Questions about funding opportunities? Contact Samantha Paxton at (425) 885-4014 ext. 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abbott-LISC Initiative to Support Diverse Businesses in Health
Abbott and LISC are collaborating through a $37.5 million initiative to support diverse small businesses and the communities they serve. This includes growth capital (businesses only repay LISC if and when they meet certain growth targets), loans and coaching to help business leaders grow their companies and create jobs. The Abbott-LISC initiative is open to companies nationwide with a focus on diverse-owned small businesses. Diverse-owned include those that are majority owned by people of color (including Black, Latino, Asian and Native American business owners), women, veterans, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ, and other historically underrepresented groups. A small business must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the initiative:
- Based in the United States, with an annual revenue of $250,000 or more;
- In operation for more than two years, with an ability to deploy capital toward business improvement and growth; and
- Part of the healthcare industry, with a focus on manufacturing diagnostics, nutrition products, medical devices and other healthcare technologies, or offering business-to-business products and services that the healthcare industry can use such as IT, human resources, and construction, among others. Sole proprietors are not eligible for the program.
Behavioral Health Facilities Program: 2021-2023 Competitive Founding Rounds
The Behavioral Health Facilities (BHF) program aims to support community providers in expanding and establishing new capacity for behavioral health services in local communities. The BHF program funding is open to eligible organizations who are either a community hospital or a community based behavioral health provider. Applicants must be either a nonprofit, for-profit, local government or a Tribe. Nonprofit and for-profit business applicants must be registered in the State of Washington. Funded projects must be able to meet all applicable licensing and certification requirements under specific RCWs and WACs pertaining to the behavioral health services proposed in the facilities to which the funding will be applied. Grants made by the BHF program are for reimbursement of capital projects only. Capital costs include acquisition, design, engineering, construction and capitalized equipment associated with establishing behavioral health facilities. All funded projects must result in an increase in capacity for community-based behavioral health care.
Black Founder Startup Grant
SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux, bluemercury, twelveNYC, and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. Applications are rolling. If you have already applied, there is no need to apply again. Due to volume, we will only reach out to those selected to receive grants.
Community Grants Program
The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The Foundation provides Community Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations in the following areas: Economically Empowered Individuals, Vibrant Business Ecosystems, and Thriving Communities. Grants range from $3,000 to $10,000. 2021 Community Grant Guidelines here.
Costco Wholesale Grant Application
Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. Our Charitable Contributions Committee is charged with overseeing our charitable giving and encouraging decentralization of charitable giving so that the greatest impact is where Costco's employees and members live and work. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, which meet our giving guidelines and focus areas, are considered. Costco accepts and reviews funding requests throughout the year on a rolling basis, and organizations are eligible to submit one application per fiscal year (Sep-Aug). Learn more here.
Federal Assistance Program for Northwest Manufacturers
*Many agriculture, seafood and service firms have also qualified for this program. Eligible companies can receive up to $75,000 in matching funds to implement projects aimed at improving sales growth, new market development, efficiencies, and more. Our staff will work with you at no cost to determine if your company is eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms grant funding. All information will be treated as “business confidential.” Learn more about the process here.
Please contact us for more information or to start the qualification process. Our staff can quickly assess your company’s eligibility for the program.