Community Grantmaking Initiative

The Safe Crossings Foundation 2019 Community Grantmaking Initiative is now closed.

In December, we will award grants of various amounts, up to $10,000.

By researching and funding leading-edge grief recovery programs in the Puget Sound region, Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) provides resources to help bereaved youth safely navigate loss, rediscover their joy, and emerge as emotionally healthy and resilient members of their families and communities. This is our vision. Your proposed program should advance that vision. We ideally seek programs that innovate, demonstrate a knowledge of the field, and address unmet need. We especially look for programs that inspire hope in youth who have lost a loved one.

Awarded grantee organizations will be expected to report progress toward goals, using the template provided, throughout the grant period. In addition, stories and photos will be required.


The process begins with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) that you will email to Your letter should be a 1-2 page summary of your proposed project that includes the following:

  • Goal(s)
  • Audience served
  • Expected outcomes
  • How you will measure success
  • Total budget
  • How the project relates to your organization’s mission


Exact dates will be announced when the 2019 cycle opens. In general you can expect the following schedule:

August 31 at 5pm Letters of Inquiry due (5pm Pacific Time)
September 10 Full proposals invited
October 31 at 5pm Proposals* due
December 18 Applicants notified of decision
December 31 Checks issued

*All proposals will be reviewed by the executive committee of the Safe Crossings Foundation Board of Directors.


  • Organizations with an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status
  • In operation for at least 2 years
  • Providing children’s grief counseling, support or education
  • Located in the Greater Puget Sound region (Priority given to King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties)

Priority beneficiaries: Projects should directly benefit children and/or teens under age 25 from lower income families & underserved populations. We encourage programs serving non-English speaking populations to apply.

Other limitations:

  • No grants to individuals or religious institutions
  • Grants cannot be used for fundraising (i.e. capital campaigns, event sponsorships, emergency funding, repaying loans, etc.) or political-related purposes.

Thank you for your interest in Safe Crossings Foundation Community Grantmaking Initiative! We look forward to reviewing your proposals.