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 emailing the completed form to
before Friday, March 27, 2020.

“We live in one of the world's most diverse countries and yet, when one looks at the population of CPAs – the business world’s most trusted advisers – diversity in the profession is simply not keeping pace. In order to continue to serve the public interest, the CPA profession must become more representative of the diversity of our nation. 

Increasing diversity in the accounting profession is a multifaceted goal. It starts with raising the awareness of people of all backgrounds about accounting careers through information and imaging. In addition, we need to generate interest by providing guidance and resources that facilitate active minority participation in the profession.”
– AICPA Diversity and Inclusion Commission

The Washington CPA Foundation will be looking to award up to $30,000 in grants in 2020.  
  • 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 WSCPA 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. Grantees should aim to be available for follow-up meetings on the dates below:
    • Thursday, May 7th between 10 am & 2 pm
    • Thursday, May 14th between 10 am & 2 pm
  • Application must be fully filled out and received by posted deadlines.
Learn more about the importance of diversity in the profession.