The Medina Foundation Grant

From The Medina Foundation

In honoring the vision of our founder, Norton Clapp, the Medina Foundation aspires to improve lives by granting primarily general operating funding to human service organizations that provide direct support to Puget Sound residents.

Grant uses


The Medina Foundation funds in the following focus areas:

  • Positive Pathways for Youth
    • Ensure that young people’s basic needs such as safe, stable housing are met
    • Mentor, tutor, and support youth as they find their own voice, achieve their own goals, and build new skills
    • Support transition points through school, from early education through postsecondary, including job training
  • Stabilization for Families and Individuals
    • Alleviate hunger, primarily through larger food distribution networks or rural food banks that are also a hub of additional services
    • Prevent homelessness or quickly stabilize people who are experiencing homelessness
    • Offer programs that prevent or reduce the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, and abuse
  • Economic Opportunities
    • Offer job training and entrepreneurship opportunities
    • Teach skills and assist with obtaining credentials needed for career advancement
    • Provide financial education


Organization's Location
Program Location
WA (Puget Sound, including Clallam County, Grays Harbor County, Island County, Jefferson County, King County, Kitsap County, Mason County, Pacific County, Pierce County, San Juan County, Skagit County, Snohomish County, Thurston County, Whatcom County)
Organization Type

Grant amounts awarded reflect both the needs of the nonprofit and the Foundation's desire to see the presence of other support. Generally, this means no more than 10% of an operating or capital budget. We do consider making exceptions for innovative start-ups. 


Environmental, arts, healthcare-related or political programs
Religious institutions for religious purposes
Private foundations
15k – 25k


You may submit applications every year.
Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Application deadline
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Required Attachments
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
Contact info
Review Criteria

We look for organizations that are addressing critical community needs, engaging in strategic planning to meet well-mapped programmatic and financial goals, and seeing positive results through their programs. We believe organizations that are driven by strong leadership, through a diverse and engaged board and a dedicated executive director and staff, have a high likelihood of success.