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Youth soccer program helps East African students build community

Life as an adolescent can be challenging, but for immigrant and refugee children, language and cultural barriers can make the challenges of youth even harder. The founders of the Somali Youth Soccer Association wanted to find a way to help kids overcome those challenges. Their East African Homework Help and… [ Keep reading ]

New murals offer belonging and power to children of Magnuson Park

The Magnuson Children’s Garden is adding a mural to both the front and back of a large kiosk that sits along NE 74th St. in Magnuson Park. The murals will both be designed and built by teams of children who attend youth programs in Magnuson Park, live in the park’s… [ Keep reading ]

BUILD 2021 works to unite, engage, and inspire local Black leaders

During the winter of 2013, the topic of conversation for many Seattleites centered around the Seahawks as they marched toward their first championship. When people gathered in the streets of downtown to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl win, six African American men congregated elsewhere to discuss something else occurring in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2021

Fund supports community-building projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its 2021 funding programs. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger communities, with an increased emphasis on projects led by or… [ Keep reading ]

Meet the young Black leaders at the center of Eli’s Park Project

In our latest video, hear the story behind the Eli’s Park Project Teen Advisory Team, a group of Black, female teens leading change in North Seattle. Through community organizing, outreach, and performance they are working to engage community members and help create an accessible, inclusive, nature-based park where people of… [ Keep reading ]

Hillman City P-Patch honors refugee, friend, and cultivator of community, Rangkham Praseurt

Rangkham Praseurt loved to spread beauty and joy in the world. As a gardener at the Hillman City P-Patch, she gained a reputation as the matriarch of the community garden. From volunteering in the food bank plots to sharing food and flowers with other gardeners, Rangkham always found a way… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $750,000 in 23 Community-initiated Projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $756,626 to support 23 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty-three community groups received awards ranging from $9,418 to $50,000 and have pledged $721,956 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund at upcoming virtual workshops

Our popular Neighborhood Matching Fund is relaunching after a pause in funding cycles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning July 16, applications will be available for the program’s Community Partnership Fund, which provides up to $50,000 to support community-building projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will host three… [ Keep reading ]

Meet Esprit Autenreith, the newest member of our Neighborhood Matching Fund team

Esprit Autenreith is an Administrative Specialist working as the self-proclaimed “paperwork wizard/witch” for the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) program. She is responsible for tracking all things related to the Community Partnership Fund within NMF as well as providing basic administrative support to the whole team. Get to know more about… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]