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.

Carlson Civic Fellows Program
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.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship
Receive $2200-4500 for a public service initiative important to YOU.

Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award
Be honored for your leadership work by receiving $2500 and being honored at the annual Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership

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.”

Small Sparks
Small Sparks projects are intended to “ignite imagination, create community, and make a difference” in neighborhoods across the City. Any individual with an idea for “sparking” involvement in their neighborhood can be considered for a Small Sparks award of up to $250.00. Applications are accepted any time.

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
Fund your project relating to: watershed protection, habitat restoration, reforestation, salmon conservation, and natural resource stewardship! Receive up to $75,000 in grant funds! Grant Exchange provides grants and programs to assist schools, tribes, nonprofits, individuals and more to fund their project. Apply today!