Community Grants

Community Grants are currently offered to local nonprofit organizations through two community grant programs that occur when funds are available. These grant cycles are irregular in timing, so if you wish to be notified when they occur, contact SCAF and asked to be put on the notification list. 

Who Is Eligible to Apply? 

Nonprofit Organizations – Any active 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a project in need of funding that directly benefits the community is eligible to apply. (Organization must be listed as active on the IRS exempt organization verification site, 

501(c)(8) and 501(c)(19) organizations are also eligible to apply, but must fill out a separate application and follow expenditure responsibility participation requirements (download participation requirements here). 

Public Agencies – Public agencies such as schools, libraries, parks, fire and police departments with an unfunded project that directly benefits the Stanwood-Camano community may apply. 

Grants are available for both projects and operating funds. Projects must meet the following criteria to be considered: 

  • They must directly benefit the Stanwood-Camano community (defined by the boundaries of the Stanwood-Camano School District).
  • They must be realistic and attainable.
  • They must have experienced project staff and/or volunteers in place who can successfully implement the project. 

Operating fund grants are only available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations physically located within the boundaries of the Stanwood-Camano School District. Operating fund grants are most likely to be awarded to start-up ventures rather than established nonprofit organizations. 

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, which will, at its sole discretion, select projects to fund.