Ballard Lions Foundation



The Ballard Lions Club Foundation  makes annual grants to support nonprofit  organizations that will use the funds exclusively for sight and hearing programs.  

Application Period

  • Grant requests are welcome between March 1st and March 31st each year.
  • The Foundation directors review all completed applications and then request a grant to the Harry L. & Clare Cayo Wilson Charitable Trust. for which the Ballard Lions Club Foundation is one of the beneficiaries..
  • Granted funds are generally dispersed at the end of August..

How to Apply for a Grant

To streamline the application process, please ensure your request is written in a cover letter on your organization’s letterhead and includes :

  • Contact person’s name, address, email address and telephone number
  • Brief description of the organization
  • Amount requested
  • Purpose of the grant
  • Impact in the community
  • Number of people that will benefit
  • If you received a grant from the Foundation the previous year give a report as to how the funds were spent and what recognition was given to the Harry L. & Clare Cayo Wilson Trust Charitable Trust. (Please attach a separate sheet if applicable)


Please review these limitations before submitting a grant application:

  • An organization may submit only one application per year.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
  • For profit organizations can not apply
  • Multi-year commitments will not be considered, nor should grantees expect routine annual funding.
  • Grant requests will not be considered for salaries, direct payment to individuals, debt reduction, seminars, conferences or endowments.
  • Grant requests must be for services and not for administrative expenses.

Submit the completed application package to:

Ballard Lions Club Foundation

P.O. Box 17419

Seattle, WA 98127