Leavenworth Fund Application Information

The City of Leavenworth announces the Leavenworth Fund, a single fund set aside for community grants from the City’s annual Lodging Tax dollars. This new grant application process is the City’s official mechanism for accepting all grant solicitations from qualified organizations for funding. This replaces all prior grant funding application processes, such as the Festival & Event, Tourism Hospitality & Special Programs, and Partner Grants. Organizations that have traditionally received funding from the City will be asked to apply through this process.

Each year, in late spring or early summer, the City will issue a Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) to kick off the annual grant funding process. Awards for 2022 will be made in 2021 during the first round of the new Leavenworth Fund.

Eligible organizations will be asked to submit an application with relevant attachments to be considered for funding. Funding requests for less than 50% of total costs will be prioritized.

Organizations may submit more than one application four categories.  The City makes yearly allocations to this fund and will also consider multi-year funding requests. The Leavenworth Fund will accept fiscal agent scholarships.

If you fall under one of these categories and would like to receive grant funding, we invite you to submit an application via the link below. The submissions will be reviewed in one process after the annual deadline.

Please use the Sources and Funds Excel Worksheet (available through the download link) below to submit your budget as part of the application process. Alternate formats will not be accepted. 

FUNDING CATEGORIES:

  1. Heads in Beds
    Purpose of Funding: to promote activities or events that generate overnight stays in local hotels/accommodations.
    Uses of funds include but are not limited to:
    • Marketing
    • Promotion
    • Staffing
    • Volunteer Support
    • Insurance, etc.
  2. Covid-19
    Purpose of funding: to assist non profits that serve individuals and families affected by COVID-19.
    This funding is unique in the Leavenworth Fund in that it may be used to cover expenses incurred in 2020.
    Uses of funds include but are not limited to:
    • Funding Gaps
    • Repairs
    • Supplies
    • Staffing
    • Promotions
  3. Operational Support
    Purpose of funding: to support non profit organizations with a mission focused on the Leavenworth community and that attract tourism, sportsmanship, cultural exchanges and or promotion of our City.
    Debt related requests will not be considered.
    Uses of funding may include but are not limited to:
    • Personnel
    • Operations
    • Maintenance
    • Capital Investments
  4. Youth Services or Senior Services
    Purpose of funding: to support non profits or resident led efforts that benefit youth and or seniors. Uses of funding may include but are not limited to:
    • Supplies
    • Personnel
    • Marketing
    • Promotions
    • Leases
    • Insurance

FUNDING DETAILS:

  • $150,000 per year available in funding.
    • $125,000 for Heads in Beds & Operational Support categories
    • $15,000 for Covid-19
    • $10,000 for Youth or Senior Services
  • Minimum Requested Grant Amount in any of the above categories: $4,000.
  • Maximum Requested Grant Amount in any of the above categories: $10,000.
  • Grants applied for during the current year’s application process will be issued for use during the next calendar year.
  • Extensions for future years may be available.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

  • To apply, your organization must have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status.
  • Applications for all categories must include:
    • work plan
    • organizational budget document (Excel worksheet linked below – alternate formats will not be accepted)
    • 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) letter or a letter from a fiscal agent
    • insurance certification
    • list of your board of directors
  • An application submitted does not guarantee funding.
  • Funding may be granted at different dollar amount than requested in the application.
  • Requests that do not exceed 50% of total funding will be prioritized.
  • Organizations may apply for funding from each category (separate applications).

Important Dates for the current year:

  • Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) – June 2, 2021
  • Pre Bid Meeting – Conference – June 30, 2021 – Canceled
  • DEADLINE for applications – August 2, 2021, 12:00pm (noon)

Link to online application: https://bit.ly/3ph3nUk

Download Link for a full-text sample of the the online application: Application Sample

Download Link for the Sources and Funds Excel Worksheet: Sources and Uses Worksheet

Check out the flyer below, and a printable PDF version linked below.

Any questions? Please email us at [email protected].

Link to PDF Flyer: Leavenworth Fund Flyer 2021 (for 2022 funding)

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