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The City of Leavenworth announces a second opportunity to apply for Lodging Tax Grant Funding through “The Leavenworth Fund”, which is 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. This replaces all prior grant funding application processes, such as the “Festival & Events,” “Tourism Hospitality & Special Programs,” and “Partnership Funding Agreements.”

The City originally solicited applications for The Leavenworth Fund grant funding opportunity in June of this year; those applicants were awarded funding by the City Council at the November 9, 2021 City Council meeting. There is a remaining balance of $58,000 in appropriated funds that is still available for local nonprofit organizations to apply for.

The following categories are available for this second round of grant funding:

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
  • Volunteer Support

2. Operational Support:

Purpose of funding: to support nonprofit organizations with a mission focused on the Leavenworth community and that attract tourism, sportsmanship, cultural exchanges, and/or promotion of our city.

  • Uses of funds include but are not limited to:
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Capital Investments
  • Staffing
  • Insurance, etc.


  • $58,000 in Lodging Tax Funds is available
  • Minimum requested grant amount: $4,000
  • Maximum requested grant amount: $10,000
  • Grant funding is for use in 2022
  • Extensions for future years may be available


  • To apply, your organization must have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status.
  • Application must include the following:
    • Work Plan
    • Organizational budget document (Excel worksheet linked below)
    • 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 a different dollar amount than requested in the application.
  • Requests that do not exceed 50% of total funding will be prioritized.
  • Organizations may submit more than one application for each category – separate applications must be submitted.
    • Download Leavenworth Fund Application below.
    • Download Sources and Uses Excel worksheet below.
    • Download Evaluation / Scoring sheet below.


  • Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) – December 1, 2021
  • Deadline for Applications – January 31, 2022 at 4:00 PM


City of Leavenworth
PO Box 287
Leavenworth, WA 98826
City of Leavenworth
700 US Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Sue Cragun [email protected]


If you have questions about the Leavenworth Fund, application process, or anything else, please contact:

Sue Cragun

City of Leavenworth

Executive Assistant

[email protected]

(509) 668-9077

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