Facility Use Grant Application for Nonprofit Organizations

The City of Federal Way is providing a program that offers free meeting space for nonprofit organizations to provide direct services. Available locations include rooms at the Federal Way Community Center and the Dumas Bay Centre.

  • Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for free facility rental to provide direct service programming.
  • It is not available for business or commercial uses, fundraising events, or organization functions aside from direct services. It is not available for uses that have admissions or fees.
  • Reservations will be based on facility availability during normal business hours.

Overall Rules and Policies

  • Users will be governed by all aspects of the Federal Way Community Center and/or Dumas Bay Centre policies and rules including the following:
    • There is no use of facilities outside of normal business hours.
    • Following review of applications to determine eligibility, a lottery system will be used to randomly select organizations and determine an order for reserving space.
    • Dates, times, and locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Blackout Dates: New Year’s Day, July 4th, First Full week in September, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
    • Uses will be cancelled if the building is closed for weather or other emergencies.
    • There may be times where reservations may be changed to accommodate larger-scale, paid rentals.
    • 1 staff to 6 youth ratio (background check required for staff)
    • Agree to the terms in the facility rental agreement; a sample agreement is available here.
  • All users must provide proof of coverage for liability insurance.
    • Limits of no less than $2,000,000 general aggregate and $1,000,000 per person/per incident and names the City of Federal Way as “additionally insured”,
    • Dates, times, and location of the event/use
    • Endorsement that the renter’s insurance coverage shall be primary insurance as respects to the City of Federal Way and provide the endorsement.
  • Once available grant funds are expended, organizations that wish to reserve additional space may do so through the normal process at the regular rental rates.
Contact Information
Project Information


Please contact Shannon Rivers


(253) 835-6940

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