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Sherwood Trust announces 2023 grant application process

WALLA WALLA-Sherwood Trust has released the guidelines and schedules for the 2023 competitive grants, and is available at

The organization is offering a free virtual webinar on the guidelines on Wednesday, January 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. The event's discussion will outline 2023 grant details and include time for questions.

Registration is required and is available, along with downloadable grant guidelines, at

Sherwood Trust is a private foundation serving nonprofits and public agencies in Walla Walla, Columbia counties, and Milton-Freewater with grants and community learning opportunities.

"We expect total grant disbursements to increase this year to $1.5 million," said Brian Hunt, Sherwood Trust CEO. "We're really looking forward to hearing proposals from qualifying nonprofit and public agencies for these competitive grants."

2023 Core grants begin with a letter of interest due Feb. 1. Sherwood Trust Core Grants represent the bulk of annual grant awards, Hunt said. Core grant proposals should support an organization's most important priority, can be multi-year commitments, and generally support organizational capacity, community-building, and capital 'brick and mortar' projects.

The 2023 Impact grants are scheduled for the fall, with a letter of interest due Sept. 13. Impact grants are limited to $15,000, and this year applications are limited to qualifying organizations or agencies that have not received Sherwood Trust funding in 5 years.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application idea before submitting the letter of intent. For more information, please contact Brian Hunt or Julia Leavitt at Sherwood Trust,,, 509-529-2791.

Sherwood Trust is a private, place-based foundation that supports capacity-building to ensure that everyone in the Walla Walla Valley has a sense of belonging and contributes to a thriving region. Founded in 1991 to continue the legacy of Donald and Virginia Sherwood's efforts to make the Walla Walla Valley a better place, it has invested more than $35 million to strengthen nonprofits and improve communities here.

Sherwood Trust's guidelines and historic grant activity can be found at


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