Deadline Approaches for Matching Funds to Support your Neighborhood Project

Othello+Intl+music+nwlrSeptember 2 workshop for interested applicants
Application deadline is October 5

If your group needs funds to do a neighborhood project, our Neighborhood Matching Fund may be able to help. However, you’ll need to be quick because the application deadline for the Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. This fund provides awards of up to $25,000 to for community-building projects that are matched by community contributions.

To learn about the Small and Simple Projects Fund, visit This is the last opportunity in 2015 to apply to this fund.

The final workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at University Heights Community Center (Room 209), 5031 University Way NE. The workshop provides an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP, go online at or call  206-233-0093. The workshop is open to all.

Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. You are strongly encouraged to call 206.233.0093 or email to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members. Its goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Back for 2015

Finland PhenomenonBeacon Hill Meaningful Movies is back for another year due to popular demand! As always, free movie, free popcorn for all.  Doors open at 6:15 for neighbors to meet and chat.

The next film will be “The Finland Phenomenon” on January 16 at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave S.

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

Nothing Like ChocolateNothing 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 island of Grenada.  Winner of many film festival awards.  A film with heart. Narrated by Susan Sarandon.  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is proud to help support this series through our Neighborhood Matching Fund.

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies—Free movie, free popcorn.
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S (across from the Shell station)
Friday Dec. 19, 7pm. Doors open at 6:15.
ADA parking and ramp access from the alley
METRO #60 and #36. one block north of Beacon Light Rail station.

This is our season finale and we will have some delicious door prizes!

Click here to watch trailer

Bayview Triangle Planting Party this Saturday!

Bayview Triangle Planting PartyCome work on Beacon Hill’s newest restored landscape! Join Seattle Tree Ambassadors, Beacon Hill Garden Club, Beacon Merchant’s Association and Beacon Arts to weed, plant new understory plants, and mulch this Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. We’ll provide tools, gloves, safety vests, and snacks. Come enjoy brisk weather, hot cocoa, and setting the stage for  beautiful spring and summer landscaping! This is a family friendly event and a service learning opportunity for school students that need volunteer credit. Questions? Email  Marina at  or

Meet at the Shell Station at Beacon Ave S & 15th Ave S, Beacon Hill.

This project is supported by a Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks award!


This Month’s Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies – It’s Free and so is the Popcorn!

Beacon Arts presents November’s Meaningful Movie, “Princess Angeline.” It will show on Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at The Garden House at 2336 15th Ave S (across from the Shell station). “Princess Angeline” is a film which tells the history of the Duwamish Tribe, Seattle’s first people. It uses the life of the daughter of Chief Seattle to examine the treatment and ultimate displacement of many of the tribes members from our city. More recent history of the tribe and their struggle for federal recognition of their tribal status is also examined. Film makers Yasu an Sandra Osawa will attend and have copies of the film for sale at a reduced price. Discussion with the Osawas will follow the screening. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is proud to help support this series through our Neighborhood Matching Fund.

Filipino Chamber of Commerce Hosts Two Workshops for Businesses on November 6

Filipino Chamber flierThe Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest invites owners and managers of Filipino-owned/managed businesses and businesses serving the Filipino community to two workshops sharing topics of interest to businesses. The workshops are on Thursday, November 6 at Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Avenue South. The topic of the first workshop at 6:00 p.m. is regarding the legal requirements in the implementation of Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Law. Then beginning at 7:15 p.m., Chamber leaders will present information on its recent grant from the Neighborhood Matching Fund to study the development of a Filipino Business Plaza. The workshops will be followed by a light dinner and networking.

Limited seating is available for both workshops. Call 206-227-3349 by October 25 to reserve your seat.

Beacon Bluff P-Patch Community Gathering Sunday, July 20

Beacon Bluff P-PatchCome join your neighbors  at the Beacon Bluff P-Patch for the 3rd annual Community Gathering on Sunday. July 20 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Beacon Bluff is located between 14th & 15th Avenues S at Massachusetts.  There will be light refreshments, tours of the garden, and you can join in a little singalong!

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Begins Friday June 20, 2014

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies PosterJoin Beacon Hill gardeners in celebrating National Pollinator Week by attending a free screening of the movie “More Than Honey”.  This award winning film will be shown on Friday, June 20 at 7 pm at the Garden House on Beacon Hill (2336 15th Ave S, across from the Shell station).  Meet reps from the national BeeGAP (Gardeners Assisting Pollinators) program, taste local honey, gather information about supporting our native bees.  Free popcorn too. METRO routes 60 and 36 stop within a block of the venue.  ADA parking and access is via the alley behind the house. Doors open at 6:15.

The movie is the debut of the Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies series, funded by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

In Struggle: Asian American Acts of Resistance Opens May 1

In Struggle posterJoin us for this free opening reception.

In Struggle: Asian American Acts of Resistance
Exhibit Opening Reception
May 1, 6-8pm

A brief program at 6:30 pm will include Mike Tagawa, Pramila Jayapal, Youth Speaks poets, and a video clip of interviews with Asian Pacific American resisters. We will also celebrate the dedication of the Ford Foundation Community Hall with Senior Program Officer Roberta Uno.

RSVP suggested to or 206.623.5124. Light refreshments served.

This project is supported by the Neighborhood Matching Fund.