FUNDING PRIORITIES

The Stolte Family Foundation currently focuses our grant funding toward organizations and programs that support our three key pillars.

EDUCATION &
EARLY LEARNING

Narrowing achievement and opportunity gaps, and breaking the cycle of poverty.

CLIMATE &
CLEAN ENERGY

Mitigating and adapting to climate change and promoting innovations in energy generation and usage.

ADVOCACY &
ENGAGEMENT

Investing in community movements that engage, inform, and activate all people in the political process.

EDUCATION & EARLY LEARNING

Narrowing achievement and opportunity gaps, and breaking the cycle of poverty.

We believe education is a key lever for breaking the cycle of poverty. Starting strong and addressing inequities early is crucial to narrowing gaps. Currently focused on the needs of King County, Washington, our goal is to significantly increase the number of students who are on track to earn a postsecondary credential. Ultimately, we strive to provide children with more opportunities to reach their full potential. 

PRIORITY OUTCOMES

  • Achieve equity in kindergarten readiness
  • Erase summer learning loss
  • Increase social and emotional development
  • Educate, engage and support parents and caregivers
  • Advance opportunities for innovation, research and system-building 
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CLIMATE & CLEAN ENERGY

Mitigating and adapting to climate change, and promoting innovations in energy generation and usage.

We believe a sustainable future is built on affordable clean energy and smart energy usage. Currently focused on the Pacific Northwest, we view the climate crisis through a pragmatic lens, actively seeking to support thoughtful and cost-effective design solutions. We are also interested in new approaches to policy and engaging the public through grassroots political movements. 

PRIORITY OUTCOMES

  • Build to a 100% clean energy future that is reliable and affordable
  • Identify and support emerging energy-efficient technologies
  • Champion a thoughtful integrated design approach to energy usage and generation
  • Contribute to the development of innovative policy strategies
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ADVOCACY & ENGAGEMENT

Investing in community movements that inform and engage all people in the political process.

We believe a democracy should work for its people, regardless of income, race, or language. Focusing on both Seattle and nationwide efforts, our goal is to build a robust and progressive movement through leveraged investments with lasting and significant impact. Ultimately, we strive to partner with community and political efforts that build power and engagement in politics. 

PRIORITY OUTCOMES

  • Build a robust grassroots foundation for the progressive movement
  • Strengthen the voice and participation of underrepresented communities 
  • Invest in developing and empowering community leaders
  • Make significant advances in reforms and policy that will lead to a more equitable, just, and sustainable society
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GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

We currently make grants by invitation only. Led by our collaborative approach, and working closely with community partners and advisors, we actively choose organizations who are aligned with the priorities in each of our focus areas. For the remaining months of 2018, we are focusing our efforts on deepening relationships with current grantees and planning for 2019. We are no longer accepting unsolicited Letters of Inquiry (LOI). Please circle back in 2019 for updates on each of our funding pillars. Please send questions to info@stoltefamilyfoundation.org

RFP ARCHIVES

The Stolte Family Foundation invites you to look at our previous funding cycles. We launched our first funding cycles in 2016 as we explored learning about two critical areas of closing the academic achievement and opportunity gaps. As we expand to future funding opportunities, this page serves as a historical look on how we approached funding, including criteria and funding priorities.

STOLTE FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT RFP ARCHIVES
SFF Summer Learning Loss 2017SFF Early Learning 2017