The Port of Seattle is now accepting proposals for the fourth cycle of the South King County Fund Environmental Grants.
Donor Name: Port of Seattle
County: King County (WA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: Up to $60,000
Grant Duration: 3 years
The SKCF Environmental Grants Program is a cycle of the South King County Community Impact Fund that supports projects that improve the environment in the near-airport communities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila. Community-led groups are invited to apply for funding for activities such as:
- public space improvements (including parks, school playgrounds, public square or port habitat sites),
- equipment or artwork installations,
- or neighborhood or environmental stewardship projects
Through funding and partnerships with community-based organizations, the Environmental Grants Program drives the Port’s investment in projects in cities around the airport to enhance livability, improve green spaces, and restore forests. The SKCIIF Environmental Grants Program expands the reach of the successful Airport Community Ecology (ACE) program into more communities that surround Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
Communities in South King County disproportionately experience environmental harms due to a long history of inequitable land use practices and economic displacement that have pushed marginalized communities farther and farther south.
- Requests can be up to $20,000.
- Multi-year funding is available for up to $60,000 over three years.
- Projects must demonstrate a 2:1 match, meaning every dollar awarded by the Port must be matched by two dollars from the grant recipient or project partners. The Port offers several ways to meet this match including volunteer time, attendees of public events, contact hours, lifetime environmental value of trees planted, carbon emissions reductions, in-kind contributions, contributions of project partners, and cash.
- Proposers must be a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 status or community group that works with a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor.
- Organizations must demonstrate experience in serving diverse near-airport communities that experience economic and environmental injustice
- Organizations must submit a written proposal and participate in a discussion with the review panel.
For more information, visit Port of Seattle.