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Neighborhood Matching Fund

Nine Community Projects Receive Award from Duwamish River Opportunity Fund

In November Mayor Murray announced $250,000 in awards for nine local micro-projects along the Duwamish River as a result of the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund. The projects will work to advance the environmental quality of the area and public health of people living near the river. “The City of Seattle is honored to support these […]


Seattle Celebrates Busking offers Free Holiday Entertainment

In celebration of the holidays and the 40 year anniversary of legal street performing in Seattle, the community group Seattle Busking Celebration! will host a series of free performances at 6th and Columbia from 11:30 to 2 p.m. beginning Friday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30.  This performance series was funded in part by the […]


How do Historic Buildings Become Landmarks? – KIRO tells the Story

KIRO’s Rachel Belle interviews our staff in this podcast to learn how buildings become landmarks. Listen here:


Lots of Joy and Creativity at the 13th Annual U District Swag Party

More than 200 people participated in one of the University District’s favorite traditions, the U District Swag Event. Held at the U District Farmers Market, neighbors gathered greens, pine cones, ribbon and wire and let their creativity run wild!  Plus, for the first time, neighbors made enough swags for the Food Bank to deliver a […]


Capitol Hill Community Council Open House December 18

Come meet your neighbors and plan for future neighorhood projects! The Capitol Hill Community Council will host a winter open house on Thursday, December 18, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, at the Cal Anderson Park Shelter House as a community-building, meet-your-neighbors, and information-gathering event on community needs and desires. The identified priorities will help the Capitol Hill […]


Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider two Properties for Landmark Nomination in South Lake Union Neighborhood

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Eberharter Garage/Antique Liquidators property (503 Westlake Avenue N) and the Henry R. Wold Building (413 Fairview Avenue North) at its meeting on Wednesday, January 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060. The public is invited to attend […]


Next Matching Fund Supported Beacon Hill Meaningful Movie “Nothing Like Chocolate” December 19

Nothing Like Chocolate is a film that brings together themes we explored in our season’s films; the environment, fair trade, fair wages, dignity of all work. Follow the efforts of a determined young man to produce slave free, locally sourced, organic, cooperatively produced bean to bar chocolate from a small solar powered factory on the […]


Space Still Available for the Learn the Basics of Advocacy and how Government Works FREE Seminar

We still have a few spots left for our seminar this evening!  Please RSVP to Wendy Watson at if you would like to attend. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) presents its fall seminar, “Democracy Needs You! Five Essential Advocacy Tools that will Shape Your World.” Forget the days of […]


City of Seattle Awards Nearly $439,000 in Matching Funds for Neighborhood Projects

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods recently awarded nearly $439,000, in matching funds to support 23 neighborhood-initiated projects across the city of Seattle. Community groups received Small and Simple Projects Fund awards from the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Program for projects that range from an oral history project on Central Area seniors to events on the culinary […]


Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Change Request for New Olympic Hills Elementary School

A Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled to discuss the Seattle School District’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations to construct a new Olympic Hills Elementary School. It will be held on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the existing Olympic Hills Elementary School (13018 20th Avenue […]