$532,072 Funded since 1986

Apply for Covid-19 Unmet Needs grants here

The Kent Community Foundation COVID-19 Unmet Needs Grant is designed to provide funding for capacity building, for organizations supporting efforts made toward stabilization and recovery by addressing the inequitable impact of the pandemic.  Grant funds must benefit the Greater Kent community and/or immediately surrounding areas.

Applications will be awarded for up to $5000.

Submit grant applications to:  Kent Community Foundation, PO Box 5493, 98064 or

Apply for Afghan Crisis grants here

The Kent Community Foundation Afghan Crisis Fund is designed to provide funding for  nonprofit organizations supporting families and individuals in the Greater Kent/Covington community area, providing food, meals, and other critical resources during the Afghan Crisis.

Submit grant applications to:  Kent Community Foundation, PO Box 5493, 98064 or

Apply for Kent Community Foundation arts & education grants here

Each year the Kent Community Foundation accepts proposals from community groups and schools for cultural arts and education programs. The Foundation awards grants on a semi-annual basis:  January 31 and July 31  deadlines.

Other funding options:

Apply for Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation grants here

(The Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation promotes good health, physical education, and academic achievement, by providing scholarships and grants for amateur athletes in the Puget Sound Region. To encourage participation in athletic competitions in team and individual sports, as well as providing grants to local youth and amateur sports associations for equipment and facilities for use in our community.)  Grants are awarded on a semi-annual schedule with April 30 and Oct 31 deadlines.


  • SeaMar Health Centers – Reading Program
  • Pacific Model United Nations – attendance for KSD students

2021 Arts and Education Grant Recipient

  • John Volken Academy

2020-21 COVID-19 Resource Grant Recipients

  • Kent Hope
  • Seattle Union Gospel Mission
  • Communities in Schools Kent
  • World Relief
  • Kent United Methodist Church
  • The Covington Storehouse
  • Vine Maple Place
  • Afghan Health Initiative
  • Living Well Kent
  • Project Feast
  • Rotary Club of Kent – District Matching Funds
  • Eagle’s Nest
  • Valley Cities – Mental Health program
  • Redeemed by the Blood – Holiday meals

2020 Arts and Education Grant Recipient

  • Maple Valley Symphony Orchestra – summer camps
  • Steel Magic Northwest – canopies for outdoor performances
  • Communities in Schools Kent – on line mentoring
  • Music4 Life Kent – supporting Kent School District students
  • Close Up Foundation – Civic Education Program for low income Kent youth

2019  Arts and Education Grant Recipients

  • Kent International Festival – Arts Exhibition
  • City of Kent – Kent Kids’ Arts Day
  • Kent Music4 Life – supporting Kent School District students 
  • Puget Sound Keeper Alliance – Lost Urban Creek Project
  • Kentridge High School /robotics – new kits for elementary schools
  • Glover Empower Mentoring – Martin Luther King Jr. outreach event