Heritage Projects
Deadline: passed  
Contact:
Brandi Link 206 263.1593
Immigration Portraits: Voice from Denny project, Jack Straw Productions, 2014, Sherwin Eng

Immigration Portraits: Voices from Denny project, Jack Straw Productions © 2014, Sherwin Eng
2013 Heritage Special Projects recipient

4Culture's Heritage Projects funding program promotes the identification, documentation, exhibition and interpretation of historic and cultural materials pertaining to the heritage of King County, Washington. The program has produced outstanding publications, oral histories, award-winning exhibits, documentaries and curriculum.

Heritage Projects is open to both organizations and individuals. In 2014, thirty-three projects were awarded funding, totaling $190,090 in support for projects throughout King County. Awards typically range from $1,000 to $10,000. Funding for this program is derived from a portion of King County lodging tax revenues.

Note: Proposals for projects that focus on the maintenance and conservation of historical collections should be submitted to 4Culture's Heritage Collections Care program.

Guidelines and Process for 2015 Program Below  |  Deadline: passed

Who Can Apply

Organizations and individuals may submit one application to the 2015 Heritage Projects program.

Eligible Applicants Include King County-Based:

  • Individuals, independent historians or heritage specialists (Funding received through this program is reported as taxable income.)
  • Heritage and historical organizations (Organizations are not required to be a 501(c)(3) to apply for this program, but seeking IRS nonprofit status is encouraged.)
  • Cultural organizations or public agencies, and community groups with missions that include heritage programs, education, and activities

Eligible Projects Must:

  • Focus primarily on the identification, documentation, exhibition and/or interpretation of King County heritage resources
  • Address at least one of the following heritage disciplines, as they relate specifically to King County's past: indigenous and traditional cultures; ethnic, community, or regional history and heritage; or folklore
  • Serve and be accessible to King County residents and visitors
  • Provide opportunities for youth, special populations, underserved communities, and/or multicultural audiences

What Gets Funded

Project Funds May be Used to:

Support projects including, but not limited to:
  • Books, guides and brochures that interpret heritage themes and historic resources
  • Research projects that document heritage resources or develop information access aids
  • Digital projects that highlight an aspect of King County history through oral, visual and/or audio recordings
  • Research and design of new, temporary, and traveling museum exhibits and programs
  • Education curriculum addressing local heritage themes, content, skills, and resources
Produce special events and programs that will highlight the region's history and heritage resources, including, but not limited to:
  • Conferences, workshops or public programs which provide technical assistance, apprenticeship or training opportunities, and have significant local content
  • Historic walking, cycling or driving tours
  • Public participatory events such as field schools, heritage skills demonstrations, and other programs
  • Programs which facilitate collaboration between heritage organizations
Provide opportunities for youth, special populations, underserved communities, and multicultural audiences to work firsthand with heritage resources, including, but not limited to:
  • Internships and training programs
  • Participatory and public educational programs
Eligible Costs Include:
  • Fees for historians, heritage specialists, professional consultants or services
  • Materials and consumable supplies used for program purposes
  • Direct project costs, which may include transportation, documentation, and other items and fees specifically described in the application

Project Funds May Not Be Used For:

  • Major equipment purchases, construction or fabrication projects (4Culture has separate funding programs for these)
  • General operating support, indirect or overhead costs and fees, employee benefits or any regular staff salaries (4Culture has a separate funding program for this)
  • Elements of projects completed before the award of funds
  • Services for events in which fundraising is a primary purpose
  • Direct marketing or advertising costs
  • Applications from religious institutions
  • Applications from schools (NOTE: Schools may not apply directly, but an eligible applicant may partner with a school to develop a project proposal.)
  • Projects addressing cultural or historical themes which lack a specific focus on King County's history and heritage
  • Support for services and programs to be provided by the King County Landmarks Commission for land use regulation and archaeological resource management purposes as described in K.C.C. chapter 20.62 (King County Code 4.42.125H)

Need further clarification on some of the language we use? View our glossary of terms

When

2015 Application Deadline: passed

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Projects or portions thereof that are funded through 4Culture's 2015 Heritage Projects may begin no earlier than May 1, 2015.

