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Heritage Collections Care

Grants to King County, Washington Nonprofits
Holding Historic Collections in the Public Trust

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Deadline Date:

06/27/18 5:00 PM PST


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 to King County, Washington nonprofit organizations such as museums, archives, public agencies, and community associations holding historic collections in the public trust. Eligible projects will focus on the preservation, assessment and care of historic and cultural materials, artifacts, and archival records while upholding professional standards and practices.

This program gives priority to basic collections issues and provides institutions with support to evaluate collections needs and to implement resulting recommendations.

The project should demonstrate a public benefit to King County residents and visitors.

This grant can be used for:

- Developing and/or implementing a collections management policy, improving emergency preparedness plans, instituting and improving security methods for collections.

- Performing collections needs assessment surveys and implementing recommendations, completing inventories, descriptive catalog, and/or condition surveys, bridging a funding gap to conduct MAP, CAP, or StEPs assessments.

- Care of historic and cultural materials, artifacts, and archival records including the purchase of materials and consumable supplies used for collections care purposes.

- Increasing access to collections or archives through digitization or physical access.

- Building a collections database for electronic access to minimize handling; digitization or duplication of historic photos or materials.

- Training and professional development for staff and/or volunteers in preventive collections management.

- Fees for conservators, heritage specialists, interns for collections care projects; fees directed to staff, if their work on the project is outside their regular job duties and payment is above-and-beyond their regular compensation structure.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172413

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards typically range from a minimum of $1,000 to $8,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects can be started no earlier than August 1, 2018, and must be completed it by January 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

King County-based nonprofit heritage or arts organizations—museums, archives, public agencies, community associations—that collect and preserve historic artifacts, photographs, documents, and ephemera may apply.

4Culture does not fund K-12 schools, school districts, or religious institutions.

Ineligible for funding:
- Major equipment purchases, construction or fabrication projects, general operating support, overhead costs and fees, employee benefits or any regular staff salaries (we offer separate grants for these).
- Elements of your project completed before funds are awarded on August 1, 2018.
- Projects for which fundraising is the primary purpose, direct marketing or advertising costs, and projects that do not focus on King County’s heritage as a foundational element.
- Restoration of historic structures, the preservation of the built environment, or the stabilization of archaeological sites.
- Support of collections that are privately held or not regularly accessible to the public.

Pre-proposal Conference:

At the workshops, 4Culture Heritage staff are available to answer questions, discuss project details, and review draft applications. You do not need to RSVP to workshops—just show up!

June 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th St
Shoreline, WA 98155

June 7, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
101 Prefontaine Pl S
Seattle, WA 98101

June 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
101 Prefontaine Pl S
Seattle, WA 98101

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for this grant is June 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST.

Most 4Culture grants take approximately three months from application deadline to when funding decisions are announced.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Brian Carter

Chieko Phillips

101 Prefontaine Pl S
Seattle, WA 98104

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: King County