Rick Steves’ Europe Fund- Equity Grants- Summer Cycle 2018

At Rick Steves’ Europe, we view travel as a potentially life-changing experience. Teaching good and thoughtful travel is our number one priority. As travel teachers, we inspire people to acquire the skills necessary to make their trip an enjoyable, economical, smooth, and rewarding experience. We strive to be “teachers first,” and encourage travelers, as well as our employees, to be thoughtful, cooperative, and respectful, be open to change and considerate of new ideas, and have a willingness to learn new skills.

Our philanthropic activities support organizations that share the same values. Accordingly, our grant program intends to strengthen policies and systems to improve health, social, racial, and economic outcomes by focusing on places, policies, and systems changes in Snohomish County that address racial equity. The committee is particularly interested in improving systems for people in underserved communities and in bolstering the capacity of organizations serving those communities. We encourage public and private sector partnership for social change. Understanding that social problems are products of networks of cause and effect at a policy and structural level, we focus on advancing systems change as the most effective way to achieve equity and opportunity. School districts, nonprofits, cities and public agencies serving Snohomish County residents may apply. Capital expenses, direct services and programs are NOT considered for funding for this grant

Grant Criteria

For example, grants could support the following:

  • Internal training for boards and staff
  • Community engagement and outreach
  • Legal services
  • Policy analysis and development
  • Training and education
  • Collaboration and partnership efforts
  • Research and evaluation


Grant range: up to $5000

Deadline: 8/31/2018

Notification: Agencies will be notified within 30 days of the committee decision.

Follow Up: Grant Evaluation and Report to be completed online within one year of grant award.

Apply: here

For questions regarding grants or the online grant process, contact Elizabeth Moran


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grants- Awarded- 2017

Organization Funded Amount Project Name
Communities of Color Coalition $3,000 Organization Capacity Development
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County $4,906 Everyone Deserves to be Safe
Edmonds Community College $4,580 2018 Global Leadership Summit “Comparative Global Leadership: Social Inclusion, Social Justice”
Everett Community College $3,000 Five Dimensions of Equity Curricular Resources
Foundation for Sustainable Community $1,500 Farmer Frog Common Ground: Overcoming Barriers to Community Integration
Washington Family & Community Engagement Trust $5,000 The Children’s Leadership Institute
Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County (dba Workforce Snohomish) $1,500 Flexible funds for individuals with barriers


For more grant opportunities at the Community Foundation click here.