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Thurston Strong Nonprofit Recovery Grant Program – Washington


The Thurston Strong Nonprofit Recovery Grant is directed to nonprofits working to recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19.

Donor Name: Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

State: Washington

County: Thurston County (WA)

Type of Grant: Grant

Type of Entity: Nonprofit Organizations

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing

Size of the Grant: $20,000


The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound will administer the program on behalf of Thurston Strong partners. The majority of funding support has been provided by Thurston County.

This project is supported by funding awarded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury under the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Award as provided by the American Rescue Plan Act.


  • Stabilization grants for COVID pandemic-impacted nonprofit organizations

Funding Information

  • Approximately $810,000. Individual grants will be issued in amounts up to $20,000 based on demonstrated COVID pandemic impact.

Eligible Recipients

  • Headquarters or major operations in Thurston County (grant funding must be spent in Thurston)
  • Must have 501c3 tax-exempt status (some applicants may be referred to separate business, minority business or agricultural business grant programs)
  • All nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply
  • Must have been in business prior to March 1, 2020, and currently operating or in the process of reopening
  • Grant funding must be used for COVID-related impact reimbursement and/or COVID-induced operational change expenses (receipts/proof of expenses may be required)
  • Eligibility for religious organizations will be determined on a case by case basis. To be considered these programs must meet a critical need in the community and not require religious participation.

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to submit evidence of COVID-related economic impact. Acceptable forms of proof include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting/tax forms showing a revenue decline of 20% or more annually or in any quarter in FY 2019 and the corresponding quarter in 2020 or 2021.
  • Receipts or documentation affirming costs associated with new expenses driven by COVID-related impacts (hiring bonuses, PPE expenditures, goods and services price increases, etc.)
  • Receipts affirming costs associated with business operation changes driven by COVID-related impacts (space reconfiguration costs, equipment/tech costs, emergency staffing or consulting fees, etc.)
  • Pending rent or utility invoices (not already remedied through other state or federal programs)
  • Other proof of COVID-related financial impact (our grant application reviewers will consider other forms of impact proof via direct interaction with applicants)

For more information, visit Thurston Strong Grant.

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