The Whitehorse Foundation 

The Whitehorse Foundation was established in 1990 as a supporting organization of The Seattle Foundation. The mission of The Whitehorse Foundation is to fund organizations working to improve the quality of life for residents of Snohomish County, Washington. Each grant application to the Foundation is thoughtfully considered by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

There is a two-step application process. The first step in seeking support is to submit a concise two-page letter of inquiry describing your project and request. The second step is a formal application process for those requests that are determined to meet the Foundation’s funding criteria.

Letters of inquiry can be submitted at any time and the board meets twice a year to consider funding requests.

We understand that worthwhile efforts may require several years of support to achieve their objectives. We will fund projects for several years, sometimes by approving multi-year grants to be paid in annual installments. However, annual funding renewal is always subject to review and approval by the Foundation board, based on progress reports and performance in the previous year.

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations for project support or ongoing operating support. The Foundation is interested in programs in the early stages of development, which convey an achievable funding plan (demonstrating strong community commitment) or a compelling impact.

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss your proposal, please contact Program Director Ceil Erickson at (206) 515-2131 or