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Get funding for your community projects through the Neighborhood Matching Fund

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is currently accepting applications for the Neighborhood Matching Fund. The Neighborhood Matching Fund is a granting program that 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 provides funding up to $50,000. Applications are currently open and must be submitted by 11:59 pm on September 11, 2023. 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, 2023. 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 virtual 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:

July 13, 2023, 6-7:30 pm
Register / Join Online:
Join by phone:+1-206-207-1700
Access code: 2487 603 5952

July 29, 2023, 10-11:30 am
Register / Join Online:
Join by phone: +1-206-207-1700
Access code: 2483 689 4524

August 9, 2023, 10-11:30 am
Register / Join Online:
Join by phone:+1-206-207-1700
Access code: 2499 538 1216

To attend one of these virtual workshops, RSVP at

Get more information and begin your application at  

If you have questions, please contact program staff at 206-233-0093 or  

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 of community-initiated projects, visit