New Funding Resources for Local Organizations

Three new funding resources are available for local businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

King County Arts & Culture Fund

  • $20m in economic support for arts, culture, and science organizations; independent music venues; and independent movie theaters
  • Grant program made possible via America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds received by the County
  • Apply by October 18 at: https://kingcountycreative.com/home/arts-and-culture-fund/

4Culture Recovery Fund

  • Grants available for cultural organizations with $1m or below in revenue that experienced revenue losses in 2019 and 2020
  • Program opens September 23
  • Apply at: https://apply.4culture.org/

Comcast RISE

  • $1m in grants and technology/marketing resources to 100 BIPOC-owned small businesses in King and Pierce Counties
  • Application open October 1-14
  • Apply for $10,000 monetary grant and technology/marketing assistance at: https://www.comcastrise.com/

The City of Mercer Island wants to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Sarah Bluvas, Economic Development Coordinator, at sarah.bluvas@mercerisland.gov to let us know how we can help.

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