Applications due July 1, 2013
If you organization does not currently have a nonprofit organization profile on our site, please submit a Nonprofit Profile Request Form.
The Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund was established as an area of interest fund in 2006 by the estate of Joy Phillips to honor her late husband. The goal of the Fund is to make grants to organizations improving the lives of Clallam County residents. Approximately $250,000 is distributed annually, with grants ranging in size from $1,000 to $25,000; the average grant size in 2011 was $15,000.
What We Fund
Grants are awarded annually to a broad range of charitable organizations serving Clallam County. Grants are predominately made for one year, with no implied renewal funding. However, a two-year grant will be considered if a case is made for why funding is required for a longer period. An example of this exception is a planning or capacity-building process occurring over a two-year period of time.
The Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund is interested in supporting organizations that have:
- A mission statement that clearly defines the organization’s purpose and reflects its understanding of the communities they serve
- A clear articulation of why it believed what it is doing is important and that it will be effective and produce desired results
- Clearly defined priorities, goals and measurable outcomes
- Experienced and highly qualified staff and volunteer leadership
- A skilled governing board whose knowledge includes management, fundraising and the community served
- A funding plan appropriate to agency size and developmental state-guiding development efforts
- Sound financial management practices
- Support in the community and constituent involvement
- Proven ability to mobilize financial and in-kind support, including volunteers
Current grantees are ineligible to apply for new project funding until the project previously funding by the Fund is completed and the final report is submitted to The Seattle Foundation.
For capital projects, applicant organizations must have reached the point in their planning where they have site control, final construction documents and budget and all necessary permits, and have made substantial progress in fundraising prior to being considered for a grant. In general, the entirety of a capital project’s costs will not be awarded and only one grant will be made by the Fund over the course of the project.
The next deadline is July 1, 2013.
The following steps outline the application process and information we are requesting. Please use this information to help you get started so that you are ready to submit your application. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at email@example.com or call 206-515-2107.
The first step of the process is to contact a staff member to ensure that your organization is a strong fit for our funding strategies. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 515-2107.
The second step is to create an account login on our website. If you don't have one yet, we encourage you to create an account as soon as possible, as it can take up to two business days to validate your login.
The third step is to edit or create a profile for your organization on our website. If you already have a profile on our website, then access https://www.seattlefoundation.org/account/pages/NPOProfile.aspx to access your profile for editing. (If you are new to our website, you will be taken to a login/registration page first, where you will need to create an account -- see Step Two above.)
If you do not yet have a profile on our website, then please email email@example.com and let them know you are interested in applying for the Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund grant but do not have a profile yet.
Organizations completing a profile are asked to provide: a description of their organization, their mission statement, a brief description of up to three programs or services they offer to address their mission and stated need of the organization; and one of their organization’s recent successes and one of their organization’s current needs.
The fourth step is to complete an online application (available in May 2013). Once you have created a login and completed your organization’s profile you will be able to begin the online application. Please follow the above link to access the online application.
Please refer to the Application Components for a complete list of narrative questions and required attachments.
Step Five (For grant recipients only)
The fifth step requires completion of a Status Report within one year from the date an organization receives a grant.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-515-2107.