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

There are currently no open application processes and all grantmaking is done by invitation. 

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

The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) is:

  • July 18, 2016
Once submitted, LOIs are reviewed by the foundation for potential advancement to the full proposal stage. If an LOI is advanced, organizations have approximately 4 weeks to complete and submit a full proposal. LOIs that are advanced to the full proposal stage may be advanced to one of our 2016 board meetings: March or November. Your invitation will clearly state at what board meeting your proposal will be considered.


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 2016 grantmaking cycles, please contact Grants Manager Linsey Sauer at (253) 857-1658 or at