Apply for a Landmarks Capital Grant

Point Robinson Lighthouse, Maury Island © 2015, photo by E. Wyatt, courtesy of Vashon Park District
Point Robinson Lighthouse, Maury Island © 2015, photo by E. Wyatt, courtesy of Vashon Park District

The entire community benefits when we make our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes a priority. We support projects large and small, urban and rural—if you own a historic landmark in King County, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funds to repair or restore the historic character of your building. We fund design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation for projects of all kinds.

Apply by Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 5:00 pm PST. Make sure to read all program criteria and guidelines before beginning your application, and don’t hesitate to contact Preservation Lead Dana Phelan at dana.phelan@4culture.org or 206-263-1604 with any questions. We strongly encourage first time applicants to this grant to contact Dana to arrange for a site visit to your property.

Join us for a workshop! Dana will leading free, informal workshops to answer your questions and to guide you as you prepare to apply. Workshops are drop-in, no registration required.

At 4Culture:
April 6, 12 and 26, 12:00—1:00 pm
First Thursday evening workshops: April 7 and May 5, 6:30 pm (free parking available)

Around King County:
KCLS Newcastle Library, Thursday, April 14, 12:00—1:00 pm
and KCLS Kent Library, Monday, April 18, 12:00—1:00 pm

Wondering what kind of projects get funded? Here are some examples from last year:

  • The Kenmore Community Club received $19,950 to replace deteriorated siding, restoring the building’s historic appearance.
  • $10,431 was awarded to restore the Auburn Carnegie Library building’s exterior doors.
  • The Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island—pictured above—was awarded $10,720 for building repairs.