Grants

$524,122 Funded since 1986

Apply for Covid-19 response grants here

(Funding for this grant is limited at this time, we are presently fundraising to continue supporting our local organizations)

The Kent Community Foundation COVID-19 Resources Grant is designed to provide funding for organizations supporting families in the Greater Kent/Covington community area, providing food, meals, and other critical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submit grant applications to:  Kent Community Foundation, PO Box 5493, 98064 or grants@kentcommunityfoundation.org

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 grants@kentcommunityfoundation.org

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 quarterly basis:  January 30, April 30, July 30 & October 30 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.

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

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