How

Applications to the Heritage Projects program are first reviewed by staff for required content. Then, an independent peer review panel, composed of heritage specialists, museum professionals, and other community representatives, meet to evaluate the applications. The panel will select and recommend the most highly qualified projects for funding based on the following criteria:

Quality and Qualifications

  • Clarity of proposed project description, including overall project goals, timeline, and historical significance, thoroughness and completeness of responses, and quality of writing and editing
  • Quality of proposed project, including its alignment with professional standards, best practices, and methodologies for ensuring historical accuracy
  • Experience and qualifications of applicant and project personnel in historical methodologies and heritage technical fields
  • Relationship of proposed project to the mission and goals of applicant, to existing scholarship, and to existing or needed resources

Feasibility

  • Applicant's preparedness to develop, administer, and complete proposed project within budgetary, logistical and time constraints described in application
  • Appropriateness of overall budget and request, including applicant's ability to use 4Culture funds to leverage private or other public funding and support for the project, and applicant's presentation of a well-developed plan for raising funds needed to complete the proposed project
  • Ability of the applicant to undertake the project on a reimbursement basis

Project Impact and Public Benefit

  • Project's contribution to the development of the historical record in King County
  • Project's potential to raise the visibility of heritage interpretation
  • Project's ability to increase public access to heritage resources and programs, including those developed or presented with support from this program, as well as outreach efforts to diverse populations
  • Project's ability to generate broad and/or lasting public benefit

Heritage Priorities

  • Projects which contribute to identification and documentation of endangered heritage resources
  • Projects which address interpretation and exhibition of neglected aspects of King County heritage such as those defined by theme, ethnicity, or geography
  • Projects providing opportunities for youth, special populations, underserved communities, and/or multicultural audiences

Questions about your proposal or its eligibility? Contact Brandi Link at 206 263.1593.

Funding from 4Culture programs is awarded on a competitive basis. Opportunities are available to help applicants prepare good applications:

  • Attend an application preparation workshop
  • Schedule an appointment with staff to discuss your application, and/or review applications from previous years at 4Culture offices.
  • Preview application narrative questions prior to applying. [Organizations | Individuals]

Requirements and appeals

Learn about the legal requirements of award recipients, and the process for appealing a 4Culture award here.

Ready to Apply

How to prepare your application 

STEP 1 - Read all of the above sections
STEP 2 - Gather and prepare your information

You are required to submit your application using 4Culture's online form. In this section, you will find information on required and optional support materials. Once you’ve completed the required documents, you will upload them to the online application before submitting. At the end of this section, a link is provided to the online application.

Support Materials

Project Budget (Required)
You may use 4Culture’s budget form provided here, or upload your own budget document that delineates Expenses and Income in the same categories as 4Culture's form. You must limit to two pages, and only Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF formats will be accepted. Check your budgets after you upload them! Applications submitted with blank budgets will be deemed ineligible.
Board List (Required for Organizations only)
Upload a list of your organization's board members, their service dates, term limits and brief background information. You must limit to one page, Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF formats only.
Images (Optional)
You may submit up to 5 digital images in the upload step of the online application. Accepted file types are .jpg, .gif and .png. Do not upload .pdf or .tiff images.
Note: The online application system will not allow uploads of individual files larger than 2 megabytes.
Miscellaneous (Optional; 2 copies must be physically mailed or delivered to 4Culture offices)
Letters of support, writing sample (no more than 10 pages total/12 pt. font), maps, technical drawings, etc. IMPORTANT: DO NOT SEND BOOKS, they will not be submitted to the panel with the application nor returned. All mailed support materials must be postmarked by the deadline date, with the name of the applicant and program clearly marked on the package. Provide 2 copies of all optional support materials. If you would like any materials returned, you must also provide a pre-paid mailing envelope.

Mail or Deliver To:
Brandi Link
4Culture
101 Prefontaine Place S
Seattle, WA 98104

Application materials will not be accepted by email or after the deadline.

 

STEP 3 - Sign in to begin your application

Note: Once you have started the process of applying online, you can save the information you have entered in each step, sign out, and return to your application any time before the deadline to continue working or to make changes. Once you click "submit" you will not be able to make any changes to your application, but you will still be able to read, save and print it.

