How To Apply

2017 Grant Information

  • To join the the Puyallup Watershed Initiative, please visit the Puyallup Watershed Initiative and contact Henry Izumizaki. Note that the initiative does not accept funding requests through TRFF's LOI process. Funding requests are made through a "Community of Interest" process. 
  • We've refined our Puget Sound portfolio (formerly called Polluted Runoff and Green Infrastructure), and we're no longer accepting unsolicited applications for this focus area.
  • If you are looking to apply to the George F. Russell Jr. Fund, unfortunately this fund is does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Application Process

Environmental Education is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) through our online grantmaking system for funding in March 2018.  The deadline for the LOI is October 16, 2017.  Please review the guidelines to see if your work is a fit.

If you have been invited to submit an application, please access your profile in our online grantmaking system.

If you have a report to submit or would like to review your materials, please access your profile in our online grantmaking system.

Please direct questions to TRFF's Grants and Operations Manager Linsey Sauer at

If your organization is interested in applying for 2018 Environmental Education funding, Letters of Inquiry for our are due on October 16, 2017.  All grantmaking is done through our online grantmaking site.


The foundation’s Environment Team and Grants Manager will work closely with your organization to ensure you are informed about key information relating to your LOI submission, including: full proposal due date, site visit possibility and funding consideration timeline. If you have any questions about the foundation’s upcoming grantmaking cycles, please contact Grants Manager Linsey Sauer at (253) 857-1658 or at