Neighborhood Matching Grant

Neighborhood Matching Grant funding of up to $5,000 is available for projects or events that:

  • Build or expand neighborhood and community connections or civic engagement among Bainbridge Island residents
  • Create or enhance a tangible improvement in a Bainbridge Island neighborhood

All projects must benefit the public. No project shall be solely or mostly for the benefit of any individual or private entity. Projects should be completed within the calendar year in which they are proposed and approved. All projects must include at least two Bainbridge Island households as applicants.

Program Description

8 Simple Steps To a Neighborhood Matching Grant

  1. Read the Neighborhood Matching Grant Information (PDF) thoroughly.
  2. Choose a project(s) through group discussion with your neighbors.
  3. Designate a volunteer Project Coordinator who will be the neighborhood contact person.
  4. Read the Application Steps and submit via email an "Idea Letter" (located in the Information packet (PDF)) to the City of Bainbridge Island Communications Coordinator.
  5. Within two weeks of receipt of the "Idea Letter" by the City, you will be notified (a) whether the project is feasible, and (b) if more information is required for review.
  6. If your project is determined to be feasible, begin tracking volunteer hours dedicated to preparing the application. Up to 25% of your volunteer match can be accrued during this phase of the project.
  7. Once you are notified your project is feasible, complete the Matching Grant Application (PDF) and return it to:

    Kristen Drew
    Communications Coordinator
    City of Bainbridge Island
    280 Madison Avenue N
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

  8. The application must contain a complete explanation of the project including scope of work, timeline for completion and demonstration of neighborhood match for project.