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.

Today’s hours for Neighborhood Service Centers

Here is a list of Neighborhood Service Centers that serve as Payment and Information Service sites and today’s hours of operation due to weather conditions:

Lake City: Open – 9:00-5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Ballard: Open – 9:00-5:00
Open for lunch

University: Closed

Central: Open – 9:00-5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Southeast: Open – 9:00 – 5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Delridge: Open until 3:30 p.m.

West Seattle: Closed

Neighborhood Service Centers are open today

Below are the  Neighborhood Service Centers’ hours of operation for today, Monday, Nov. 22.  All centers are open, however, most NSCs will be closing for lunch with the exception of two locations.
Lake City:
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch 1:00-2:00

9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 1:00-2:00

10:00 am-6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 2:00-3:00

9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Open for lunch

9:00 am-5:00 pm
Open for lunch

West Seattle:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Closed  for lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

10:00 am-6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 2:00-3:00 pm

Picardo P-Patch celebrates Seattle’s first composting toilet

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is pleased to announce Seattle’s first public composting toilet, located at the Picardo Farm in Wedgwood. On Saturday, April 3, Picardo hosted the opening ceremonies, featuring a T.P. ribbon cutting, speeches by local dignitaries, and garden tours. Big thanks go out to Trent Elwing, Eileen Long, and Rich MacDonald for seeing through the entire process.  Special thanks also to Emcee Ciscoe Morris for rallying the excitement from the troops at the event.  For more info on the composting toilet, visit, and for pictures of the event please visit our Flickr page at

Wedgwood Vision Project, partially funded by Neighborhood Matching Fund, seeks input

The Wedgwood Vision Project is a one-year effort to define and document a community vision for our neighborhood. With a vision we are better prepared to shape the community we want. This effort is a project of the Wedgwood Community Council and our consultant is MAKERS architecture + urban design.

We are seeking input as widely as possible both within Wedgwood and from all who have a stake in our neighborhood and its businesses and organizations.  Please click the Wedgwood Vision Project link above to participate in the survey.

Please respond by the end of March 2010 if possible so we can summarize feedback at our April meeting. We will continue to accept responses into April.

We estimate the survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. We have divided it into multiple sections of just a few questions each so it should move right along.

Results of the survey will be published in the Wedgwood Echo and on our website. All responses will be kept confidential. Thank you for your participation!