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In 2015, The Nutter Family Foundation and the Dozer Day® sponsors proudly hosted  Sifton Elementary for a sneak preview. After the event we were told “Many students continue to write about their Dozer Day field trip as a day they will never forget!” This is just one example of how the Nutter Foundation makes a difference through Dozer Day®.

To view the entire list of the 2015 Nutter Foundation Grant Recipients Click Here


About the Nutter Foundation:

The Nutter Family Foundation is a private foundation established in 2006 that focuses on the needs of children; believing that when children are given the opportunity to develop their talents, society thrives.

The Nutter Foundation’s primary contribution is our signature annual event, Dozer Day®, that puts kids in the driver’s seat of real heavy construction equipment, fire engines, an ambulance and much more while educating about building sustainable communities, industry opportunities and public safety. Excess funds generated by  also provides funding for children’s charities.

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors which make the final decision on all grants and expenditures made by the Foundation.

Non-profit children’s organizations that are interested in applying for a grant, please thoroughly read the Nutter Foundations grant application and guidelines before proceeding.


The Foundation accepts grants from March 1st through June 15th of each year. Grants may be made in the following forms (please be specific about the form of grant you are requesting):

  • One-time grants (single-year grants for a specific purpose)
  • Start-up program grants
  • Challenge or matching grants.

Grants that WILL NOT be considered:

  • Grants to individuals for any purpose
  • Grants to religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Grants to international organizations that do not have a qualified domestic 501(c)(3) representation
  • Grants to private foundations (other than operating foundations)
  • Community grant requests over $5,000
  • Grants to fund staff
  • Grants for political purposes
  • Grants for lobbying activities
  • Grants for purposes outside of the foundation’s funding priorities as listed in the prior section.

To be assured your group will receive funds, your group may serve as volunteers at Dozer Day®.

Visit our volunteer page for details.


(Please thoroughly read before proceeding)

Step 1:

Applicants must use the Nutter Foundation
Grant Application Form when applying.

Step 2: Include the following:

  • One-page cover letter summarizing the project, the timetable, the amount requested, and how you will represent the partnership with the Nutter Foundation on the project
  • A completed application
  • All attachments referenced in the application

Step 3:

Email the completed document to

The Nutter Foundation will notify you if additional information is required for your grant application package. The Foundation reserves the right to hold consideration of incomplete grant requests until the next grant consideration date.

Grant applications, although preferably emailed
may also be mailed to the following address:

The Nutter Family Foundation
7211 NE 43rd Avenue
seattle, WA 98661

Frequency of Application: Although projects may be well-designed and well-conceived, the Foundation receives numerous grant requests and is unable to fund all projects. Applicants may make only one application per year, whether successful in receiving a grant or not. Grant applications and/or materials are not returned.

Other Requirements: Unless otherwise agreed in writing, organizations receiving funds from the Nutter Family Foundation must provide a certified statement that the funds received have been used for the purpose intended. This statement, which must be signed by the nonprofit’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, must be mailed to the Foundation no later than 12 months after the date such funds are awarded.