About PSGA

The Puget Sound Grantwriters Association was founded by Goodwin Deacon in 1990, and became a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2000. Today, we have over 400 members. As far as we know, we are the first successful grantwriters' organization in the United States. We still have the most active regional grantwriters' association in the country.

PSGA now offers lunchtime program meetings in Seattle and Tacoma. PSGA members have free access to all meetings each year.

Our Annual Conference draws 300-400 participants every year and the Funders Forum almost always sell out. We also offer other learning opportunities throughout the year: Specialized Trainings are taught by experience instructors; Grants Cafés offer informal opportunities for you to meet and network with your colleagues. Our members' listeserv is a vital source of information about grantwriting in the Northwest. To find out more about what we offer, please visit the programs page.

We are pleased to support a vibrant community of grantwriters in the Puget Sound area. Join us!


The Puget Sound Grantwriters Association promotes responsible, effective grantseeking and fosters connections among grantseekers, non-profits and funders.


  • To create an engaged membership
  • To develop excellent programs
  • To strengthen the non-profit sector
  • To improve our communities


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Scholarship Opportunities

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