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Learn How to Get Funding for Your Community Project

Participants in DNDA's Let's Talk Race Series (2017 NMF Grantee)

Do you have a community project idea, but need some support to help make it happen? The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, invites you to any of our three workshops where you’ll learn how to get funding for your project. Each workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a strong application, and the review process. Community and neighborhood groups interested in the fund are invited to attend.


All workshops will occur on Saturdays from 10 – 11:30 a.m. The dates and locations are as follows:

  • July 27: Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E
  • August 3: University Heights Center, 5031 University Way
  • August 17: South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S

To attend one of these workshops, RSVP to or contact us at 206-733-9916 or


The Neighborhood Matching Fund program has two funds:

  • The Community Partnership Fund provides funding up to $25,000 with three opportunities to apply a year. The deadline for the next and final round of 2019 is Monday, September 9.
  • The Small Sparks Fund provides funding up to $5,000 per project, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis through October 31.

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