Meet Local Grant-makers at Eighth Annual Forum for Nonprofits

November 20, 2018

The Puget Sound Grantwriters Association (PSGA) South Sound Funders Forum will once again offer nonprofits the opportunity to meet regional grant-making agencies at an informal breakfast and information-sharing event at University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, on Friday, Dec. 7.

“The Puget Sound Grantwriters Association South Sound Funders Forum is the kind of event that creates a space for the all-important sharing of information and transparency between grant seekers and funders in our local nonprofit community, and sets the stage for clarity and ongoing communication among partners in this work,” said Holly Bamford Hunt, director of the Bamford Foundation.

Representatives from more than a dozen of Washington’s grant-making foundations and organizations will meet nonprofit professionals in an intimate, roundtable format at the university’s Wheelock Student Center.

“The feedback we get from these events is so positive, because it gives grant-writing professionals a chance to meet in person several of the trust and foundation representatives who may be able to help further their nonprofits’ causes,” said Jane Kenyon, Puget Sound corporate and foundation relations director and longtime PSGA member.

The program will begin with a networking breakfast, which will be followed by small group discussions. Attendees will participate in four 25-minute discussions with different grant-makers about funding priorities and the application process.

“I’m looking forward to participating this year, not only to share information about our foundation’s priorities, but to learn from grant seekers how we might reflect and improve on our process,” Bamford Hunt said. “It’s a shared learning experience.”


Eighth Annual PSGA South Sound Funders Forum
Dec. 7 | 8–11:15 a.m. | Upper Marshall Hall, Wheelock Student Center
$50 for PSGA members | $65 for nonmembers
Attendance limited to the first 120 participants | Register at

Participating Grant-makers
Bamford Foundation
Bank of America
Ben B. Cheney Foundation
The Boeing Company
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Medina Foundation
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Names Family Foundation
The Norcliffe Foundation
The Pride Foundation
Tacoma Rotary 8
William Kilworth Foundation