Be a Grants Volunteer

Each year, Pride Foundation receives 150-200 grant applications and we utilize a team of committed and passionate volunteers to participate in the difficult task of narrowing down the pool of applicants.

Year after year, our goal is that, when the review process is complete, the grant recipients chosen will reflect the current landscape of the LGBTQ movement, and will specifically address the critical and timely needs of communities here in the Northwest.


Our grant application is currently closed, but we are looking for volunteers to review scholarship applications!

Beginning in June 2019, we will be looking for a diverse group of LGBTQ or allied volunteer grant reviewers that are passionate about LGBTQ equality and have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Currently lives or grew up in a rural area
  • Identifies as a person of color
  • Identifies as transgender
  • Have lived or professional experience working within issue areas such as: social services, advocacy, anti-violence, community organizing, peer support, youth programs, elders services, legal services, immigration, health care access, racial justice, homelessness, and/or HIV/AIDS.

The grant review process is an excellent professional development opportunity and an impactful way of serving the LGBTQ community. Reviewers are provided training and exposure to new and innovative ideas, are engaged in the grant-making process of a major funder, gain skills in grant writing, and build meaningful relationships with other LGBTQ and allied experts from a variety of backgrounds.

Time Commitment:

  • In this time-sensitive review process, each reviewer will evaluate between 8-15 proposals over a four-week period through our online platform. The proposals are approximately three single-spaced pages each.
  • Including the orientation webinar, reading and scoring applications, and the grant review team discussion, reviewers have reported an average total time commitment of approximately 10-20 hours.

For questions about becoming a volunteer grant application reviewer, contact Eden Shore, Pride Foundation Volunteer Manager, by phone at 206-323-3318 or via email at

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