About Ed!

We are the Business Improvement District in Edmonds, Washington.

Ed! Grant Program

The Small Grants Program and Partnership Program, managed through the Edmonds Downtown Alliance, help harness the power of our local business community. The Grant Program utilizes a grassroots approach to identify projects and allocate funds for approved grants.

General Criteria for Small Grants Program and Partnership Program Project submitted must meet the Ed! mission and comply with the approved purposes and categories of the Grant Program:

  • -Project must not duplicate existing services or initiatives;
  • -Project must be realistic in scope and qualify for readiness and feasibility;
  • -Project must not benefit a sole enterprise, company or member;
  • -Project must include letters of support and/or demonstrate community support;
  • -Grantees must agree to include the approved Ed! logo and acknowledgement of Ed! funding in their printed materials, website and other collateral materials.
  • -Project must encourage collaborative efforts.

 

Additional Criteria for Partnership Program

Projects must have existing partial funding commitments, have significant matching funds, and/or generally demonstrate diverse sources of income; Project must encourage partnerships between private enterprise, members and/or community organizations.

Eligibility

Small Grants Program: Ed! members in good standing may apply or sponsor a grant application.

Partnership Program: Ed! members in good standing alone, or in collaborative partnership with nonprofit agencies, or private companies, may apply or sponsor a grant application.

Project Categories

Community Events
Hospitality and special public events, including holiday decorations, street performers/artists, festivals, fairs,
historic education/heritage advocacy;
Neighborhood Marketing Initiative
Marketing & Hospitality: may include maps/brochures/kiosks/directories, web site, social media,
marketing/advertising campaigns;
Business Recruitment & Retention
May include, but is not limited to, education/seminars, market research, business recruitment, business fairs,
conferences.
Safety & Cleanliness
May include maintenance, security, pedestrian environment enhancements.
Appearance & Environment
May include design enhancements, neighborhood advocacy & communication, streetscapes/lighting/furniture
Transportation
May include transportation alternatives, directional signage, parking management & mitigation
Historic Education/Heritage Advocacy

Application Deadlines

Grant deadline for Small Grants Program requests of $1,500 or less: Quarterly (January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15)

Grant deadline for Partnership Program requests of $5,000 or less: Semi-annually (June 15, December 15)

Please fill out the application form here to be considered for a grant.