National grant applications are reviewed quarterly — typically in January, April, July and October. Most regional grants are reviewed biannually. In the state of Washington, we review grants monthly.
When will I find out if I've received the grant?
We review requests in due course after the close of the application cycle. Due to the volume volatility, we cannot predict the exact length of time. Organizations can generally expect to receive an answer within 8 weeks after the close of the grant cycle.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
I'm running a race and am looking for sponsors. Can Safeway sponsor me?
We regret that we do not sponsor individuals.
How can I let you know that a Safeway employee volunteers at my location?
On the online submission form, there is a space for you to provide the email address of the Safeway employee that volunteers or serves on your organization's board. We highly recommend you fill in this section.
My organization is based in a community you serve, but our work is in Africa. Can I still apply for a grant?
Unfortunately, no. All nonprofits must serve people in our communities.
How do I know what communities you serve?
Enter your zip code in the designated area at the top of this website to see what communities we serve.
Do you support 501(c)(4) organizations?
No, we only support organizations with a valid 501(c)(3).
Do you provide seed money?
Are your grants restricted or unrestricted?
We prefer to fund restricted/project-based grants.
Since I have received a grant from Safeway for several years, do I still need to apply?
Yes, please. Each grant award is valid for one year only and must be requested annually.
Can I apply for more than one grant from The Safeway Foundation?
We typically limit our funding to once a year.
If you'd like more grant-writing information, feel free to explore the links and resources we've provided below.
Corporate Giving Online
Explore The Foundation Center's fee-based online database of corporate donors that support nonprofit organizations and programs through grants and donations. Requires a paid subscription.
Foundation Center Online
The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse that collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.
Use the free Foundation Finder to search for organizations by name. Additionally, you can search the Center's databases of more than 98,000 grant makers and more than 1.7 million grants, for a monthly or annual fee.
Foundation Grants to Individuals
For a low monthly fee, you can search the Foundation Center's online database of over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.
FundsNet Services Online
At the Fundsnet site, you can find funding organizations by category and subject area, including: foundations, national grant makers, regional funders, international funders, government funding, and more.
Grant Seekers Toolbox
From the Donors Forum of Chicago, this site delivers a step-by-step tutorial on how to find funding.
This is a commercial site for grant seekers who are looking for federal, foundation and state grants. For a monthly fee, you can sign up to receive daily bulletins on new and updated grants.
Grants and Related Resources Guide
Find reference guides and information sources, blogs, grants for nonprofits, grants for individuals, funding for business and economic development, national grant makers, international and foreign grant makers, funding opportunities, and much more.
Guide to Grants
Search grants by subject or from a listing of grant makers, from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Open Directory: Grant-Making Foundations
Explore listings and links, as well as foundations by category: animal welfare, arts, business, children, community foundations, corporate grant makers, development, education, environment, humanitarian, medical, music, peace, race, science, U.K., U.S., and women.
Philanthropic Capacity Building Resource (PCBR) Database
The Human Interaction Resource Institute has put together this database of more than 300 capacity building programs from U.S. foundations. You can get information about each program, search for programs by type, and obtain reports.
At this site, you'll find numerous grant opportunities listed by the members of proposalCENTRAL, which is a collaborative effort among nonprofit, government and private grant-making organizations, primarily in the health area.
The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published weekly by the Philanthropy News Digest. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grant-making organization.
Yahoo! - Grant-Making Foundations
Categories include: agriculture, the arts, children, community development, corporate, education, environment and nature, journalism, medical research, peace and non-violence, public policy, science, technology, and region-specific.