Small Grants

LFW’s small grant program supports innovative ideas or new collaborations that overcome barriers to justice for low-income people.

Applications are also accepted for unanticipated expenses, such as the replacement of technical equipment or a unique training opportunity for staff or board members.

FEATURED GRANTEE: Puentes: Offering Mental Health Resource in Immigration Cases

puentesPuentes, a Latino founded and led organization, mobilizes mental health resources to support undocumented migrants and their families as they struggle with deportation and detention. In 2015, they received an LFW small grant to support their pro bono psychosocial assessment services to clients. These assessments can be crucial in deciding the outcome of an immigration case because they provide context into the circumstances surrounding a proceeding (for example, what led a person to flee their country of origin). With LFW small grant funds, Puentes was able to design and conduct an intensive training for graduate students to learn how to perform these effective assessments for immigration cases.

Who can apply: Nonprofit organizations helping low-income people overcome barriers to justice in Washington

Grant amount: Up to $7,500

Deadline for applications: There is no deadline for applications. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and awarded throughout the year.

Questions? Contact the LFW Grants Coordinator by phone (206) 957-6290 or email.