ALLIANCE GRANT PROGRAM
A grant program designed to 'Give Back' and increase the economic vitality for our amazing business community
The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008 to unite community and Waterfront District stakeholders to encourage economic vitality and preserve historic character.
The Downtown Waterfront Alliance is a Nationally Accredited Main Street Organization active in the Washington State Main Street Program. The Alliance is committed to supporting the economic vitality and collaborative spirit of our district and as such has developed this Grant program. The initiative seeks to aid businesses in working together to improve aesthetics, safety and attractiveness to new and frequent visitors thus promoting the overall economic vitality of the area. This Grant Program offers three distinct reimbursement funding streams to empower businesses for various projects:
The Peninsula Light Co. Lighting Grant - Thanks to our generous sponsor, Peninsula Light Co., we're offering grants for improved lighting infrastructure. Assessed bi-annually.
Vitality Grants - Make a significant impact! These larger grants reward projects aligned with the Alliance's goals and contribute positively to the district (up to 75% project costs). Assessed bi-annually.
Micro Grants - Need a quick boost? Apply for our micro grants (up to $250) for near immediate project support. Assessed monthly.
The Alliance’s first round in 2024 will award up to $8,000 in grant funds across all three streams, where at least $3,000 has been earmarked for Lighting projects.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All businesses and non-profit organizations with a physical presence within Gig Harbor’s Waterfront Business District area, along Harborview Drive from Finholm’s District to 7 Seas and back through Judson Street (see map below for reference).
For a list of eligible projects or for more detailed information please review the 2024 Alliance Grant Program Overview & Guide
WHEN WILL GRANTS BE ASSESSED AND AVAILABLE?
Micro Grants awarded up to $250 in value can be submitted by the last day of each month utilizing the online application form. They will be assessed on a monthly basis by the Alliance’s Economic Vitality Committee in the first week of the month. Applicants will be notified in writing by the second week of the month.
The Peninsula Lighting Company Grant and Vitality Grants will be assessed twice per year, unless funding dictates otherwise. Applications for the winter grant cycle are closed. The next grant cycle will open on June 1st and close July 31st 2024.
READY TO APPLY?
Please note you are required to submit a budget if you are applying for a Lighting or Vitality Grant.
BECOME A DONOR & SUPPORT TO THE ALLIANCE GRANT PROGRAM
Are you interested in supporting The Alliance Grant Program? Our goal is to triple the amount of grant dollars distributed to businesses in the waterfront district to $25,000 by 2025 and we need your help!
To learn more about becoming a donor to The Alliance Grant Program or to make a donation, click here.