Grant-making began in 2005 and since then, we have awarded more than $45 million to college readiness and degree completion programs throughout Washington state.  We have awarded $15 million in grants under our Community Grants Program to selected organizations around the state; committed $12 million to a multiyear College-Ready Math initiative to help low-income students graduate from high school with strong math skills; invested over $11.1 million to fund Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count; committed nearly $10 million to a College Readiness Initiative involving AVID and Navigation 101, and committed $1.7 million to, a free, web-based scholarship clearinghouse.

Our grantees support college access and success for low-income students in Washington state.

We encourage proposals:

  •  from communities throughout the state
  •  that utilize partnerships or shared resources
  •  with programs grounded in research-based methods
  •  that have measurable outcomes

If you are planning on applying for a grant, we encourage you to read over these Tips for Competitive Grant Applications.




College Spark does not make grants to individuals.