The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting three workshops for those interested in applying to the fund. Each workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a strong application, and the review process. Neighborhood and community groups interested in the fund are invited to attend.
Workshop dates and locations are as follows:
Wednesday, January 31, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N
Thursday, February 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Montlake Community Center, 1618 Calhoun St.
Tuesday, February 27, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier Ave S
The Neighborhood Matching Fund has two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund. The Community Partnership Fund provides funding up to $100,000 with three opportunities to apply this year. The deadlines are March 26, June 25, and September 10. The Small Sparks Fund provides funding up to $5,000 per project, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis through November 30.
More than 5,000 projects have occurred across the city since this program began in 1988. To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund and its support to community-initiated projects, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborhood-matching-fund.