Deadline for neighborhood Spark Grant May 1

Tacoma and Pierce County residents have until the end of this month to apply for a local grant to help improve their neighborhoods.

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Spark Grant program aims to bring people-powered ideas to life within Pierce County by leveraging $1,500 “micro-grants” to fuel go-getters, grassroots organizers and connoisseurs of community who have great ideas on how to make their neighborhood a better place. Projects funded by this program are inspiring, actionable, and relevant to their local community. A wide range of projects are eligible, but priority will be towards those that bring diverse groups together, build on community strengths or offer exciting ideas to address community challenges.

The deadline to apply for a Spark Grant is Weds., May 1. Grant recipients must live or work in Pierce County, and all projects must take place in Pierce County. Grantees will be chosen by Mon., July 15. More information is available online at

Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee will be briefed on the program during its meeting on Mon., April 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Conference Room 248.