Funders Forums

The Funders Forum is held in Seattle in the spring and in Tacoma in the fall. In half a day, you will personally get to meet several funders. Here is how it works:

Grantmakers will be seated at round tables. These funders will represent private foundations, corporations and government organizations. You will have four 25-minute sessions to hear funders discuss the basic facts relevant to their grant programs - giving priorities, deadlines, application processes, contact information, etc.

The Funders Forum is popular among grantwriters and other nonprofit staff members at all levels. For those new to grantwriting, it is a great opportunity to meet and learn from grantmakers. For experienced grantwriters, it is a chance to find out any changes in grantmaking.

What Attendees Love about the Funders Forum

  • "Getting to talk directly with Funders - there's nothing else like it!"
  • "Learning nuances that grant guidelines don't reveal."
  • "After spending a few hours researching companies ahead of time online, it was much more informative hearing directly from the companies/foundations themselves."
  • "Getting funder's contact information and being invited to call/email them directly with questions."

The event often sells out. Sign up for PSGA announcements and become a member so you can benefit from priority registration and discounts.


2017 Seattle Funders Forum

April 7, 2017
Doubletree Suites
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188