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Casa Latina uses Food Equity Fund grant to bring food security and job skills training to Latino immigrants

Since 1994, Casa Latina has provided training, knowledge, and support to Latino immigrants in Seattle. Their services include Day Worker Center, free English language classes, job skills training, employment programs, and much more, all focused on breaking the cycle of poverty within Latino immigrant communities and helping women and men… [ 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 March 15, 2023. The Food Equity Fund supports work led by those… [ 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 ]

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 ]

International Community Health Services supports COVID-19 safety with…Minecraft!

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nonprofit community health center that offers affordable health care services to anyone in need. They serve thousands of patients every year at multiple locations across our region. ICHS was founded in 1973, during a time… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $849,711 in 20 Community-Led Projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $849,711 to support 20 community-initiated projects through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty community groups received awards ranging from $18,700 to $50,000 and have pledged $710,588 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind… [ Keep reading ]