Neighborhood Matching Fund announces 2022 funding opportunities for community centered projects

Haida Roots Language & Youth Arts Program (2018 NMF Grantee)

Fund supports community-building projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its 2022 funding programs. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger communities, with an 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. Applications for the first round of funding are currently open and must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 28. The second round of funding will open in July. 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 31. This fund is perfect for small community activities such as neighborhood clean-ups, block parties, community art projects, workshops, and more.

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 as follows:

February 12, 2022, 10-11:30am
Register / Join Online: https://bit.ly/NMF_2-12-22
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 2492 905 9962

February 24, 2022, 10-11:30am
Register / Join Online: https://bit.ly/NMF_2-24-22
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 2484 508 7879

March 9, 2022, 6-7:30pm
Register / Join Online: https://bit.ly/NMF_3-9-22
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 2490 231 3341

To attend one of these virtual workshops, RSVP to https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/LZ2WKGQ.

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.