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Global Program:
How to Apply

Seattle International Foundation's Global Program was designed to provide resources to non-profits based in Washington state working to alleviate poverty in developing countries. Organizations based outside of Washington State are not eligible to apply. Please review our 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 grantee portfolios for more information about our grantees.

The program is open to 501(c) 3 organizations, or those with fiscal sponsorship, with an annual organizational or project budget of less than $2 million (USD). The program seeks to support organizations launching new projects, or working to establish or expand an international project or program. Organizations may apply for up to $15,000 (USD) annually.

Round 2 of the Global Program opens on Monday, September 8, 2014. Grants provided through this round will be announced on November 20th at SIF's 5th Annual Women in the World Breakfast. Preference will be given to organizations working with women and girls in developing countries.

To submit an application under the Global Program, please follow these instructions:

  • Proceed to our online grants system (
  • Click 'Create a New Account', if you do not already have an account
  • Once you are signed in, click 'Apply' in the top left corner of the dashboard
  • Click on the application form entitled 2014 Global Program | Round 2
  • All applications must be received by Monday, October 6, 2014 to be eligible for funding

To review SIF's general guidelines for grantmaking decisions under the Global Program, click here.

Having trouble with our online application system? Visit our troubleshooting page here.

Past Grantees: Please keep in mind that future requests for funding are not eligible until SIF staff have received a final narrative report, financial statement, current IRS 990 form, and photos documenting the project funded. All final reports are due within three months of the project concluding, or within one year of the grant, allowing time for review by SIF staff prior to the next funding cycle.

For more information about SIF's grantmaking programs, please contact:
Michele Frix at or Ashley Skoch at 206-547-9330.

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