The Baker Foundation Grant

Grants to Pierce County, Washington Nonprofits
for Youth, Education, and the Arts

GrantWatch ID#: 179971
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Baker Foundation


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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 and grants of $25,000 to Pierce County, Washington nonprofits for programs, capital projects, and endowments in the areas of education, the arts, and for local youth. New applicants must first submit an LOI outlining their proposed service to the Tacoma region.

Funding is intended to support fine arts, education, and health institutions, programs, and events that benefit Pierce County residents, with an emphasis on youth programs. In addition to program grants, capital and endowment gifts of $25,000 will also be awarded to eligible organizations.

Program grants average between $2,500 and $10,000. Capital gifts and endowment grants are $25,000 each.

Grants are made only to 501c3 non-profit charitable organizations. As a general policy, The Baker Foundation does not make contributions for:
- Projects which are primarily or normally funded by public tax funds
- Religious organizations for sectarian purposes.
- Basic research
- Grants to individuals

The Baker Foundation confines grants primarily to the State of Washington, Pierce County.

Deadlines for formal applications are April 1 and September 1 of each calendar year.

If you are a new applicant or have been declined for funding in the past year, please submit a proposal letter that summarizes your project.

Application Process:

- All new applicants, as well as those who have been declined for funding in the past year, must submit a proposal letter that summarizes the project (limit two pages). Proposal letters that fit the Foundation's current priorities will be asked to move on to the second step. Those requests that do not fit current guidelines will receive acknowledgment of receipt of the proposal letter.
- After acceptance of your proposal letter, the applicant may access the online application or an application may also be provided by mail.
- The Foundation’s Board of Directors will review the formal application, and all grant applications will be reviewed at one of the Foundation’s bi-annual meetings.
- The Foundation usually mails checks within one to two weeks of a grant’s approval. The check will be mailed with a letter outlining the terms of the grant, i.e., that the funds will be used for the purpose stated, and that follow-up reports about the project funded will be sent to the Foundation board before future grants will be considered.

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

See below in Supporting Documents for Grant Application Form.

The Baker Foundation
110 S. 9th street, suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-383-7055
Fax: 253-383-7057

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