Safeco Insurance Fund Giving Guidelines


The Northwest

The Safeco Insurance Fund primarily funds organizations and programs that serve Washington and Oregon.



Safeco Insurance Fund gives priority to educational programs that encourage disadvantaged youth to excel academically and create opportunities for life-long success through learning.

Health and Human Services

Safeco Insurance Fund supports organizations and programs that are committed to improving the quality of life and safety in our communities.



Safeco Insurance Fund invests much of its funding in youth. Priority is given to programs serving children and teenagers.

Low-Income Families and Individuals

Safeco Insurance Fund favors organizations and programs that create opportunities for self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and families.

People with Disabilities 

Safeco Insurance Fund supports organizations and projects that promote the participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of our communities.

Types of Support

General Operating Support

General operating funds are considered for agencies whose missions closely align with the mission of Safeco Insurance Fund.

Program Support

Organizations with missions that are not educational or health and safety-related are encouraged to request specific project funding relevant to the programmatic thrust and priorities of our philanthropy program.

Apply for a grant

To apply for a grant from the Safeco Insurance Fund, please use our online application form. Applications are reviewed approximately every ten weeks; however, applications submitted after September 30 may not be reviewed until the following calendar year.


Safeco Insurance Fund does not provide philanthropic support for:

  • Individuals
  • Foundations that are primarily grant-making agencies
  • Organizations requesting funds for sectarian activities
  • Fraternal, social, labor or political organizations
  • Trips, tours and transportation
  • Deficit spending or debt liquidation
  • Conferences, forums or special events
  • Organizations that have applied within the past 12 months
  • Non-functionally integrated supporting organizations as classified by the IRS


Previous Grant Recipients


American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter

The American Red Cross has been operating in Snohomish County since 1916, fulfilling its national mission to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Clatsop Community Action

Clatsop Community Action serves low-income residents of Clatsop County, Oregon, providing emergency food, housing, energy assistance, and other critical services to those in need.


FareStart provides an opportunity for homeless and disadvantaged men, women and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry.

Food Lifeline

Food Lifeline is a nonprofit food distribution agency working to provide nutritious food to hungry, low-income people in western Washington.

Oregon Outreach

Oregon Outreach offers an accredited academic program and support system to struggling Portland-area youth, assisting students to succeed in the classroom, at home and in the community.

Portland Reading Foundation

Portland Reading Foundation works with local school districts to identify students at-risk for failing to learn to read, and provides instruction to ensure that each child has the opportunity to become a proficient reader.

Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission is the city's largest source of emergency shelter, providing for the most basic needs of homeless men, women and children.

Portland YouthBuilders

Portland YouthBuilders supports low income young men and women to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce through a multi-year program of education, vocational training, leadership development and community service.

Rainier Scholars

Rainier Scholars is a long term, comprehensive college prep program that cultivates the academic potential of talented and motivated young scholars from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Refugee Women's Alliance

Refugee Women's Alliance is a multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Solid Ground

Solid Ground's mission is to achieve a just and caring community free from poverty, prejudice and neglect by developing and providing creative, comprehensive and effective responses to our community's needs.

Technology Access Foundation

Technology Access Foundation prepares underserved students of color and low-income students for both college and careers, providing them with the educational skills needed to graduate on time, and to excel in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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