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Grants to Washington Individuals, Organizations, and Community Groups in Eligible Areas for Cultural and Historical Projects

Heritage Projects

GrantWatch ID# 207718
Agency: Local

Funding Source
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/23/23 5:00 PM PT Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Washington individuals, organizations, and community groups in eligible areas for projects to benefit residents and visitors. Funding is intended for cultural and historical projects. Eligible projects include but are not limited to creating heritage resources and producing special events. Projects must take place in King County.

Heritage Projects support the people and organizations making history relevant and provocative through exhibits, publications, oral histories, and more.

4Culture’s Heritage Projects funding program promotes the identification, documentation, exhibition, and interpretation of historic and cultural materials exploring the heritage and historical record in King County, Washington.

Eligible uses of this grant:

  • Create heritage resources including, but not limited to, books, guides, brochures, research projects, digital projects, oral histories, visual or audio recordings, museum exhibits and programs, and education curriculum.
  • Produce special events and programs that highlight heritage in the region including, but not limited to: conferences, workshops, technical assistance programs, apprenticeship or training opportunities, historic walking, cycling, or driving tours, field schools, skill demonstrations, and programs that facilitate collaboration between heritage organizations.
  • Provide opportunities for populations underrepresented in mainstream heritage organizations including people of color, LGBTQ communities, youth, people with disabilities, and gender variant communities to work firsthand with heritage resources.
  • Pay for materials and consumable supplies used for the project, transportation, documentation, and compensation for professional consultants, heritage specialists, trainees, or staff time if work on the project is outside their regular work duties and payment is beyond their regular compensation structure.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Individuals, organizations, community groups, unincorporated or fiscally sponsored groups may apply.

You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of King County when you apply and through the completion of your project.

Organizations, community groups, and public agencies must operate within King County. If you receive funding, you’ll need to provide us with your Social Security number in order to receive payment. Organizations, community groups, and public agencies will need to provide us with a Tax ID or EIN in order to receive grant funds.

You cannot use this grant for:
- Projects that do not focus on heritage in King County as a foundational element.
- Major equipment purchases or construction projects (we offer separate grants for these).
- General operating support, overhead costs and fees, employee benefits or any regular staff salaries (there are offer separate grants for these).
- Elements of your project completed before funds are awarded: June 28, 2023.
- Projects for which fundraising is the primary purpose.
- Direct marketing or advertising costs including but not limited to newspaper ads, paid social media posts.
- Support for services and programs to be provided by the King County Landmarks Commission for land use regulation and archaeological resource management purposes, as described in K.C.C. chapter 20.62 (King County Code 4.42.125H).
- There is no funding to K-12 schools, school districts, religious worship or instruction, or programs that are only open to matriculated students.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Workshops can make a real difference in the success of your application. They’re an opportunity for you to get your questions answered by a 4Culture grant manager and learn from other applicants. All workshops will be held remotely. Please register via the links provided to receive Zoom meeting information. You will need a personal Zoom account in order to attend a workshop. If you are unable to attend, a workshop recording will be available.

- Feb 6: 10-11am. Register at:
- Feb 23: 5:30-6:30pm. Register at:
- Mar 1: 12-1pm. Register at:
- Mar 7: 1-2pm. Register at:

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for this grant is March 23, 2023 at 5:00 pm PST. Most 4Culture grants take approximately three months from application deadline to when they announce the funding decisions. You can start your project—or the portion of your project described in your application—on or after June 28, 2023, and you must complete it by June 29, 2025.

If your project is selected for funding, your grant manager will work with you to create a contract outlining the scope of your project and a payment schedule. Payments are made on a reimbursement basis. You’ll receive your funds once you have completed the public benefit component of your project—that’s why it’s so important to come up with a feasible way to share your project with the public.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Contact Information
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Megumi Nagata

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