2022 Competitive Grant Program

PSE Foundation is Empowering Community Resiliency and is proud to announce the launch of our 2022 competitive grants program, which intends to distribute $600,000 across the communities served by Puget Sound Energy.

We welcome local 501(C)3 nonprofit organizations and tribal governments who charitably serve the public within PSE’s 10-county service area to apply for funding. Local PSE employee volunteers will then review applications received from organizations within the community where they choose to work, live and raise their families.

Funding Overview

Grant requests must demonstrate how funds will help rebuild, strengthen or establish efforts, contributing towards the resiliency of their program, organization and overall communities. Applicants may request grant awards ranging $5,000 - $15,000 for the giving priorities listed below.

  • Food security
  • Sustaining shelter programs
  • Childcare support
  • Nonprofit staff training and development
  • Other resiliency-related capacity building

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2022

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Eligibility

IRS 501(C) 3 public charity or a tribal government designation.

Reside in and serve the public within Puget Sound Energy’s 10-county service areas (Whatcom, Island, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Pierce, Lewis and Thurston counties).

Cannot fund: Individual K-12 schools, youth groups, clubs, families or persons. Fundraisers or event sponsorships. Cannot be classified as a religious or political organization unless charitably serving the public without discrimination such as a food bank.

Grant-application Support:

PSE Foundation recognizes that many nonprofit organizations do not have access to a professional grant writer or certified fundraising expert (CFE) to complete their submittals. That’s why this program includes a simplified grant application and unique supporting services.

Watch the video below for a step-by-step instructional walkthrough of the program and application designed to help you with your submission. Then, if after reviewing this video you still have questions or need support to complete your request, please contact us to learn what resources we may be able to offer you.