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Neighborhood Matching Fund Hosts Free Workshops for Community Groups

mural photoThe Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF), a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting workshops for community groups interested in learning more about the city’s popular Small and Simple Projects Fund. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects.

Each workshop provides an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. The dates are:

  • Monday, January 11; 6 – 8 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S in Room 310
  • Thursday, January 14; 6 – 8 p.m. at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N in Room 6

To RSVP call 206-733-9916 or go online at

To learn about the Fund, visit The deadline for applications is Monday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m., but be sure to register now to apply. There are two more opportunities to apply to the Small and Simple Projects Fund. The deadline dates are June 6 and September 12, 2016, and workshops will be offered prior to both.

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.