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Two April Workshops Offered for Large Projects Fund Applicants

The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting its last two workshops for those interested in applying to the Large Projects Fund this May. The Large Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $100,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects. Attendance at one of these workshops is required to […]


Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Seeks Proposals

The City of Seattle is seeking applications for community-based projects that enhance the quality of life in Seattle neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. Successful applicants will engage in projects to improve access to the river, support job creation and economic development, increase access to healthy food and other challenges faced by communities along the Duwamish. […]


Meet Groups Improving their Neighborhoods Through the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund

The Duwamish River Opportunity Fund awarded nine groups to help improve the quality of life in the Duwamish area through a variety of innovative micro projects.  Seattle Channel’s CityStream meets three organizations who are turning their ideas into opportunities for the community and neighborhood.    


City Awards $544,000 in Matching Funds for Neighborhood Projects

Today the City announced $544,761 in matching funds to support neighborhood-initiated projects across the city of Seattle. Twenty-nine community groups received awards from the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) for projects as diverse as youth fitness programs to pop-up parks. “These projects are the result of community members collaborating on ways to improve the quality of […]


Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider two Properties in Denny Regrade Neighborhood for Landmark Status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the National Cash Register Building at 1923-27 Fifth Ave. and the (old) IBM Building at 1929-33 Fifth Ave. on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, 40th Floor, Room 4060. The public is invited to attend the meeting and make […]


New East African Business Association Featured in Capitol Hill Blog

The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog features work on the community organizing an East African business association. Our Public Outreach and Engagement Liaisons, along with the Office of Economic Development, have supported this work. Read more here.  


Youth Opportunity Summit Saturday, April 11

Mayor Murray is convening an all-day Youth Opportunity Summit, with a particular focus on improving outcomes for young men of color. This Summit is intended to launch a new conversation about how we can build on the good work of our community partners through better alignment of resources, better coordination across systems and agencies, and […]


Funds Available to Neighborhoods for Spring Clean Activities

If your neighborhood would like to participate in Spring Clean, the city’s annual community clean-up event, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your activity. The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request up to $1,000 to help enhance their activities with funding […]


“Cracking the Codes” Film and Discussion this Saturday, March 21

Join us Saturday, March 21 for a free screening of “Cracking the Codes” followed by a discussion facilitated by Darlene Flynn of the City of Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights.  Click here for more information.


Neighborhood Matching Fund Supported Black Irish Heritage Celebration March 14

Join the Central Area Chamber of Commerce for its Black Irish Heritage Celebration, a festival to celebrate African-American and Irish lineage in the Central District and Seattle. It will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m. in the 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S. Supported by our Neighborhood Matching Fund, there will be […]