How To Apply

2018 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.
  • Our Environmental Education portfolio is not accepting anymore applications for 2018 funding.  The Letter of Inquiry process for 2019 funding opens on September 5, 2018.  A detailed timeline is available on the Environmental Education page.
  • If you are looking to apply to the George F. Russell Jr. Fund, unfortunately this fund does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Application Process

The Environmental Education Letter of Inquiry process for early 2019 grants is open from September 5th through October 16th.

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


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 and Operations Manager Linsey Sauer at (253) 857-1658 or at