PCC Community Grant Program


We aren’t just part of the community — we’re owned by it. Our Community Grant Program supports local nonprofit organizations that are making positive impacts in our region.

Four times a year, PCC awards grants of up to $4k to two organizations that exemplify the spirit of our local community. One environmental grant and one social action grant are awarded each quarter, and we have a particular fondness for projects and programs that involve the nexus of food, equity and sustainability. Grant recipients will receive recognition in Sound Consumer, on our social media platforms and on our website.

Read through our program guidelines here, and submit your application here. We look forward to hearing about your organization!


Our recent winners include:

Bike Works

PCC’s grant will support the “Two Wheels. Endless Possibilities.” initiative by funding equipment, scholarships and staffing. Learn more at bikeworks.org.

Wild Fish Conservancy

PCC’s grant will support adoption and use of fish traps, an indigenous and sustainable catch method. Learn more at wildfishconservancy.org.

Northwest Honey Bee Habitat Restoration

PCC’s grant will purchase planting supplies and support the general costs of this program dedicated to protecting pollinator populations. Learn more at nwhoneybee.org.

Food Is Fun

PCC’s grant will support this new after-school cooking and nutrition class series that utilizes grocery rescue donations from Columbia City PCC.

Farms for Life

PCC’s grant will provide funds so this organization supporting low-income communities can purchase produce for the 2018 season, June through October. Learn more at farms4life.org.

Coyote Central

PCC’s grant will go toward tuition costs for students enrolled in this affordable creative school’s culinary program. Learn more at coyotecentral.org.

Washington Kids in Transition

PCC’s grant will help this organization afford healthy food and childcare at their meetings and community events, making it easier for individuals and families to engage with the organization.

Street Bean Coffee Roasters

PCC’s grant will be used to fund a new training program and mobile coffee cart providing employment for at-risk youth. Learn more at streetbean.org.

Stewardship Partners

PCC’s grant will provide the funds to hire an experienced Salmon-Safe Rural Program Manager to recruit and certify three new farms as Salmon-Safe. Learn more at stewardshippartners.org.

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

PCC’s grant will fund the work of four Community Stewards with specialized training in plant removal, native plant maintenance and restoration efforts.


PCC’s grant supports this organization’s advocacy for environmental justice and equity using a grassroots approach.

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

PCC’s grant will support this organization’s Pollution Prevention Program, specifically the Lost Urban Creeks Project and marine clean-up supplies. Learn more at pugetsoundkeeper.org.