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Grants to Washington Individuals, Businesses, Organizations, and Agencies to Preserve Historic Landmarks and Properties in Eligible Areas

Landmarks Capital Grant


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #125438

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Washington agencies, businesses, individuals, and organizations to preserve official historic city landmarks and properties in eligible areas. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects focusing on the restoration and stabilization of historic building fabric, essential building system repairs or replacements, or the restoration of historically significant landscapes. Landmarks must be located in King County.

Large and small, urban and rural—the Landmarks Capital program supports the bricks-and-mortar projects that contribute to the region’s identity.

If you are the steward of a designated historic landmark property in King County and are working to rehabilitate it, you should consider applying for a Landmarks Capital grant. Projects that center on underrepresented communities and that contribute to the diversity of property types and histories represented in King County’s built environment will receive additional consideration. Projects located in a 4Culture Equity Investment area shall receive additional consideration during the grant allocation process. For more information, see the URL for Full Text.

Property Eligibility: Your property must be designated as an official landmark at the city or county level, or a historic building within a locally designated historic district. Properties listed in the National Register of Historic Place are eligible only in jurisdictions without a local historic preservation ordinance. Please contact 4Culture staff if you have questions about the eligibility of your property.

Project Eligibility:

  • Your project can include materials, labor, permits, and fees, as well as architectural design and engineering directly related to construction costs. Project management costs may be up to 15% of the award amount.
  • Your project should focus on the stabilization or restoration of historic building fabric, repair or replacement of essential building systems, or the restoration of historically significant landscapes.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

4Culture accepts applications from individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments that are either the owner or long-term leaseholder of a historic property in King County.

This grant is not available to K-12 schools or school districts.

Landmarks Capital funds may not be used for property acquisition, new additions, equipment purchases, planning and pre-development studies, general operating support, overhead costs, employee benefits, or any regular staff salaries.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Workshops: Three workshops will be virtual and have captioning available. You’ll need a Zoom account to join. One workshop will be held in-person at the 4Culture office.

Date: Aug 5, 10-11am
Location: Zoom
To Register:

Date: Aug 17, 12-1pm
Location: Zoom
To Register:

Date: Sep 1, 5:30-6:30pm
Location:4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle
To Register:

Date: Sep 12, 2:30-3:30pm
Location: Zoom
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Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for this grant is September 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm PST. 4Culture will announce its funding decisions following the Board of Directors’ approval of the awards on December 7, 2022.

Please notify Dana Phelan of your intent to apply, and arrange for an individual phone appointment if you are a first-time applicant.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $30,000.

Term of Contract:

You can start your project—or the portion of your project described in your application—no earlier than December 8, 2022, and you must complete it by September 30, 2024.

Contact Information:

Apply online:

Dana Phelan

If you anticipate a barrier to your participation due to limited English writing ability, visual impairment, or would like to request assistance to access this application, please contact us at or 206-296-7580 or TTY 711.

101 Prefontaine Pl S
Seattle, WA 98104

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