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Nonprofit Partnerships

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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 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.

Application Process

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 dateDeadline to apply
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31Nov. 15 (of previous year)
Apr. 1 - June 30Feb. 15
July 1 - Sep. 30May 15
Oct. 1 - Dec. 30Aug. 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 partnerships@kuow.orgKUOW will not award an organization with an outstanding Business Support invoices.


If you have any questions regarding the KUOW Nonprofit Award program please email

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