Cultural Facilities: Buildings = improve your space
Heritage Cultural Facilities for buildings funds the purchase, design, construction, and remodeling of heritage facilities. Every award from this annual program helps the heritage community enhance the quality of life in King County, and create an authentic sense of place for residents and visitors in this rapidly changing region.
Mary Olson Farm barn
© 2007 Patricia Cosgrove | 2010 Heritage Cultural Facilities recipient
Cultural Facilities: Equipment = upgrade your devices
Heritage Cultural Facilities for equipment funds the acquisition of fixed assets that an organization plans to use to support heritage activities for at least 10 years. Awards from this annual program help heritage organizations improve their functional capacity and better serve their communities.
Seattle Art Museum | 2012 Equipment recipient
Heritage Projects = make your own history
Heritage Projects funding supports innovative proposals to document and interpret the history of King County, and promote appreciation for its heritage and cultural traditions. The program has produced some of the region's most outstanding heritage publications, tour guides, videos, web sites, oral histories, events and exhibits.
Bailadores de Bronce: A Cultural Treasure © 2009 Mario Zavaleta & Martha Sanchez | 2008 Heritage Special Project recipient
Collections Care = preserve and protect our history
Heritage Collections Care provides financial support to nonprofit organizations specifically for the conservation of historic collections within King County. The program promotes professional standards and practices in collections care; fosters strategic planning as a foundation for effective collections stewardship; and endorses collections care as a priority within institutional missions.
Collections box, Southwest Seattle Historical Society © 2008 | 2008 Heritage Collections Care recipient
Open 4Culture = welcome to 4Culture
4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for arts, heritage or preservation projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by our other programs.
Fiestas Patrias Celebration in South Park, Supported by Sea Mar © 2012 Edgar Lopez
Sustained Support = keep the lights on
Heritage Sustained Support provides annual operating funds to heritage museums and organizations that collect, exhibit, interpret, preserve, or protect resources relating to the histories of people and places in King County. The program offers predictable levels of financial support, allowing organizations to plan for stable funding in a two-year period.
A-Y-P: The Kent Connection, Greater Kent Historical Society Museum © 2009 | 2010 Heritage Sustained Support recipient
Facility Emergencies and Opportunities = immediate response
Support for the unexpected - building damage from fire or structural failure, or a sudden chance to acquire new space. This program is open 24/7 when you cannot wait until our regular cycles of support.
Northwest Railway Museum Flood, Snoqualmie © 2009 | 2009 Emergency recipient