Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2021

Larry Wilmore, Dr. Ben Danielson, Cathie Wilmore, and Dr. Ed Taylor at the Fathers and Sons Together (FAST) Empowerment Basketball Camp in 2019 (Neighborhood Matching Fund grantee)

Fund supports community-building projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods

Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its 2021 funding programs. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger communities, with an increased emphasis on projects led by or impacting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

The Community Partnership Fund provides funding up to $50,000 with two opportunities to apply this year. The deadlines are April 5 and September 13. This fund provides opportunities to create large and lasting impacts in your community by supporting community organizing, public art projects, park improvements, cultural events, design and construction of community facilities, and more.

The Small Sparks Fund provides funding up to $5,000 per project, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis through October 29. This fund is perfect for small community activities such as neighborhood clean-ups, block parties, community art projects, workshops, and more.

Attend a Workshop

Neighborhood Matching Fund staff are hosting three workshops 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.

Workshop dates and times are below. RSVP at https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/QKV5WWN.

February 20, 2021, 10-11:30am
Register / Join Online: http://bit.ly/NMF_2-20-21
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 146 771 5906

March 4, 2021, 10-11:30am
Register / Join Online: http://bit.ly/NMF_3-4-21
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 146 502 6604

March 17, 2021, 6-7:30pm
Register / Join Online: http://bit.ly/NMF_3-17-21
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 146 993 7073

APPLY

Get more information and begin your application at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf.

If you have questions, please contact program staff at 206-233-0093 or NMFund@seattle.gov.  


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 seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborhood-matching-fund.