This funding opportunity is currently closed. We will reopen the application for this opportunity at least 6 weeks before the next deadline.

Eligibility & Step-by-Step Tutorial

ELIGIBILITY

HOW TO:

start your application
get back into your application
upload documents and images
edit and submit your application

Scheduled Workshops

All applicants are encouraged to attend a workshop prior to submitting your application. These free workshops provide you an opportunity to ask questions, understand specific guidelines, and be taken through a step-by-step review of the application process.

 

There are no scheduled workshops at this time. Check back 6 weeks before the deadline.

FAQ

How large are Heritage Project awards?

Awards typically range between $1,500 and $10,000.

Is there a match required?

No, but a match is encouraged. Projects that can demonstrate some level of cash or in-kind contribution will be ranked higher under the criterion of Feasibility

If I'm awarded funding, will I get the money up front?

No, 4Culture awards are made only on a reimbursement basis. During contracting, staff will work with you to set up a schedule for one or more invoices if necessary.

What are my obligations if I receive an award?

All recipients of 4Culture funding must meet defined public benefit requirements, which will be negotiated in the contracting phase.

Will 4Culture staff help me with my application?

Yes, we are happy to answer questions and give pointers! Call or email program staff to discuss your ideas, and indicate your intent to apply. You are also strongly encouraged to attend a free workshop in January or February.

Who do I work with?

Program Manager Brandi Link is your primary contact for the Heritage Projects Program. Contact Brandi at 206 263.1593.

2015

Applicant Project Title Award
Bertron, Cara Road Story: People and Place on Rainier Ave South $10,000
Center for Wooden Boats Lake Union History--From the Water $5,000
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project Digitizing Photos for Japanese American Oral Histories $9,600
El Centro de la Raza Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Comunidad: Our History, Our Community $6,678
Ensign, Josephine Skid Road: The Intersection of Health and Homelessness $5,837
Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas Our Universe of Greenwood: Youth Stories about Our History,
Our Present, and Other Inspirations
$9,300
Highline Historical Society Update Highline Historical Society website $6,800
History Ink People, Places, and Resources: Looking at the History of Watersheds $10,000
Holocaust Center for Humanity Exploring King County Heritage through Holocaust Survivor Testimonies $8,000
Issaquah Historical Society Depot Playdate Series $1,750
Japanese Cultural and Community
Center of Washington
Interwoven: A Japanese Community
Historical Perspective on Genji Mihara
$7,775
Kahrs, Jeffrey Home and the Sea: Oral Histories of Fishermen from King County $9,935
King County Archives Responding to AIDS: Seattle-King County Department of
Public Health Oral Histories
$8,820
Kirkland Heritage Society 2016 Kirkland History Month $2,067
Kubota Garden Foundation Kubota Garden - A Timeless Refuge $10,000
McKenna, Kevin LGBTQ Activism in Seattle History Project $5,000
Meador, Karen "Riverboat Round the Bend: Cargo, Commerce and Characters on the Inland Waterways of King County" $4,758
Multimedia Resources and Training Institute (MMRTI) A Video Documentary about Ethiopian Heritage in King County from Individual Ethiopian Perspectives $10,000
Museum of History and Industry Edible City: A Delicious History exhibit $5,000
North Bend Downtown Foundation North Bend Visitor Information and Heritage Map $4,880
Northwest Railway Museum Train Shed Tour Package Enhancement $2,210
Redmond Historical Society Chicken Farm History Reseach, Interpretation to Community $6,840
Ruby, Gregory Syncopated Classic: Rediscovering the Lost Compositions of Seattle Jazz Pioneer Frank D. Waldron $9,970
Samudre, Sarah Promised Land $10,000
Shoreline Historical Museum Commemoration of Traditional Duwamish Cranberry Place at Ronald Bog $3,150
Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society Ada Hill: Continuing the Stories, SVHS $4,683
UW Press Classical Seattle, by Melinda Bargreen $3,500
Washington State Jewish Historical Society Passport to Washington $4,320
White River Valley Museum In The Bag, the History of Women's Purses and Their Contents $1,590
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Khmer American Community Project $7,500
Wokoma, Inye A Life in Green and Black $5,000

