Member Jurisdiction Grant Program Awards $1.3M+ in 2022

Last year, KCD grant staff partnered with Advisory Committee members from Sound Cities Association to update the Member Jurisdiction grant application with questions about how projects will address equity and how project outcomes will be evaluated. In addition, the application form includes more background information and instructions. Visit the Member Jurisdiction Grant Program page to submit a new grant application through KCD’s grant portal.

New application questions

Equity and Environmental Justice

Describe how this project will advance objectives of equity and environmental justice. Have you or do you plan to engage local communities and BIPOC led community-based organizations in the selection, development, design and/or implementation of your project?


Describe how your organization plans to evaluate whether your project has met the desired outcomes and outputs. The appropriate evaluation tool depends on the nature of the project, but some examples include quantitative or qualitative pre-post surveys, environmental indicator monitoring, or other measurements of change.

In 2022, King Conservation District awarded $1,321,280 for 28 projects in partnership with 14 jurisdictions. Thirteen of those grants were awarded to KCD-Seattle Community Partnership nonprofit recipients totaling $761,000. Fifteen of the grants were awarded to other jurisdictions such as Auburn, Des Moines, Bellevue and nonprofit organizations as shown below.

Award Amount Jurisdiction(s) Project Name
$40,000 Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Normandy Park, Renton, SeaTac and Tukwila Environmental Science Center’s 2022-23 Environmental Heroes: Improving Watershed Health Through Education and Outreach
$20,000 Auburn Auburn Farmers Market’s 2022 Marketing and Demonstrations
$13,337 Auburn White River Valley Museum’s 2022 Support for Farm and Museum Programs
$70,847 Bellevue 2022 Bellevue’s Well-KEPT Program
$25,000 Bellevue Bellevue Botanical Garden’s Waterwise Garden Enhancement Project
$4,861 Burien Environmental Science Center’s Water Quality Community Project at Arbor Lake
$1,925 Clyde Hill 2022 Arbor Day Celebration
$15,000 Des Moines Des Moines Farmers Market’s 2022 Senior Low Income Healthy Eating Initiative
$80,000 Kent Urban Natural Resources Management Program – Phase 1
$170,664 King County King County Agriculture Program’s 2022 Keeping Farmers Farming
$18,750 Kirkland Windsor Vista Park Riparian Restoration
$53,811 Renton Cedar River Bank Stabilization Project
$8,674 SeaTac Partner in Employment’s PIE Youth Restoration Training Crew (YRTC)
$29,600 SeaTac 2022 Urban Forest Restoration
$7,812 Yarrow Point Wetherill Nature Preserve and Yarrow Point Morningside Park

Updated amounts of funding available per Member Jurisdiction are posted on the webpage. These amounts exclude awards made last year and new applications already submitted this year. They include funds that were actually collected in prior years along with an estimate of what will be collected this year.

Please help us spread the word about this funding opportunity that is available to 34 cities in King County. Not every city knows about these funds or that they can choose to partner with nonprofit organizations by designating the group as an applicant. Nonprofit organizations and other groups can manage the grant requirements on behalf of the city. To learn more about what types of projects KCD funds, please contact Jessica Saavedra by emailing, phone 425-773-9065, or schedule a meeting with her via Calendly.

KCD is made up of thirty-five Member Jurisdictions (34 cities and unincorporated King County). A portion of KCD’s revenue collected from Member Jurisdictions is set aside as grants for conservation projects prioritized by that Member Jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions utilize the funds for internal conservation projects, while others partner with a community group to carry out a conservation project.

You can see previous projects awarded here. To see funds available for your city in 2023 click here.

Member Jurisdiction Grant Program

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