Building for Equity

Building for Equity is part of a joint initiative between 4Culture, Executive Dow Constantine, and the King County Council that will support cultural building projects and create a pathway to racial equity in our facilities funding.

Estelita's Library, 2022

About the Program

Building for Equity is a new model for our long-running Cultural Facilities grant program which provides a unique combination of funding, technical support, and strategic partnerships.

Who is this For?

Communities that have historically faced barriers to purchasing and stewarding cultural space are at the center of this program. The goal is to create pathways toward a racially equitable cultural landscape King County. More ›

Why Racial Equity?

Inequity takes many forms—racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, heterosexism, and more. Our focus on racial equity provides us with tools to dismantle all oppressions. By centering communities that have historically faced barriers to purchasing and stewarding cultural space, Building for Equity is modeling a new facilities funding program. More ›


If your organization is looking to secure, acquire, build or improve your cultural space and you need resources beyond these grants, we're here to help.
Maya Santos, Program Manager
(206) 263-0691
Lauren Miles, Support Specialist
(206) 263-3210


Building for Equity: Cultural Facilities

Deadline: Jul 28, 2023

This grant helps organizations acquire, build, or renovate the buildings and spaces that make cultural experiences possible. Details ›

Building for Equity: Project Development and Capacity Building

Deadline: Nov 2, 2023 5:00 pm

This funding can help your organization meet your long-term facility needs. Details ›