The Washington CPA Foundation would like to support your efforts in bringing greater diversity to the CPA profession.

The Foundation will provide grants to organizations with programs or events designed to improve the diversity of the CPA pipeline in Washington.

If your school or non-profit has or will be implementing a program for students from high school to college that encourages students from diverse backgrounds to pursue a career in accounting, especially the CPA designation, we encourage you to apply for a grant.

Please submit your application by completing and clicking on submit or email to by December 1, 2023.

“Cultivating a culture that fosters diversity and inclusion is a business imperative all firms and employers need to consider. The Association has been working to increase the accounting profession’s diversity, making sure we capture the best minds and the top skills to meet the future needs of our members and their communities."
- Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President & CEO, American Institute of CPAs

The Washington CPA Foundation will be looking to award up to $30,000 in grants in 2024.
  • Grants can be of any denomination up to $30,000. We may award one large grant or smaller grants depending on the qualified applicants. We reserve the right to not award grants if applicants do not meet goals. Grant awards are at the sole discretion of the Washington CPA Foundation.
  • Our target groups are students - high school to early college.
  • The goal is to increase underrepresented populations in the field of accounting.
  • Programs will be evaluated both on quality of the interaction and quantity of students reached. 
  • Programs or events can be existing or new.
  • We may request a face-to-face or virtual meeting with finalists. Those meetings will take place the first two weeks of January.
  • Application must be fully filled out and received by posted deadlines.
Learn more about the importance of diversity in the profession.