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Learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund at upcoming workshops

Do you have a community project idea, but need support to help make it happen? Join us at one of our upcoming Neighborhood Matching Fund workshops to learn how to get funding for your project. Each workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a… [Read more]

New Seattle Department of Neighborhoods programs coming to you in 2020

Last month, Mayor Durkan signed the 2020 City Budget adopted earlier by Seattle City Council. This budget includes exciting new programs for Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and continues to lay the groundwork to further improve our efforts to support and coordinate city outreach and engagement. DON will play an expanded… [Read more]

Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2020

Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its 2020 funding programs. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger neighborhoods and communities. Examples of projects include park improvements, public art, cultural festivals, community organizing, and much… [Read more]

The results are in for Your Voice, Your Choice

More than 6,500 voted; 22 community projects selected More than 6,500 community members voted for their favorite park and street projects and the 22 projects have been selected. It’s all part of the City’s Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets, a participatory budgeting program in which community members democratically… [Read more]

City of Seattle awards $471,337 in matching funds for 20 community-initiated projects

Congratulations to 20 community organizations awarded grants from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund. These funds will go toward projects created and implemented by Seattle groups and organizations. The grants range from $13,950 to $25,000, and organizations have pledged a total of $789,312 to match their awards through local… [Read more]

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is recruiting for a Community Engagement and Leadership Development Lead

Have you been looking for a way to use your community engagement and leadership development skills, and your program delivery expertise, to strengthen underrepresented community member’s individual and collective power and support greater participation and access to government and budgeting processes? If so, we’ve got the job for you! We… [Read more]

City of Seattle announces awards to four Duwamish River neighborhood projects

The City of Seattle announced grants for four community 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… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan announces $544,000 awarded to 23 organizations for community-initiated projects

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan congratulates 23 Seattle organizations that recently received grants from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Totaling $544,181, the 23 awards will go toward community projects created and implemented by Seattle groups and organizations. The grants range from $10,660 to $25,000, and awardees have pledged… [Read more]

Be a Your Voice, Your Choice VOTE CHAMPION

Help spread the word about Your Voice, Your Choice in your community. Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) is here to put community decision-making back in YOUR hands! This September, you and your neighbors get to vote on what park and street improvements will receive funding in your neighborhood! Help us… [Read more]

Summer Update: Impacts in Chinatown / International District

If you’re spending time in Chinatown / International District this summer, stay informed about construction and other impacts. We’ve got details on projects and tips to make your time in these neighborhoods as easy as possible. Also, check out one of these free events sponsored by the City. Print a… [Read more]