Application Process and Eligibility:
The Foundation annually funds in several grantmaking strategies. Our application process in all of our strategies is invitation only; we do not accept solicitations. To be eligible for a grant from Grousemont Foundation, applicants must be classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity or 170(c)(1) government instrumentality by the Internal Revenue Service.
With the exception of our International Cycle, the geographic focus of our grants is generally the Puget Sound region.
In support of current needs in our focus area of Youth and Children:
Through an invitation-only application process, we make grants to programs supporting youth and children, following the schedule below.
Youth Grant Cycles Schedule 2018-2020
2018 Spring Cycle: INTERNATIONAL
2018 Fall Cycle: HUMAN SERVICES
2019 Spring Cycle: ARTS & ARTS EDUCATION
2019 Fall Cycle: HEALTH & WELLNESS
2020 Spring Cycle: ENVIRONMENT
2020 Fall Cycle: EDUCATION & LEARNING
In honor of our founders:
We make one (or more) large gifts in support of a capital or project campaign in the areas of community development, the arts, education and civic renewal.
In support of the learning and engagement of our younger generations:
The Grousemont G5 Grantmaking Committee is comprised of members of the fifth generation of the Wright/Rolfe family. The Committee decides on a focus area each year for a collective grantmaking process, and distributes one or more grants totaling $50,000 through an invitation-only RFP process.
In support of the civic involvement of our current family members:
Trustees of the Foundation and family members involved with community organizations are encouraged to submit funding requests to the Foundation for support of causes that are important to them.