KUOW is proud to provide over 80 nonprofit organizations with in-kind support for events taking place in our broadcast region. Selected events reflect KUOW's mission and expose our listeners to a variety of cultural, artistic, civic, and community experiences that entertain, promote discourse, and increase participation in our community. Awarded events are selected through a competitive application process and must meet the Nonprofit Partnership Guidelines (PDF).
Awards consist of in-kind on-air messages and are granted to annual festivals, single museum or art exhibitions, lectures, and other public events. KUOW does not grant awards to fundraising or advocacy events. Events within a series/season must be submitted as single events for consideration. The Series/Season Sponsorship category is no longer available.
Step 1: Review the Nonprofit Partner Award Guidelines & Questions (PDF) to verify that your organization and event(s) are eligible for sponsorship.
Step 2: Check the deadline to apply (see chart below).
Step 3: Apply online: Nonprofit Award Application
Applications will be reviewed quarterly. While the application forms are open year-round, you MUST submit your application by the deadline below to be considered for awards:
|Event(s) start date||Deadline to apply|
|Jan. 1 - Mar. 31||Nov. 15 (of previous year)|
|Apr. 1 - June 30||Feb. 15|
|July 1 - Sep. 30||May 15|
|Oct. 1 - Dec. 30||Aug. 15|
Decisions will be sent out 1-2 weeks after each quarterly deadline. If you require an early review of your application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. KUOW will not award an organization with an outstanding Business Support invoices.