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Opportunity Grants

The Foundation provides Opportunity Grants of up to $5,000. These grants most often support activities in Washington state, such as holding policy-oriented roundtable discussions, conducting programming centered on our goals, and bringing in expert speakers.

Some of our Opportunity Grant funds will focus on work in Snohomish County, Washington, to further the Foundation’s priorities as described above and to honor Senator Jackson’s hometown ties to Everett, Washington.

The Foundation seeks requests that:

  • Support strong, diverse leaders who use the Jackson leadership values in public, private, and civic leadership
  • Empower climate change and human rights leaders
  • Promote the Jackson leadership values to younger, diverse generations
  • Increase awareness of climate change threats and potential policy solutions
  • Support the adoption of domestic policies that limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and accelerate the transition to clean energy
  • Strengthen the connection between researchers and policy makers in seeking solutions to internationally significant issues
  • Provide nonpartisan analysis to policymakers regarding the importance of the Global Magnitsky Act

We endeavor to form partnerships that amplify our partners’ efforts, advance our own outcomes and goals, and add value to support our partner organizations.

Grant Restrictions

Grants are not provided directly to individuals. Applicants must be based in the United States and registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Grants are also not made to cover operating deficits, for capital expenditures, to support political campaigns, or to influence specific legislation other than to make available the results of nonpartisan analysis and research. Grants to cover operating expenses are infrequently awarded, and generally focus on strengthening an NGO’s leadership capacity.

Visit to Apply online now or for additional information about the Foundation’s application procedures, please call or email Maura Sullivan.