The City offers grants up to $5,000 per application to individuals, community groups and business owners for projects that enhance the environment and promote environmental stewardship in the community. In 2020, grant applications are due by March 6, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by City staff, and all applicants will be notified of grant awards no later than March 31, 2020. 

New Guidelines for 2020

  • Projects must occur in areas deemed for public use
  • Projects must provide a tangible and measurable public benefit to the environment and community
  • Matching funds or volunteer hours are required for at least 20% of eligible project expenses
  • Matching funds must be demonstrated during the grant period
  • Projects must be completed within calendar year funds are awarded
  • Projects in a park will require approval from the Parks Board
  • One award per group/individual per year
  • Projects with the following attributes are preferred:
    • Project addresses one of the following priority areas of focus:
    • New grant recipient (organization has not previously received funding from this program)
    • New project (project was not previously funded by this program)
    • Project features an active partnership with a Shoreline organization (community organization, school, neighborhood association, business, etc.)


If you have questions about an idea for a project, please contact City staff at or 206-801-2455 before submitting your application.

  1. Complete an application. All applications must be received by midnight on March 6, 2020. *An updated application form will be available in late 2019*
  2. Return completed applications via email or mail. 
    • Email: 
    • Mail: City of Shoreline - Environmental Services
               17500 Midvale Ave N
               Shoreline, WA 98133

Past Projects

View a summary of projects approved for funding from 2007-2019. Examples of past projects include:

  • Expanding a recycling program at a school
  • Creating a native plant pollinator pathway along a bicycle trail
  • Designing and constructing a greenhouse and community garden
  • Removing invasive plants in a park and restoring the area with native plants
  • Offering a free environmental movie night to Shoreline residents
  • Providing climate change curriculum and activities for youth
  • Educating the community about solar energy resources and technologies.         

Interested in other funding opportunities?