Mary Gates Endowment For Students

Funding for Leadership Projects/ Activities

On Campus

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship
Develop your leadership abilities through practical experience, personal reflection and in community with mentors and peers.

Community Engagement & Leadership Education (CELE) Center

Serve your community by making a commitment to a community-based organization and lead by engaging other students in public service, through service learning, one-day service projects, and community events.

Grants and Information Funding Services
The University of Washington Library’s Grants and Funding Information Service offers two types of workshops several times each quarter. Introduction to Searching covers the general principles of searching for funding, print resources, campus resources and the Internet. Database Searching covers the intricacies of two funding databases, COS and Grant Select, in a hands-on computer lab experience. Come to one or both to learn how to find the grant that is right for you!

Off Campus

City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund

The Neighborhood Matching Fund provides money to Seattle neighborhood groups and organizations for a broad array of neighborhood-initiated improvement, organizing or planning projects. A neighborhood group may be established just to undertake a project–the group does not need to be “incorporated.”

Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center
Learn about nonprofit organizations and all aspects of fundraising and philanthropy at the King County Library System’s Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center. This includes information on nonprofit organizations, management and boards, fundraising plans, grant research, proposal writing, government grants, charitable giving statistics, among many other topics. The center is an excellent resource if you hope to find grants for your organization/event.

Mix It Up Grants
You have a great idea for an activist project, but you need some money to make it go? Apply for a Mix It Up Grant! The Mix It Up Grants Program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities. Grants are limited to $250.

Do Something BRICK Award
Each year, the Do Something BRICK Award honors 6 outstanding leaders aged 18 and under and 3 outstanding leaders aged 19-25 who use their talents to take action that measurably strengthens their local communities in the areas of community building, health, or the environment. Winners in the “19-25” category each receive a $10,000 community grant.

Grant Exchange

King County offers a wide range of funding opportunities for organizations across the county. From grants supporting water quality improvement to programs for youth and amateur sports, housing stability solutions, and community engagement projects, there are resources available to empower organizations and individuals making a positive impact. Explore the options, eligibility, and application details on this page to find the financial support your community project or initiative may need.