At the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, we’ve heard exceptional, innovative, and even wild concepts at our annual Symposium On Our Youngest Citizens and follow-up surveys for the past few years, and we know you have some amazing ideas for improving the lives of children in Pierce County. With funding from generous donors, we’re excited to partner with you to bring these projects to life.
We’re always looking for new ways to invite children’s presence, ideas, and wonder in neighborhoods across the county, and we encourage all interested community members to submit project proposals for the grant program.
Following the Museum’s mission to “honor children and champion play” and vision that “communities embrace the power of play and value the contributions of children,” we seek to fund community action projects focused on developing a child-centered community. Successful projects will recognize and advocate for the needs and rights of children as citizens, increase the visibility of children as members of our communities, and/or positively influence systems that surround children and families.
Each group will develop and implement a specific project that will engage youth and children of our community – listen to their voices and inspire adults to reconnect with their own inner child. To carry out these projects, the Museum will disperse small grants up to $2,000.
Applications are now closed for Scooter Grants. Request for proposals will be released in May 2021.