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Learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund at our upcoming workshops

Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff will be hosting three workshops this Spring 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. At the workshops, you will:

  • Learn about funding opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
  • Find out if your project idea matches our funding requirements.
  • Get tips for a competitive application.

Workshop dates and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, May 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Broadview Branch Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave N

Thursday, May 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Southwest Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave SW

Wednesday, May 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 East Yesler Way

To attend a workshop, RSVP at or contact us at 206-733-9916 or

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 remaining 2018 deadlines are 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