Grant Competition

PSGA annually awards up to $2,500 in grants by inviting prominent funders to evaluate a set of finalist applications live in front of an audience. Now known as “Grantmaking LIVE!”, this session is presented at one of our fall events. The experience is both fun and educational! In 2014, PSGA initiated the Audience Choice Award, a non-cash honor for the finalist that received the most votes of our attendees.

Here is a list of recent winners of the competition:

YearFunders Panel ChoiceAudience Choice
2019King County Sexual Assault Resource CenterGRuB (Garden Raised Bounty)
2018North Cascade InstitutePushing Boundaries
2017North Mason ResourcesNew Beginnings
2016Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
2015North Cascades InstituteFirst Step Family Support Center
2014Washington CashTeens In Public Service (TIPS)
2013Urban Impact
2012Seattle Humane Society
2011Shared Housing Services
2010White Center Food Bank
2009Low Income Housing Institute
2008Rotary First Harvest
2007Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Centers
2006Olympic Park Institute
2005Youth Suicide Prevention

Information is not available for the Funders Panel Choice before 2005. The Audience Choice was new in 2014.