2014

Applicant Project Title Award
Center for Wooden Boats Create 10-year Exhibit and Interpretive Plan $10,000
Madeline Crowley People of the Central Area and their stories $7,363
Deep Sea Fishermen's Union of the Pacific One Hook at a Time: A 100 year History of the Deep Sea Fishermen's Union $8,200
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project Educational Videos about the Japanese American Incarceration $10,000
Filipino American National Historical Society Filipino Farmers in King County - 1930 to 2000 $4,875
Friends of Mukai Japanese Residents of Vashon-Maury Island: Tracing Their Presence $4,500
Historic Seattle Publication: Seattle's First Hill $4,500
History Ink HistoryLink Elementary: Translation of Selected HistoryLink.org
Essays to Elementary Reading Level- Phase Two
$900
Abby Inpanbutr Highliners : Boats of the Century $6,000
Issaquah Historical Society History Camp $5,575
Jack Straw Productions Immigration Portraits: Audio Stories $10,000
JT News Letters to the Editor: 90 Years of Washington's
Jewish History Through the Editorial Pages of the JTNews
$5,550
Kubota Garden Foundation Kubota Garden - A Timeless Refuge $4,000
Literacy Fund/NIE Remembrance through Real Stories $10,000
Living Voices Living Voices/Klondike Gold Rush National Park multi-media theatre production $7,000
Vickie Olson Newcastle's History-Video Compilation $4,000
Pamela Phillips African American Pioneer Women of the Northwest $4,500
Fred Poyner IV The First Sculptor of Seattle: the Life and Art of James A. Wehn $6,038
Queen Anne Historical Society Preserving and Presenting Oral History $3,000
Rainier Valley Historical Society Stories of Hebesha Women: Illuminating the Immigration
of Ethiopians and Erritreans into Rainier Valley Through Oral Histories
$3,100
Diane Rodill A Filipino Rascal: Denis Rodill 1894-1977 $4,000
Seattle Longshore Pension Club A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers Volume II 1935-2014 $2,500
Shoreline Historical Museum Duwamish Portage Stopover Commemoration at Ronald Bog for Summerset Arts Fest $2,620
Skykomish Historical Society Building a Museum Quality Model of Skykomish Substation $3,200
Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center The History of the Soos Creek Plateau: 1860 - 1960 $3,407
Southwest Seattle Historical Society Reaching the Sky: Totem Tales in West Seattle $3,567
Siang Hui Tay A Taste of History @Chinatown, International District $9,980
Daniel Trager Kearney Barton Archive $10,000
UW Press Publication of Too High and Too Steep, by David Williams $2,500
Voice of Vashon Vashon: Then and Now $6,975
Washington State Holocaust
Education Resource Center
Curriculum: Learning About King County's Holocaust Heritage:
Context, Testimony, and Artifacts
$10,000
Washington State Jewish Historical Society History in the Making: Immigration and Migration $4,740
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Koreans in Washington State Exhibition Project $7,500

2013

Applicant Project Title Award
206 Zulu OurStory: Hip Hop Heritage Project $6,500
BlackPast.org Preserving King County's African American History $9,060
Bohan, Heidi The People of Cascadia Activity Book $2,750
Burke Museum Association Collections Exhibit: King County Archaeology Components $8,000
Center for Wooden Boats Longline Centennials Oral History Project $7,200
Cherena, Steven Omo Alagba - Children of the Sacred Elders $9,150
Crosscut Public Media Roots of Tomorrow: Urbanism is in Our Blood $7,300
Crowley, Madeline The Central Area Community Living History Project $1,500
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project Training Interns to Digitize and Catalogue Collections $6,000
Eastside Heritage Center Old Bellevue Walking Tour $8,200
Highline Botanical Garden Foundation Seike Japanese Garden Interpretive Sign $3,000
Highline Historical Society Hope in Hard Times $3,000
Historic Seattle Publication: Seattle's First Hill: Evolution of a Neighborhood $8,500
History Ink HistoryLink Junior: Translation of Selected Essays for
Elementary Reading Level, Phase 1
$9,600
Issaquah Historical Society Speakers' Training Program $5,000
Jack Straw Productions Immigration Portraits: Denny School Community $10,000
King County Parks and Recreation Division The Untold History of the Ravensdale Natural Areas $4,500
Kistler, Nicole Illuminated Ghosts $7,500
Meador, Karen "Opening the County: The History of Military Road" $2,600
Museum of History and Industry Still Afloat: Seattle's Floating Homes $5,000
Northwest Railway Museum Railroads built the Pacific Northwest $6,000
Red Eagle Soaring As Long As The River Runs $7,000
Refugee Womens Alliance Refugee Heritage Documentary $9,273
Seattle Chinatown-ID Preservation and
Development Authority (SCIDpda)
Historic Alley Project $10,000
Shoreline Historical Museum Duwamish Heritage at SummerSet Arts Festival: Celebrating Ronald Bog $2,636
Southwest Seattle Historical Society Telling Our Westside Stories $9,325
Thomas, Margaret "Picture Man" $6,000
Washington State Holocaust Education
Resource Center
Continuing Generations: Intergenerational Holocaust Speaker
Training & Presentations
$9,990
Washington State Jewish Historical Society MOHAI Community Room Exhibit 2014 $9,300
White River Valley Museum Interning to Learn and Share $4,000
Williams, David Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography $3,500
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience South Asian American Community Exhibition $7,500

