Current Opportunities

Race Equity Grant

LFW created the Race Equity Grant fund to build power within communities that have been historically overlooked in philanthropy and to combat the disparate outcomes that racism creates for people of color, particularly in the justice system.

Our goals are to:

  • invest in communities most impacted by structural racism and oppression;
  • support community- and client-centered approaches to civil legal aid;
  • increase civil justice for communities of color; and
  • build and support anti-racist organizations and leadership.

Who can apply: Civil legal aid providers or organizations in partnership with civil legal aid providers are eligible to apply. Grant proposals can be for new or existing projects, including operational expenses, and must be focused on work in Washington State.

Grant amount: Ten $10,000 Grants

Deadline for applications: August 15


The LFW Grant Portal makes it easy for you to apply for a Partnership Grant, Race Equity Grant, or Special Grant online. We are committed to supporting programs through every step of their work, and offer grant application assistance and ongoing technical support to grantees.


Please read the instructions below before beginning an application:

1. Review Eligibility and Guidelines

Please review a grant’s specific eligibility criteria and guidelines before beginning an online application.

2. Create an Account

All applicants are required to create an account in LFW’s Grant Portal. Use the “Log In” button at the top of this page to begin. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last minute issues.

3. Complete the Online Grant Application

Once in the Grant Portal, click “Apply” on the top menu to see a list of open grant opportunities. You may preview a grant’s application questions by clicking on the “Preview” button. To start an application, click on the blue “Apply” button within a grant’s description. Complete the questions provided and either save or submit your application.

4. Application Review and Final Grant Decisions

LFW will review your application and reach out if additional information is needed. After careful consideration by LFW’s staff and Board of Trustees, you will be notified if your proposal is approved or denied.

Helpful Tips

Questions or feedback? Contact LFW Grants Coordinator, Arielle Handforth, by email.