Historic South Downtown awards grants to 19 local projects

Little Saigon at rush hour. (Photo by Friends of Little Saigon via Facebook)

Historic South Downtown announced Monday that it had awarded grants to 19 Chinatown-International District and Pioneer Square organizations. According to a press release, the grants, totaling at roughly $1 million, will be funding local nonprofits and supporting community-based small businesses.

“This funding will help groups across South Downtown improve the lives of the people who live and work in these vibrant communities,” Kathleen Barry, the executive director of HSD, said in a press release. “Historic South Downtown is delighted to be able to invest in these important projects.”

Recipients include the Chief Seattle Club ($105,000 and $33,289), a Chinese memorial project ($28,000), the Chinatown-International District Coalition ($10,000), the Compass Housing Alliance ($60,000), Friends of Little Saigon ($35,000), the C-ID Business Improvement Area ($35,000), the InterImCDA’s upcoming low-income housing project Uncle Bob’s Place ($100,000), The International Examiner ($20,000), One World Now ($30,000) and others.

The Historic South Downtown Community Preservation & Development Authority is a state-created agency responsible for preserving, restoring, and promoting the health, safety, and cultural identity of Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods. For more information, visit the Historic South Downtown website.