White River Hometowns Fund Grants
The White River Hometowns Fund provides grant opportunities for organizations and projects that serve the White River community including Buckley, Carbonado, and Wilkeson.
White River Hometowns Fund was created by Marydale Brooks a longtime Buckley community resident. Marydale was a quiet philanthropist who worked closely with local community members to support special opportunities in the White River community.
“I get great joy and satisfaction in giving when community projects come together and everyone starts pitching in with their talents, resources, or pure grunt work to get the job done. It’s like a snowball effect. From what I’ve seen, giving to opportunities makes me feel a part of the community and that is a good feeling.” – Marydale Brooks
Marydale passed away in 2018. This Fund was setup as an endowment for the White River community and will continue to support its residents for years to come.
How To Apply
- Create an account for GTCF Grants Portal (you will only need to do this once)
- Log in to GTCF Grants Portal and click Apply at the top
- Locate ‘White River Hometowns 2018’ and click Apply to the right
- Complete and submit application
For help with the application process, please see this illustrated guide
Applications are due by September 5, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
In 2018, White River Hometowns Fund has $20,800 available for grants
White River Hometowns Fund founder Marydale Brooks shared GTCF’s belief that it is important to draw on the experience and expertise of local community members to review competitive grant applications. A committee of local volunteers will review applications and make recommendations to GTCF about which applications to fund.
Organizations located outside of Buckley, Carbonado or Wilkeson may apply as long as the funding requested serves only the residents of those communities.
The following is a list of items GTCF does not fund through this program:
- Religious activities or programs that convert or attempt to convert a person to a particular faith perspective
- Events or programs that occur prior to the grant decisions being announced
- Political or lobbying activities
- Debt reduction
- Agencies known to be in default on a financial obligation
Eligibility will be based on the budget of the organization sponsored, not the budget of the larger organization serving as the fiscal sponsor. However, we will require the budgets of both organizations as part of our due diligence review.
GTCF requires a written grant report from each organization who receives funding. The grant report will be due within six months of fund distribution. We will send reporting requirements before the report is due.
If you have technical questions about the application and online portal, please contact Jason Hamman, Grants Administrator at 253.345.4168 or by email here.
For questions about applying or the grant process, please contact Sherrana Kildun, Director of Donor Services at 253.345.4171 or by email here.