Watersheds Small Grants Program
Successful applications support one or more of the goals outlined in the current Action Agendas (or work plans) of the watershed councils. Examples of successful past projects include volunteer riparian plantings, invasive species removal, stream clean-up events, nature-based education preK-16 such as nature-themed school camps, citizen science, outreach to shoreline property owners, rain garden installations, rain barrel workshops, development of educational materials or purchase of equipment, signage or supplies for projects that benefit water quality or riparian habitat.
Grants are available in three watersheds: Chambers-Clover, Key Peninsula-Gig Harbor-Islands (KGI), and Puyallup-White. Select the watershed that applies to your project. View the individual council pages to your left to learn about current priorities. The project should be located in the selected watershed and/or serve residents of selected watershed. Applicants may submit more than one application per watershed, and similar projects taking place in different watersheds are accepted. All watersheds offer grant awards up to $2,500 per grant proposal.
If you have any questions about the application process, forms, or if you have a project idea that you'd like to get some feedback on before applying, please contact Krystal Kyer at (253)798-2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Ann Smolko at (253)798-6156 or email@example.com.
Thanks to all of our 2020 funding partners leveraging matching dollars to bring a combined $65,000 in funding for small environmental projects across Pierce County:
- Greater Gig Harbor Foundation
- City of Lakewood
- Puyallup Watershed Initiative - Stormwater Community of Interest
- Peninsula Light
- Pierce County
Puyallup-White Watershed: 2020 Applications Accepted February 10-April 7
Applications are due April 7, 2020. Award notifications will be made in May. This program provides small grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, teachers, businesses, and individuals wishing to enhance water quality and habitats in the Puyallup-White River Watershed (WRIA 10). This program has been re-launched as a partnership with the Stormwater Community of Interest (SCOI), a part of the Puyallup Watershed Initiative with grant administration provided by Pierce County, the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and the Puyallup River Watershed Council. Up to $20,000 is available to award in 2020. The maximum award is $2,500. Read the grant announcement for complete details and instructions. All grant materials are below:
Chambers-Clover Watershed: 2020 Applications Accepted February 10-April 7
Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Grant Applications are due April 7, 2020. Award notifications will be made in May. Small grants are available to assist local nonprofit organizations, jurisdictions, schools, teachers, and individuals wishing to enhance water quality and habitat in the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed (WRIA 12). We partner with the City of Lakewood to fund this grant program. Up to $20,000 will be awarded in the 2020 grant cycle. All grant materials and resources are available to download here:
2018-23 Action Agenda (CCWC priorities)
Lu Winsor Environmental Grant applications accepted March 2-April 7
The 2020 grant round is open! Completed applications are due by April 7, 2020. For more information or to submit a grant application, visit the Lu Winsor Grant Program page. Provides small grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, teachers, and individuals wishing to enhance water quality and habitat in the Key Peninsula - Gig Harbor - Islands Watershed (WRIA 15). We partnered with the Peninsula Light Co. and the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation to provide $25,000 in grant awards in 2020.
To apply: all grant applications must be submitted thru the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation’s online grant application portal.