Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Lodging Tax Funding Grant

Grants to Olympia, Washington Nonprofits
and Agencies to Increase Tourism to the City

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

City of Olympia - Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Deadline Date:

09/19/19 4:00 PM DT Receipt


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Olympia, Washington nonprofit organizations and government agencies that operate tourism facilities or provide tourism services. Funding is intended for capital or operating expenses of tourism-related facilities, as well as marketing and operating expenses for events and festivals designed to attract tourists. Under Olympia's guidelines, tourism promotion must be to audiences outside Thurston County.

High priority will be given to tourism activities that:

  • Have a demonstrated potential or high potential from the Committee’s perspective to result in overnight stays by tourists in lodging establishments within the City of Olympia. 
  • Promote Olympia and/or events, activities, and places in the City of Olympia to potential tourists from outside Thurston County. 
  • Have demonstrated high potential from the Committee’s perspective to result in documented economic benefit to Olympia. 
  • Have a demonstrated history of success in Olympia, or are proposed by a group with a demonstrated history or high potential of success with similar activities. 
  • Minimize duplication of services where appropriate and encourage cooperative marketing and/or includes an element of cooperation or partnership. 
  • Provide, maintain, operate, or enhance City-owned tourism facilities or infrastructure.

 In developing its recommendations, the Committee considers: 

  • The estimated amount of Lodging Tax Fund available for the coming year as provided by the City’s Finance Office. 
  • Thoroughness and completeness of the proposal. 
  • Percent of the proposal request to the event/facility promotions budget and overall revenues. 
  • Percent of increase over prior year Olympia Lodging Tax funded proposals, if any. 
  • Projected economic impact within the City of Olympia, in particular projected overnight stays in Olympia lodging establishments. 
  • The applicant’s financial stability. 
  • The applicant’s history of tourism promotion success. 
  • Committee member general knowledge of the community and tourism-related activities

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148979

Term of Contract:

The City does not make multi-year commitments for tourism promotion services.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit and government agencies that provided tourism services or operate tourism facilities are eligible to apply for funding from Olympia's Lodging Tax.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019, received at Olympia City Hall.

The City reimburses only for actual costs that are covered as part of the contract.

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will review proposals in a public meeting on October 23, 2019, at Olympia City Hall.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
City of Olympia Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
c/o Kellie Purce Braseth, Strategic Communications Director
PO Box 1967
Olympia, WA 98507-1967


City Hall Street Address: 601 Fourth Avenue E, Olympia

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Olympia

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training in Eli...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to address the needs of residents in eligible counties, with priority given to low- to moderate-income populations. Applicants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a

GrantWatch ID#: 134869