2012

Applicant Project Title Award
Highline Historical Society Reprinting "Our Burien" $1,462
Juanita Neighborhood Association Juanita Heritage Interpretive Signs $1,517
Historical Society of Federal Way Federal Way's Oral History - Phase I $2,500
Somali Community Services Coalition Youth Leadership and Cultural Heritage Project $2,500
Nordic Heritage Museum Microsoft Swedes and Boeing Norwegians: Nordic Mobility
and Immigration to King County
$2,575
Museum of History and Industry Remembering Century 21: A Community Celebration $2,675
Northwest Railway Museum The railroad changed everything $2,950
Neely Mansion Association Neely Mansion Historical Video/Performance Project part 2 $3,250
Northwest African American Museum Pullman Porters in the Pacific Northwest $3,300
Seattle Genealogical Society Historical Document Digitization Project $3,500
Snoqualmie Tribe Snoqualmie Tribe Elder Oral History $4,000
Center for Wooden Boats Documenting Historic Surviving Industrial Maritime Structures on
Lake Union and Salmon Bay, Phase Two
$5,000
History Ink Adding Video Files to HistoryLink.org Content: Phase Two $5,000
Lake Wilderness Citizen Advisory Committee Maple Valley Lake Wilderness Park Interpretive Signs Phase I $5,000
Wellspring Family Services History of Wellspring Family Services $5,000
Hedden, Andrew Collecting archival materials for Jose Rizal Bridge documentary & website $5,450
Densho:The Japanese American Legacy Project Preserving Japanese American Photographs and Documents $6,000
Organization of Chinese American - Greater Seattle History of Chinese in King County and Washington state book. $6,000
Seattle Theatre Group The Paramount Library, a cultural resource $6,000
International Examiner Snapshots in Time: Uncovering King Countys Asian Pacific Islander
Heritage and Identity
$6,500
Literacy Fund/NIE Revisiting the Century 21 World's Fair - Part 2 $6,500
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association Who Are We? Vashon-Maury Island Demographics 1870-2010 $6,845
White River Valley Museum Outlaws, Honey Bees and Composting, Oh My! $6,900
Historic Seattle Publication: Seattles First Hill: Evolution of a Neighborhood $7,000
Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Washington Unsettled - Resettled: Seattle's Hunt Hotel $7,000
Washington State Holocaust
Education Resource Center
With My Own Eyes: Online enrichment resources to view documentary
featuring King County Holocaust Heritage
$7,000
Washington State Jewish Historical Society Instant Replay: Featuring Washington State Jews in Sports $7,000
Burke Museum Association Waterlines Map Printing and Distribution $7,395
George, John Greaves Oral History Project $7,500
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Through Our Eyes: Vietnamese Americans in King County $7,500
Queen Anne Historical Society Preserving and Presenting Queen Anne's Audio Heritage $8,000
Yu, Curtis Schooner Kids: What Boat is That? $8,400
Hokubei Hochi Foundation Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project $9,990

