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City of Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $818,698 in 21 Community-Led Projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $818,698 to support 21 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty-one community groups received awards ranging from $8,320 to $50,000 and have pledged $780,269 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish River community projects to receive $244,000 in funding from the City of Seattle

The City of Seattle announced grants for seven community-driven projects serving neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. As part of the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, these projects will help to increase the sustainability of the neighborhoods impacted by the Superfund clean-up. The projects will begin this year and will continue into… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund invests $2.8 million in 22 community-initiated projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $2,800,000 to support community-led projects through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ (DON) Food Equity Fund. Twenty-two community groups will receive awards ranging from $75,000 to $150,000 to advance projects that increase equitable access and opportunities to grow, learn about, and/or eat healthy, affordable, and… [ Keep reading ]

Gifts of Hope Back-to-School Supply Giveaway Brings Aid and Builds Community

Gifts of Hope supports community members in need by connecting them to services, hosting supply giveaways, providing employment training and education workshops, and much more. Earlier this year, Gifts of Hope received a Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks grant to support their Back-to-School Community Giveaway. We recently connected with Founder… [ Keep reading ]

Friends of Little Sài Gòn helps Vietnamese American community stay safe and thrive

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Vietnamese Little Saigon is a neighborhood and a cultural hub within the International District (much like Chinatown, Nihonmachi, Historic Manilatown, and more), a place where the Vietnamese American community can go to shop, work, learn, relax, play, and be in community with… [ Keep reading ]

CID Community Watch proves strength in numbers keeps neighborhood lively and safe

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Sometimes, a simple, “Hi,” is one of the greatest safeguards against vandalism and similar crimes that hurt the Chinatown International District (CID). This is what volunteer-led CID Community Watch believes. CID Community Watch is made up of individuals from all walks of… [ Keep reading ]

Henry Liu helps elders stay in community with each other throughout pandemic

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese For Henry Liu, it’s all about bringing people together. Henry has been a community organizer ever since graduating from college. In particular, Henry is passionate about serving the Chinatown International District (CID) — and connecting with people over… [ Keep reading ]

The International District Emergency Center continues Donnie Chin’s commitment to safety

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member For over half a century, the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), based in the Chinatown International District (CID), has been serving as a community-centered alternative to policing. It was founded by Donnie Chin in 1968. Donnie was a hero in the CID,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Chinatown Block Watch helps neighbors work together to increase safety

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Seattle Chinatown Block Watch is based on the idea that neighbors working together is one of the best ways to build up safety. Run by volunteers, many of whom are seniors who live or have roots in the… [ Keep reading ]

MJ Cabigting-Steele builds confidence and community with free self-defense classes

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Formerly a New Yorker, Filipinx visual artist and martial artist MJ Cabigting-Steele moved to Seattle a few years ago and found a sense of community here. MJ works at the Wing Luke Museum as well as at Seattle Kung Fu Club, where… [ Keep reading ]