Sustainable Path

Spring 2017 Request for Proposals: Innovations In Sustainability

ISSUE DATE: February 13, 2017

Our 2017 spring grant cycle will award funds to non-profit organizations managing projects in the greater Puget Sound region that are focused on sustainability. At the heart of our work is the recognition of the interdependence of natural systems and human activity and the vital need to work together on our path to a sustainable future. Our work is based on the belief that evidence-based solutions can help us address some of our region’s most significant challenges.

A common thread connecting our grant awards is an interest in action-oriented projects that enhance the sustainability of our region while directly engaging citizens. We view our grantees as partners in identifying and solving issues facing our region and promote their successes and opportunities for involvement to our community. We emphasize innovation in funding both interesting experiments and projects that will have significant impact.


Sustainable Path Foundation seeks organizations with strong leadership and a clear strategic vision. Proposals should clearly state the root problem addressed by the project and the vision of how a successful project will foster a more sustainable future within our region. Both one-time projects and ongoing work will be considered.

Proposals will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  • Implements evidenced-based solutions.
  • Tests new, innovative approaches to issues of sustainability.
  • Involves a collaborative approach and community
  • Demonstrates a likelihood for expansion or replication.
  • States explicit desired outcomes in furthering sustainability in our region.


Sustainable Path will accept proposals from non-profit organizations in the greater Puget Sound region.

  • Organizations that currently have a grant from Sustainable Path are not eligible for this cycle.
  • Please note that we will not fund K-12 educational projects in this grant cycle.


  • Submission due date: Friday, March 10, 2017 by 6:00 PM

Sustainable Path RFP-February 2017

2017 Grant Guidelines for Application

2017 Sustainable Path Grant Application