Community 4Culture
Deadline: Ongoing  
Heidi Jackson 206 263.1616

4Culture puts public dollars to work funding and supporting cultural experiences throughout King County, Washington. We are committed to providing equitable access to our resources, and to learning how to better serve all communities.

This program is currently available to organizations working in the arts, heritage, or preservation. The program will be available to individual applicants starting August, 2016. Our goal is to connect with those who we currently under-support—people of color, immigrants, refugees, English language learners, people with low incomes, people with disabilities and King County’s rural residents.

This is a competitive grant program. We will provide financial awards of up to $25,000 to groups and $10,000 to individuals, alongside ongoing dialogue about other ways we can help you strengthen your work.

Submittals will be reviewed every three months beginning August 2016

Who Can Apply

Groups, organizations or non-profits in King County with:

  • A mission focused on cultural arts activities, King County cultural heritage, or historic preservation;
  • An annual budget under $100,000;
  • One (1) or fewer full-time paid staff.

Individual guidelines to be released in August, 2016.

What are we looking for?

  • Strong demonstration of your arts and cultural contributions to the community you serve, with work rooted in communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, English language learners, people with low incomes, and people with disabilities;
  • Clear understanding that this support will provide an opportunity for organizational growth or make a lasting impact on your ability to serve your community;
  • Priority given to groups serving communities outside the City of Seattle or in Seattle neighborhoods traditionally under-represented in 4Culture funding.

When to Apply

Community 4Culture has no deadline. Applications are reviewed every three months beginning in September, 2016. If we receive your letter 10 days or less before the panel meets to review applications, it will be reviewed with the next round of applications.

How Grants are Awarded

A panel of community members, 4Culture advisory committee members and 4Culture staff will determine grant recipients. In an effort to maintain a fair process, the names of panelists will not be provided.

How to Apply

First, you’ll need to contact Heidi Jackson, our Community 4Culture Program Manager. Heidi will ask you some questions to ensure this funding program is right for you. If it is, she will provide you with access to a simple application. Additionally, she will introduce you to another staff member, with expertise in your field, who will be available to assist you on your application and provide you with other ideas for services and support.

Contact Us to Get Started

Heidi Jackson, Community 4Culture Program Manager, 206 263.1616