Alex Reynolds

Establishing Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Centers

Alex Reynolds, Community Programs Coordinator, 509.625.6147

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 4:43 p.m.

Establishing Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Centers



The Mayor's Advisory Council on Multi-Cultural Affairs is excited to announce they have extended the application period for Multi-Cultural Centers grant funding! Applications to establish new Community Cultural Centers are now due Friday, August 31 at 5 p.m.

The City of Spokane is excited to announce that it is seeking to partner with organizations to establish Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Centers. The City has identified a persisting need for Neighborhoods to have access to Community Cultural Centers that meet the needs of several Cultural groups throughout the City of Spokane. The City Council and City Administration have worked in cooperation to develop a fund to provide up to $100,000.00 per application for capital expenditures, with a collective amount not to exceed $300,000.00, in the development of Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Centers.

Funds will be awarded based on a competitive review by a panel of members of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Multi-Cultural Affairs (MACMA), representatives of the City’s elected officials, and key leaders from Spokane’s numerous cultural groups.

The funds are ineligible to be used to cover operating costs, however, they may be used for capital expenditures, such as the following:

  • Purchase of a new building
  • Remodeling an existing building
  • Rental of an existing building, and/or
  • Purchase of applicable Capital equipment for operation of the Cultural Center

Selected firms will be of direct benefit to the City’s Cultural Minority populations. The fundamental requirement for all proposals is that they quarterly execute cultural activities,for a period of two years, of recognized quality that are free and accessible to the general public.  The following are examples of the kinds of services that will be considered for funding. However, this list by no means represents the entire range of possible services:

  • Cultural festivals and celebrations;
  • Arts fairs;
  • Programs for culturally underrepresented populations;
  • Lecture-demonstrations and workshops with a cultural focus.

Application Guidelines and the Grant Application can be downloaded on our website. Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 by e-mail to: Alex Reynolds, Community Programs Coordinator, at or received by mail or hand delivered to:

Alex Reynolds
3rd floor
Spokane City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.,
Spokane, WA 99201

Further Questions

Further inquiries can be made by contacting Alex Reynolds, Community Programs Coordinator, at 509.625.6147 or via e-mail at

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