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Neighborhood Matching Fund wants your feedback

The Neighborhood Matching Fund is a grant program of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The program has been operating for more than 30 years and has supported over 5,000 community-led projects. These endeavors include everything from park improvements to community festivals, and youth mentorship programs.  We are working with the community to review… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle/King County Clinic Helping Neighbors Stay Healthy

Last week, the Department of Neighborhood’s leadership team toured the Seattle/King County Clinic. This annual four-day, volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision, and medical care to anyone in the region struggling to access affordable healthcare.  Since 2014 the Clinic has served at least 27,000 patients and provided more than $23… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund Now Accepting Proposals 

$2.3 million available to community-initiated projects working to advance food equity. Community-based organizations working to create an equitable and sustainable local food system in Seattle are encouraged to apply for the City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund by the March 19, 2024 deadline. The Food Equity Fund supports work led by those who… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Becoming a Spanish-language Resource for Cooperative Development

This article was written by Laura Nash and People’s Economy Lab and originally published at peopleseconomylab.org/blog. It is republished here with permission from People’s Economy Lab. Villa Comunitaria envisions a community where all families thrive and participate. In particular, they’re working toward a thriving and empowered Latine community in Seattle’s South Park… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Building & Retaining Wealth Among African American Legacy Homeowners in Seattle

This article was written by Laura Nash and People’s Economy Lab and originally published at peopleseconomylab.org/blog. It is republished here with permission from People’s Economy Lab. Homeownership creates financial stability and allows families to build and pass on wealth to future generations. But not all families have equal access to homeownership,… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: A Community-controlled Fund for BIPOC-owned Businesses in the Central District

This article was written by Laura Nash and People’s Economy Lab and originally published at peopleseconomylab.org/blog. It is republished here with permission from People’s Economy Lab. Dennis Comer, executive director of Central Area Collaborative (CAC), wants elected leaders and policymakers to know three things: What you’re doing to help small BIPOC-owned… [ Keep reading ]

Strategic Partnerships Team Leads with Equity in Advising and Supporting City Programs

Through the Race and Social Justice Initiative, the City of Seattle is consistently working to address and eliminate institutional racism. Part of the City’s focus on social justice includes ensuring outreach and engagement efforts are equitable and reach all communities. Through our Strategic Partnerships program, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $1,012,644 in 25 Community-led Projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $1,012,644 to support 25 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty-five community groups received awards ranging from $13,535 to $50,000 and have pledged $889,749 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: A Small Business Incubator for Latinx Creatives

This article was written by Laura Nash and People’s Economy Lab and originally published at peopleseconomylab.org/blog. It is republished here with permission from People’s Economy Lab. José Manuel Vasquez grew up in South Park, the son of entrepreneurs. His parents owned a video store and sandwich shop that served as… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund now accepting proposals for Capacity Building Grants

Applications for the City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund Capacity Building Grants are now open. Community organizations working to create an equitable and sustainable local food system in Seattle and have an annual budget of less than $500,000 are encouraged to apply. The Food Equity Fund supports work led by… [ Keep reading ]