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:

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

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