Heritage Fund Grant

Grants to Spokane County, Washington Nonprofits, Groups,
Agencies, and Property Owners for Local Preservation Projects

GrantWatch ID#: 179910
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Spokane Preservation Advocates (SPA) - Heritage Fund


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Spokane County, Washington nonprofits, advocacy groups, civic organizations, public agencies, religious organizations, and building or property owners (except for private residences) for preservation projects within the County. Funding is intended to encourage the careful preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of historic properties.

Both physical (“bricks and mortar”) projects and program or educational projects are eligible for grant funding through the Heritage Fund. Examples of projects that may be funded include:

- Projects that provide a public benefit
- Historic Register nomination (local, state, national)
- Historic survey/inventory
- Historic plaques, signs or markers
- Publications
- Enhancement of a historic building or space
- “Brick and mortar” projects to preserve a property or promote historic preservation of a specific resource. Project work must conform to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and must comply with local design guidelines when applicable. Properties must be on or deemed eligible for the Spokane Register of Historic Places, Washington Heritage Register, or National Register of Historic Places. Applicant must have control of the property through a deed or valid lease with lessee having authorization to make leasehold improvements.

Past grants have been awarded to the Moore-Turner Gardens, Mount St Michaels, Women’s Club, Cheney Business District Façade Improvements, East Central Neighborhood Council, Westminster Congregational Church, Spokane Antique Carrousel Society and the Masonic Temple Association. The Fund has awarded over $180,000 so far.

Maximum request for grant funds is $5,000.

Grant projects should be completed within one year of the award date. If additional time is needed, grant awardees are required to notify Spokane Preservation Advocates in writing and provide a status report; otherwise grant funds may be forfeited.

Eligible Applicants:

- Incorporated Nonprofit Organizations
- Citizens /Advocacy Groups
- Public Agencies/Civic Organizations/Religious Organizations
- Building or property owners (except for private residences)


- General operating expenses are not eligible for funding through Heritage Fund grants.
- Expenses incurred prior to the award date are not eligible for funding through Heritage Fund grants.
- The intent of the Heritage Fund is to encourage the implementation of many preservation projects; therefore, grants to an individual organization will not be approved more often than once every two years.
- All work supported by previous SPA grants must have been satisfactorily completed and a “Grant Completion Report” approved before subsequent grant applications are submitted.

Applicants for Heritage Fund grants are encouraged to become members of Spokane Preservation Advocates if they are not already members. Sign up online at

Applications for Heritage Grants will be accepted at any time during the year and are reviewed in April and October of each year.

The next SPA Heritage Grant application deadline is October 1, 2017.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application.

Please Note: Requests of over $1,000 require a one-to-one match, with the applicant providing $1 in funds for every $1 of grant money awarded.

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

Send one hard copy and one electronic copy of the completed application and additional materials to:

Spokane Preservation Advocates
P.O. BOX 785
Spokane, WA, 99210

Email to:

Staff Contact:

Heritage Fund Grants
Chair, Greg True
Phone: 509 344-1065

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