The Morgan Fund (a donor advised fund held at Seattle Foundation) was established in 2004 to support performing arts organizations. Our goal is simple: To encourage high quality performing arts for the community.
Our primary focus is theatre and dance, and we prefer to support small to medium size organizations (budget size of less than $2 million). Typically, grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.
The Morgan Fund is announcing a special initiative for small to medium performing arts organizations in the Puget Sound region, encompassing Western Washington, Central Washington, and the Greater Portland area. Priority funding will be given to theatre and dance organizations. We encourage applicants to request grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, and we intend to distribute $150,000 in funding this cycle. Please note that we will not accept requests for general operating support as part of The Puget Sound Initiative (see below for Sustained Operating Support information).
Deadline: Grant requests for the Puget Sound Initiative must be received by September 30, 2016. Grant recipients will be notified in December.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicant organization must be a tax¬ exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization. Applicants must be located in Western Washington, Central Washington, or the greater Portland region. If you have a question regarding your eligibility, please contact us in advance of submitting your application.
What We Will Fund:
The Morgan Fund will also consider project or capital support requests from nonprofit organizations based in the United States outside of Western Washington, Central Washington, and the Greater Portland area. We review these requests on a rolling basis. Please note that the same eligibility requirements and “What We Will Fund” criteria apply to applicants outside that fall outside of the Puget Sound Initiative geographic scope.
The Morgan Fund provides general operating grants to select performing arts organizations in the greater Puget Sound Region that consistently produce extremely high quality work. The goal is to help organizations that are performing at a high level continue their good work. We are currently entertaining general operating support requests by invitation only. If you are interested in seeking general operating support in the future, please consider applying for the Puget Sound Initiative so we can become better acquainted with your organization.
Bainbridge Performing Arts
5th Ave Theatre
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Endangered Species Project
Freehold Theatre Lab
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pork Filled Players
Tacoma Little Theatre
Theatre Off Jackson