Eligibility & Guidelines

The Foundation reserves the right to determine the eligibility and competitiveness of any application.

Priority funding initiatives

The Puget Sound Energy Foundation will focus its support on programmatic and capital requests that provide opportunities to promote safety and emergency preparedness.

The following Washington counties comprise the PSE service and operations area:

  • Chelan
  • Columbia
  • Cowlitz
  • Douglas
  • Garfield
  • Island
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Lewis
  • Pierce
  • Snohomish
  • Skagit
  • Thurston
  • Whatcom


The following deadlines have been established:

  • June 1 and October 1

Organizations that receive funding will be eligible to apply for another grant one year from the original grant application deadline. Qualified applicants who do not receive funding may re-apply as often as they choose.


Non-profit organizations with an IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status that are located in and serve the people of Puget Sound Energy's service and operations area are eligible to apply for a Puget Sound Energy Foundation grant.

The grant process is competitive. Requests will be evaluated in relation to all proposals received and the availability of resources.


The Puget Sound Energy Foundation is focused on charitable contributions and does not sponsor fundraisers such as galas, breakfast, lunch or dinner programs, auctions, golf tournaments, walk-a-thons, etc.

Information about PSE's community giving can be found here.

The Foundation also does not fund:

  • Individual K-12 schools, youth groups or clubs.
  • General operations.
  • Tuition or membership dues made to service clubs, social or fraternal organizations.
  • Grants that benefit an individual or specific family or group.
  • Religious organizations of any kind, unless the program is open to the public such as a food bank.
  • Organizations that discriminate.

Ready to apply?

Visit our Apply for a Grant page to apply online now!