Seattle Milk Fund Childcare Grants

Website: Seattle Milk


Seattle Milk Fund erases a financial barrier that prevents struggling parents from pursuing a college education.  We open doors to better jobs, renewed confidence and financial stability, lifting families out of poverty.

By paying the costs of child care for full-time college students, we ensure that their children are safe while the students focus on their studies.  By assisting with tuition and emergency needs, we further relieve students’ financial stress.  And by providing caring volunteer mentors, we encourage and inspire students to persevere.

We provide Childcare Grants and accompanying education grants to families with one or more parent in school full time. If you are accepted, you are then also eligible to apply for our family support program. We do not provide either education or emergency support to any family or individual that has not already been accepted to receive one of our Childcare Grants. If you need childcare assistance while you attend school full time, we encourage you to apply.

  • All program applicants must:

    • Have residential custody of your child.
      • Children must be UNDER 12 years of age
      • Enrolled in a licensed child care facility of your choosing.
      • Note: We award child care and preschool tuition assistance directly to the facility that is providing full-time or part-time care for your child(ren).
    • Attend an approved institutions within King, Pierce or Snohomish Counties. 
    • Be enrolled for a full course load of 12 credit hours.
      • The exception is Summer Quarter, which is optional, and requires 10 credit hours.
    • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater, each quarter.
    • Be pursuing completion of a certificate, associates, undergraduate, or graduate degree.
      • We do not fund career change degrees, and we do not fund post-graduate degrees (doctoral candidates).
      • We commit to funding Master’s students for only one year, either for their 1st or 2nd year.
    • Applicants must be able eligible for Federal Student Aid and be able to provide a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid). 
    • Meet our income guidelines. Your adjusted gross income from the previous tax year (2018) must not exceed 250% of the current federal poverty measure (2019) for your family. To qualify, your annual household income must be less than or equal to the income level below:
    Family Size Annual Family Income  
    2 $41,150  
    3 $51,950  
    4 $62,750  
    5 $73,550  
    6 $84,350  
    7 $95,150  
    8 $105,950


Tips for completing the application:

  • It is recommended to gather what you’ll need to apply prior to starting the application.
  • You will be able to save your application and come back to it before the submittal deadline.
  • We suggest taking your time when filling out the Family Connections Program Application. Applications will not receive priority based on its submittal date. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline.
  • If the submitted application is missing documents (for example: your FAFSA or WAFSA is not attached), your application will be marked as incomplete and will not move forward in the process.
  • We are very happy to help you with any questions about the application or the process. You can contact us at or 206-526-7944 ext. 4.

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Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Undocumented

Applications are available online at Please review the application to see if you meet our eligibility requirements before applying.


January 21, 1907 a small group of women met in the home of Mrs. Park Weed Willis at 1316 Columbia Street to organize the "Seattle Fruit and Flower Mission. " It was incorporated on February 11, 1907. It was patterned after similar groups in San Francisco, Portland and particularly Boston, where flowers from debutante parties and hampers of fruits and vegetables were distributed to hospital patients.  On December 6, 1935 the name was changed to the Seattle Milk Fund.

The purpose of the Mission was later crystallized in the following motto: " To contribute to the health program of Seattle - to cooperate with other agencies - to strive to keep homes united and to conduct investigations and give aid so that no one feels disgraced."

Contact Information

We are very happy to help you with any questions about the application or the process. You can contact us at or 206-526-7944 ext. 4.


Seattle Milk Fund

1631 15th Ave W, Ste 116
Seattle, WA 98119