are designated for use by organizations serving Walla Walla County, a smaller portion is available for grants to organizations outside of Walla Walla County who fall within the Foundation's service area. The Foundation’s service area includes Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla Counties in Washington, and Umatilla County in Oregon.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170699

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards generally range from $1,000 to $10,000, with the average award being $3,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the Foundation’s service area. In limited cases, other charitable entities are considered at the Foundation’s sole discretion.

Applications must include your organization’s letter of determination, or letter of determination from your fiscal sponsor or agent along with a letter of support if your organization is not a registered 501(c)(3).

Grants usually will not be made for annual fund drives, field trips, travel to or in support of conferences. No grants will be made for sectarian religious purposes nor to influence legislation or elections.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted online by July 1, 2017.

Successful proposals will receive grant acceptance paperwork by late October. Grant acceptance paperwork must be signed and returned to the foundation before grant funds can be issued to your organization. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via mail by mid-October.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Casey Richards, Donor Services Associate

Blue Mountain Community Foundation
P.O. Box 603
22 E. Poplar St., Suite 206
Walla Walla, WA 99362

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Umatilla County;   Washington: Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield counties