Funders Forums

PSGA hosts two Funders Forums per year. The Seattle Funders Forum in the spring, focusing on funders working in the Seattle area, and the South Sound Funders Forum in the winter, focusing on the South Sound area (Tacoma, Olympia, etc.). Prior to 2020, these events were held in Seattle and Tacoma, but now we host them virtually to increase accessibility.

The next Funders Forum is April 26, 2024. Click here for more information and to register!

Here is how it works: 

Funders 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 discover any shifts in grantmaking. Be sure to review the Funders Forum Etiquette prior to attending.

We look forward to having you join us. If you are a funder interested in participating, please email us at

What Do 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.