The Morgan Fund (a donor advised fund held at the 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 $1,500 to 15,000.
The Morgan Fund is announcing a special initiative for performing arts organizations in the Puget Sound region, encompassing Western Washington, Central Washington, and the Greater Portland area. Priority funding will be given to small and medium sized theatre and dance organizations. We encourage applicants to request grants ranging from $1,500 to $15,000, and we intend to distribute $250,000 in funding this cycle. Requests for general operating support by invitation only.
Deadline: Grant requests for the Puget Sound Initiative must be received by September 30, 2017. Grants will be announced and funding distributed by the end of January, 2018.
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:
In addition to the annual Puget Sound Initiative cycle, the Morgan fund will accept Letters of Inquiry and review these on a rolling basis. We will consider:
All requests must align with the types of grants we provide as outlined in the Puget Sound Initiative. Applicant organizations 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. Please note that it may take up to four weeks to respond to your letter of inquiry.