“Without the help of grants from the RRCF, we would not be able to meet some of the needs of the poor in our community. We have received money for client transportation, new bedding, and helping people get into rehabilitation.”
Lani Cavit, St. Vincent de Paul at St. Anthony Church
“Our small board of dedicated volunteers had big dreams and a passion for promoting the arts in Renton. Raising the funds to make that happen however, was difficult. In 2004 we created a fund with RRCF which has almost doubled since then. Our dreams have come true big time!”
Allied Arts of Renton Fund
FIRST FINANCIAL NORTHWEST FOUNDATION GRANTs
The First Financial Northwest Foundation Fund (FFNWF Fund) was created when First Savings Bank of Renton went public with its first stock offering. The board chose to partner with the Renton Regional Community Foundation to facilitate its grant program by creating two different grant funds. The First Financial Northwest Foundation Fund generally covers requests from King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.
Generally, grants awarded are for projects or organizations that do one or more of the following (not in any order of importance):
Generally, the Fund does not provide grants to:
HOW TO APPLY
Each year, the FFNWF Fund holds a single grant cycle. During the first phase, organizations submit a letter of inquiry. The donor advisors meet to narrow down the list, and the remaining organizations are asked to submit a full application.
The 2018 LOI deadline is Friday, August 17th at 5 p.m. Please go here to submit your LOI. Requests sent directly through First Financial Northwest Bank will not be considered.
Important dates to be aware of:
August 17th 5 p.m. – LOI deadline
September 14th – Agencies notified if they are being asked for a full grant proposal.
October 5th 5 p.m. – Grant applications due.
December 20th – Final grant decisions announced.
Grants will be awarded at the CELEBRATE! The Love of Community event held on February 13, 2019 in Renton.