Arts & Culture

Global Objectives

Theory of Change: If we provide lifelong arts and cultural experiences, individuals will develop an appreciation for different perspectives, deepen their critical and creative thinking, and be better prepared to excel in work and life.

Program Goal: Engage communities to participate in arts and cultural experiences in order to broaden their perspectives, nurture creativity, and produce a multi-disciplinary workforce prepared to solve complex issues.

Local Strategies

The Boeing Company's arts investments foster creative expression, celebrate diverse cultures, stimulate civic dialogue, and strengthen communities. Boeing makes investments to advance the work of professional arts and culture organizations in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

Boeing's Arts & Culture investments:

  • Engage young people in innovative, interactive, and sequential arts education programs based on best practices;
  • Support the creation and presentation of risk-taking newer artistic works;
  • Serve as change capital to help organizations test new business models or ventures that may yield new revenue lines; and
  • Foster systems change and deep impact in the arts nonprofit sector, including professional development and training, research, and collaborative initiatives that respond to field conditions.

Staff Contact

Huong Vu, Community Investor, Arts, Culture, and Civic

Grantmaking Process

To apply for a project grant, please follow the following steps:

  • Determine that your agency meets the eligibility and exclusions guidelines.
  • Contact your local community investor to discuss a proposed project and its alignment to Boeing's local strategies.
  • If your community investor determines that your project aligns to Boeing's local strategies, you may be asked to submit an online letter of inquiry (LOI) in Cybergrants.
  • Your LOI will be evaluated through our early gate review process for alignment, readiness, viability, measureable outcomes and broad impact.
  • If the LOI is approved, you will be given an invitation code and invited to submit a full grant proposal in Cybergrants.

Grantmaking Timeline

April 1 – July 31, 2014 Nonprofits contact community investors to discuss projects
LOIs accepted in CyberGrants on a rolling basis
LOIs reviewed through early gate review process
April 1 – August 31, 2014 Full proposals accepted in CyberGrants on a rolling basis
Community investors conduct due diligence
October 31, 2014 Grant notifications


For ease and efficiency, all grant Boeing payments will be made electronically via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If you are not yet set up, your community investor will provide instructions on how you can set up for EFT payment.

Boeing does not make contributions to capital campaigns.

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