In June 2019 the Foundation for Tacoma Students (FFTS) announced a one-time investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to deepen the capacity and capability of the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement. This investment presents an opportunity to elevate our collective action through sub-grant funding in three investment areas and, most importantly, strengthen our ability to improve outcomes for all students. Honoring our shared learning agenda, we are calling this initiative the Graduate Tacoma Community Learning Fund.

The application form is simple and focuses on key questions explained in the RFP. Please note that the submission form does not allow you to save your work. Please be sure to have your written answers prepared before beginning the submission form. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 8th. Applicants will be notified of their status in early December.

Please reach out to Ben Mitchell at with any questions or if you have any trouble submitting your proposal through this online portal. You will also receive a notification upon completing the form.