The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is accepting applications for Spark Grants. This is a grant program designed to help bring people-powered ideas to life within Pierce County, WA. “Micro-grants” are intended to support go-getters, grassroots organizers and connoisseurs of community who have great ideas on how to make their neighborhood a better place.

Projects funded by this program are inspiring, actionable, and relevant to their local community. A wide range of projects are eligible, but priority will be towards those that bring diverse groups together, build on community strengths or offer exciting ideas to address community challenges.

Eligible applicants are those who live or work in Pierce County. All proposed projects must provide benefit to the broader community and take place within Pierce County.  Awards may only be granted to an applicant once in a 12-month period.

Priority will be given to ideas that:
* Bring diverse people together.
* Inspire community action.
* Present a solid strategy that is realistic and achievable.
* Are led by organizers who are trusted and recognized as connectors.
* Provide matching resources.
* Inspire with your interesting and innovative ideas!

Please read the grant guidelines carefully to determine allowable expenses for your project. There are several expenses that are not allowable.

Grant submissions are accepted through a simple online form.   Please do not send additional information (i.e. DVD’s, photos, etc.).

Application deadlines are the second Friday in March, and the second Friday in October.

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