Funding Opportunities

Questions about funding opportunities? Contact Samantha Paxton at (425) 885-4014 ext. 5 or samanthap@oneeastside.org.
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2022 Women-Owned Business Pitch Contest

(Expires: July 15, 2022 )
Key4Women, in conjunction with the UW Consulting and Business Development Center, Milgard School of Business, and TheWMarketplace, bring women business owners in five Western Washington counties a chance to share their ideas and win the resources they need to take their next big step. Through the 2022 Women-Owned Business Pitch Contest, we'll help women-owned businesses gain market visibility, access to capital, and business development and mentoring opportunities, all while fostering community collaboration and engagement.
PRIZES
  • $20,000 - Overall Grand Prize (1)

  • $5,000 - New Business Runner-Up (1)

  • $5,000 - Existing Business Runner-Up (1)

  • $2,500 - Honorable Mentions (Awarded to 7 firms)

 
Funding Opportunities
Business
Woman

2023 Explore Kirkland Tourism Grant

(Expires: July 8, 2022 )
The Kirkland Tourism Development Committee (TDC) announced the launch of the 2023 Explore Kirkland tourism grant application process, open now through Monday, August 8.
The Explore Kirkland Tourism Program grants marketing and operations funds to special events and festivals that demonstrate the ability to attract visitors from over 50 miles away and generate overnight stays. The program supports and promotes events that showcase the city’s best assets while fostering a love of Kirkland, inspiring guests to come back time and time again. The program is funded by the lodging tax collected by Kirkland hotels, motels and short-term rentals, which enables them all to share in both the costs and the benefits of tourism promotion.
Funding Opportunities
Business
Non-Profit
All

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.
Funding Opportunities
Business
Woman
Veteran
LGBTQ+
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
Latinx
Asian, Asian American, and/or Pacific Islander (AAPI)
Indigenous, Aboriginal, or Native

American Express-Main Street America Inclusive Backing Grant

(Expires: June 30, 2022 )
More than $2.05 million of grant funds are available to businesses in the U.S. through the American Express - Main Street America Inclusive Backing Grant program. The current application cycle is open to Native or Indigenous, Hispanic or Latinx, LGBTQ+, Refugee, and Immigrant owned businesses. More than 300 grants of $5,000 each will be awarded in cycles over 12 months to small businesses located in older or historic commercial districts across the country through the Inclusive Backing Grant Program. The applicant’s business must have a “brick-and-mortar” location and operate in an older or historic main street, downtown or commercial district in the United States or U.S. territories — businesses in strip malls, residences, and shopping malls are not eligible for this grant program. The applicant’s business employs 20 or fewer full-time employees, including the owner. Additional eligibility criteria apply.  
Funding Opportunities
Business
LGBTQ+
Latinx
Indigenous, Aboriginal, or Native
Immigrant or refugee

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.
Funding Opportunities
Business
Non-Profit
Government
All

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.
Funding Opportunities
Business
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)