Get funding for your community projects through the Neighborhood Matching Fund

Learn about funding opportunities at upcoming virtual workshops

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has opened applications for the second round of our 2022 Neighborhood Matching Fund Community Partnership Fund and will host three virtual workshops for those interested in applying.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund consists of two funds – the Community Partnership Fund and the Small Sparks Fund – which 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 offers funding up to $50,000 with two opportunities to apply each year. Applications for this year’s second round of funding are currently open and must be submitted by 11:59pm on September 12. 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, 2022. This fund is perfect for small community activities such as neighborhood clean-ups, block parties, community art projects, workshops, and more.

Get more information and begin your application at seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborhood-matching-fund.

Workshops

Neighborhood Matching Fund staff are hosting three virtual workshops for those interested in applying to either 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 applying are invited to attend.

Workshop dates and times are as follows:

July 23, 2022, 10-11:30am
Register / Join Online: https://bit.ly/NMF_7-23-22
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
Access code: 2495 781 6403

August 9, 2022, 10-11:30am
Register / Join Online: https://bit.ly/NMF_8-9-22
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
Access code: 2495 781 6403

August 24, 2022, 6-7:30pm
Register / Join Online: https://bit.ly/NMF_8-24-22
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
Access code: 2493 304 8882

Unable to attend one of our workshops? Check out the video below and feel free to contact us with any questions.


To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund and its support for community-initiated projects, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborhood-matching-fund.

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