2011

Applicant Project Title Award
Burke Museum Association Traditional Diets: Lessons from Local Archaeology $7,000
Center for Wooden Boats Documenting Historic Surviving Industrial Maritime Structures on Lake Union and Salmon Bay $5,500
City of Tukwila Parks and Recreation Dept. Interpretive Displays and Walking Guide for Duwamish Hill Preserve $6,400
Eastside Heritage Center Hands-on History at KidsQuest Children's Museum $5,000
Ann Ferguson Early Seattle Theatre History Project $7,475
Filipino American National Historical Society The Many Transitions of the Immaculate Conception Building and Seattle's Central District $2,000
Friends of St. Edward State Park St. Edwards Interpretive Signage $3,400
Julia Harrison SweetMap: Asian King County $3,000
Highline Botanical Garden Foundation Elda Behm Heritage Interpretive Sign $2,000
Historic Seattle Welcome to the Future: Century 21 and Living Modern $5,000
History Ink Adding Video Files to HistoryLink.org Content: Phase One $5,000
Issaquah Historical Society Issaquah's Mining Heritage: Hiking Through History $4,000
Jack Straw Productions Seattle World's Fair 50th Anniversary Radio Project $7,500
King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks Tolt-MacDonald Park Heritage Signage Project $6,000
Richard Kirby End in Sight! $4,500
Kirkland Heritage Society Celebrating Kirkland Founder's Week $4,000
Lakewood-Seward Park Community Club Seward Park Centennial Book $5,000
Legacy of Equality, Leadership and Organizing (LELO) The Murders of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes - The People Win Justice $3,000
Literacy Fund/NIE Revisiting the Century 21 World's Fair $5,000
Lushootseed Research Elders Dialog: Ed Davis and Vi Hilbert Discuss Puget Sound Language, Culture, and Heritage $3,400
Museum of Flight 100 Years of US Naval Aviation Exhibit & Public Program $5,000
Neely Mansion Association Neely Mansion Historical Performance $4,486
Northwest African American Museum Bringing NAAM to King County: Checking Our Pulse: Health and Healers in the African American Community $3,400
Vaun Raymond Lake Union Virtual Museum - new exhibits $6,000
Redmond Historical Society Celebrating Redmond's Centennial $5,000
Renton Historical Society Redesign of Early Industries Exhibit $5,550
Shoreline Historical Museum Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Lake Forest Park 50th Anniversary Heritage Project $2,635
South King County Genealogical Society Saar Pioneer Cemetery Living History Project II $1,500
UW Press Before Seattle Rocked: A City and Its Music - book publication $4,000
Vashon Park District Historic Photographs $1,400
Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center King County Holocaust Heritage Documentary $7,000
White River Valley Museum Making Archives Interesting and Accessible, Part II $5,000
Wing Luke Asian Museum I Am Filipino $5,000

2010

Applicant Project Title Award
Martha Adams Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the
Fight for Equal Opportunity (1961-1968)
$2,000
Karen Bouton Saar Pioneer Cemetery Living History Project $840
Gregory Brotherton Smoke, Sand and Rubber $5,000
Burke Museum Association Waterlines Map $6,500
Eduardo Calderon Portraits and Recorded Interviews of Artists in King County $3,000
Cascade Land Conservancy Interpretive Maps & Guide for Duwamish Riverbend Hill $6,190
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project Non-Japanese American Oral Histories about the WWII Incarceration $5,040
Eastside Heritage Center Heritage Connections $3,000
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle for DRCC Green-Duwamish River Culture and Heritage Map reprint $6,950
Friends of Gas Works Park King Countys Industrial Past and Present: Society for
Industrial Archeology Conference 2011
$5,000
Trevor Griffey Seattle FBI History Project $5,000
Historic Seattle Washington Hall Stories $7,250
History Ink Adding sound files to HistoryLink.org content: Phase Two $4,500
Literacy Fund/NIE Women's History: A Centennial of Local Impact $6,250
Jerry Mader Saving the Soil--Organic Farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley $5,000
Market Foundation History and Significance of Victor Steinbrueck Park $2,940
Museum of Flight B-17 75th Anniversary Exhibit $3,000
Museum of History & Industry Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies $7,500
Nordic Heritage Museum Somebody's Grandma: an exhibition of identity and the Norwegian-American experience $5,000
Pioneer Square Community Association Trail to Treasure $7,000
SCAN Community Media The Japanese Garden Celebrates 50 Years $6,400
Scott Squire Last Generation/First Generation $6,000
University of Washington Preservation Preparedness: Mapping and Developing a Typology of
Historic Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Seattle
$8,000
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association A Photographers Legacy: Exhibiting the Works of O.S. Van Olinda $5,200
Volunteers for Outdoor Washington Iron Goat Trail Brochure $1,738
Washington State Holocaust Education
Resource Center
Stories Among Us: King County Connections to the Holocaust $5,000
White River Valley Museum Invigorating an Interest in Archive Collections $4,500
Wing Luke Asian Museum The Asian Pacific American Urban Indian Exhibition Project (UIE) $5,000
Woodinville Heritage Society Life in Woodinville - The 1920s and Beyond $4,000

