How We Fund

The Cedarmere Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding. Please do not submit any documents to us unless you have already received an invitation to do so.

The Cedarmere Foundation has recently updated our approach to grantmaking with the intent to simplify the grant application process for our community partners and to reduce barriers to funding. We seek to build relationships with organizational leaders and staff to understand their capacity building needs and how our investment can make a difference in strengthening organizational practices.

Beginning in 2022, we will no longer require a written grant proposal and report and will learn about our community partners’ capacity building efforts through site visits and conversations.

If you have any questions about the grant application and reporting process, please contact Danielle Baer, Cedarmere Foundation Grants and Communications Manager, at or leave a message at (206) 260-9069.


Photograph above courtesy of Rainier Valley Corps