Sherwood Trust
Founded by Donald & Virginia Sherwood

Grant Applications


Thank you for your interest in applying for a Sherwood Trust grant. Our 2019 grant deadline was March 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM. At this time, we do not anticipate another grant cycle this year.

For future reference, please see below for information on our grant process, grant guidelines, and our online grant management program.

Sherwood Trust oversees three grant programs. Each process has its own timeline, application, and guidelines, as noted below. 

  1. Core Grants – Requests over $20,000. Announced and awarded in June.

  2. Impact Grants – Requests between $5,000-$20,000. Total project budget must be under $75,0000. Announced in April and awarded in May.

  3. Operating Awards – By invitation only to the organizations that Donald and Virginia Sherwood supported during their lifetime. Application instructions have been sent to eligible organizations. Awarded in March.

Please carefully review our grant guidelines for information on eligibility and all the instructions below prior to starting an application.

For more information, click below to read our most current guidelines:


**All grants to Sherwood Trust must be submitted online.**

Steps to Apply

  1. Read through the Core & Impact Grant Guidelines to determine your organization’s eligibility.

  2. The person who will complete an application needs to create a profile in Foundant, our online system.

  3. Once you have successfully created a profile, you will be taken to an Apply page that shows the grants that are available to you.

  4. Before you submit a grant, you may schedule a meeting to discuss questions about your eligibility or your application.

  5. Complete and submit your application on time - early applications welcome!

Tips for Applying and Using Foundant

  • If your organization has previously received a grant from Sherwood Trust, please email to be connected with your existing profile in our system.

  • If you have not received a grant from Sherwood Trust before, please watch the registration tutorial before you start your profile.

  • This Applicant Guide allows you to read and along and follow instructions while you complete a profile or application, or you can watch this application tutorial.

  • Here are additional tips for How to Use Foundant.

  • Review our Frequently Asked Questions.


Thank you for your interest and your commitment to building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and the communities of the Walla Walla Valley!