If you've been approved to receive Heritage Projects funding, here's what to expect.

Notification

4Culture will notify you of your grant after it has been approved by our Board of Directors, typically this is two months after the deadline date. The contact person noted in the application will be sent an email about the grant, and a list of next steps to follow.

Contract

In an effort to make our contract process simpler and reduce our impact on the environment, 4Culture will now provide your contract documents electronically.

Once your grant’s Scope of Service and Public Benefit have been developed, 4Culture prepares a contract for your review and signature. When it is ready, you will receive an e-mail from us through DocuSign. This email will contain a link to your documents, and you can review and electronically sign your contract. You will not be able to make changes to the contract, but if there is an error or you need to request changes, please contact Brandi Link 206 263.1593.

After you have electronically signed your contract, and have returned any requested forms (such as a completed W-9 Form), 4Culture will also electronically sign your contract. Then, DocuSign will automatically e-mail you a signed, digital copy of your contract to keep for your permanent records. You’ll then be able to move ahead with your project, and invoice 4Culture for reimbursement when you are ready.

Prior to presenting or publishing your project

Help us demonstrate the reach of 4Culture's funding and the value of supporting culture to elected officials and the general public.

All 4Culture funded projects must:

  • Acknowledge 4Culture's support with this text in all project-related print and on-line material: This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.
  • Include this logo on project-related materials including: websites, brochures, press releases, programs, posters, flyers, advertisements, signage and all other related collateral material.

Assistance with promotion:

We often post information about completed projects or upcoming 4Culture supported events (they have to be FREE to the public) on our blog to assist funding recipients with outreach. If you are interested in our help, please send all of the following information to Brandi Link at least 3 weeks prior to your event or publication release:
  • Event Title
  • Website/Event Link
  • Event/Completion Date and Time
  • Event Location, including street address
  • Brief description of around 200 words
  • Contact information including name, phone number and e-mail
  • Digital image(s) of the project in-process or completed. We prefer photographs that include people. By providing images including recognizable people, we assume you have obtained permission to use their image through a model release or other means, especially for anyone under 18.
Feel free to post your event on 4Culture's Facebook page as well, and on Twitter (include @4Culture in the tweet). We will see it and retweet for you.

Receiving Payment

In order to receive your payment(s) and close out your contract you must submit all deliverables noted in your Scope of Services to 4Culture by the deadline date indicated on your Contract, or Letter of Agreement document. If you cannot complete your project and public benefit by that date, please contact Brandi Link for a possible contract extension. Deliverables include, but may not be limited to:
  • Heritage Projects Invoice (number of invoices you will be required to submit depend on your specific Scope of Services, please refer to your contract)
  • Evidence of acknowledgement of 4Culture support (e.g. event flyer with 4Culture logo)
  • Project documentation – including digital images of project activities, copies of any materials produced, and any other requirements identified in your project scope.

Best Practices

Let us know if we can provide you with any of the following
  • Other funding resources
  • Sample press releases
  • Tips on contacting your legislators and King County Council members. Your elected officials should know you make an impact in your community!

Stay in touch throughout this process

Let us know what your plans are, and if you have any questions or concerns along the way. We are proud to support your organization, and we hope we can assist you in making your project a success! Please contact Brandi Link for guidance.