The Honorable Mike Lowry Fund to End Homelessness
Administered through the Church Council of Greater Seattle

The Lowry Fund to End Homelessness was established by the family of Mike Lowry, former Governor and Member of Congress in the State of Washington, in order to honor his legacy and passion to end homelessness and develop affordable housing to own or rent for people of low or modest incomes.  The Church Council of Greater Seattle was established in 1919 to build relationships among congregations and the wider community to promote service to and justice for all people.  The Church Council has worked at the intersection of addressing homelessness and providing for affordable housing for all for 40 years.

Application Form:
We invite all non-profits or organizations under another non-profit with at least 1-3 years of experience to apply for a small grant in the range of $2,000 – $5,000.

Criteria for funding include:

  • Serving very low-income or low-income individuals in the Puget Sound Region
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve the outcomes desired
  • Smaller agencies, including those serving specific or several ethnic and cultural communities, urban agriculture, rural or underserved locations; community-based organization or faith-based organization.
  • Project funds rather than general operating funds.
  • Ability to leverage matching funds a plus.

Extra consideration given for organizations which make a direct connection between the crisis of homelessness and facilitating entry into permanent housing.

Please submit a letter of not more than 2 pages responding to the following:

  1. Mission of the organization
  2. Description of the program for which the funds are sought
  3. Population served by program/organization
  4. Intended use of funds
  5. Matching source for funds (if any)
  6. How outcomes will be tracked
  7. Fit of program with the values and legacy of Mike Lowry, including creating opportunities for permanent housing.

An additional page outlining a budget for how the funds would be used may be attached.

Applications are due to the Church Council of Greater Seattle by COB on December 21, 2018.  Please send completed applications by e-mail to mramos@thechurchcouncil.org.   Questions may be directed to Michael Ramos at the same e-mail address.

Download Application Form

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