Youth Funds

Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Projects Fund

Description Provides funds of up to $100,000 to support groups in building community relationships around a project. Projects must demonstrate a capacity to build a stronger and healthier community and:
  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the community.
  • Demonstrate a community match of volunteer labor, donated professional services, donated materials, and/or cash.
Deadline

The deadline for applications is May 5, 2014.

Eligibility Open to neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups. Groups interested in applying must attend a mandatory workshop offered on the following dates: February 20, 25; March 20,25; and April 8 or 10.
Funded By Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples After school and summer activities
Technology and media program

Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Projects Fund

Description Provides funds of up to $25,000 to support groups in building community relationships around a project. Projects must demonstrate a capacity to build a stronger and healthier community and:
  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the community
  • Demonstrate a community match of volunteer labor, donated professional services, donated materials, and/or cash.
Deadline

There are three opportunities to apply. Deadlines are February 3, June 2, or October 6, 2014 by 5 p.m. Free workshops are offered for each round.

Eligibility Open to neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups; or community groups that do not have a geographic base, such as an ethnic group, GLBT groups, disability community, etc.
Funded By Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples Tutoring programs
Cultural outreach and education

Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks Fund

Description Provides funds of up to $1000 to support community members in becoming civically engaged. Projects must demonstrate a capacity to build a stronger and healthier community and:
  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the community.
  • Demonstrate a community match of volunteer labor, donated professional services or materials, and/or cash.
Deadline None – applications accepted year-round
Eligibility Open to neighborhood and grassroots community groups with annual organizational budgets of less than $25,000.
Funded By Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples Leadership development
Youth-focused events

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL MINI GRANT PROGRAM

Description Funds activities up to $1000 that support the overall goal of safety education and encouragement for walking and bicycling to school.
Application Opens Spring cycle: April 1, 2014
Fall cycle: October 1, 2014
Deadline Spring cycle: April 30, 2014
Fall cycle: October 31, 2014
Eligibility Public and private K-12 schools, PTAs, community groups, and other school-related nonprofit groups.
Funded By Seattle Department of Transportation
Project Examples Bike or Walk to School Day events
Student safety patrol
Pedestrian crossing flags
Intersection paintings

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) Community Matching Grant

Description Provides matching funds of up to $25,000 for community-based projects to supplement existing Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) services to youth referred by one or more of the three SYVPI Neighborhood Networks (Central, Southeast and Southwest Seattle). SYVPI seeks innovative projects that engage, uplift, educate and support youth who are deemed at risk of perpetuating or being a victim of violence.
Deadline March 21, 4:30 pm
Eligibility Open to neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups (such as chambers of commerce).
Funded By Office for Education/Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples Music recording studio project
History and culture educational program on communities of color
Young authors’ book project

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) MINI Community Grant

Description Provides funds of up to $2,500 for community-based projects to supplement existing Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) services to youth referred by one or more of the three SYVPI Neighborhood Networks (Central, Southeast and Southwest Seattle). The SYVPI Neighborhood Networks, through the Mini Community Grant, seek small innovative projects that engage, uplift, educate and support youth who are deemed at risk of perpetuating or being a victim of violence.
Deadline Applications accepted year-round
Eligibility Open to neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups (such as chambers of commerce).
Funded By Office for Education/Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples Girls' leadership and empowerment group
All boys' math program
Media literacy and ethical decision-making instruction

Technology Matching Fund (TMF)

Description

Awards up to $20,000 in matching funds to community projects which increase resident access to information technology, increase literacy in using technology, and/or apply technology to foster civic engagement and community building.
Deadline Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Workshops will be held January 30 and February 4.
Eligibility
  • Nonprofit organizations located in Seattle serving Seattle residents
  • Ad-hoc groups of residents formed to work on specific projects
  • Community councils, neighborhood associations, or groups of businesses that draws their memberships from a commonly recognized geographic neighborhoods
  • Community-based organizations with a majority of its members residing or operating in Seattle and who seek to improve the quality of life for a particular community
Funded By Department of Information Technology Community Technology Program
Project Examples Computer lab offering college preparation mentoring and goal setting classes to underserved youth
Mobile multimedia training lab for public middle schools
Hands-on training for teens to encourage technology careers
Computer programming training through a hands-on robotics project

WORK READINESS ARTS PROGRAM (WRAP)

Description Provides funding to support programs to partner with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) that train SYVPI youth in arts and work-readiness skills. Programs are led by professional teaching artists.
Application Opens February 18, 2014
Deadline April 9, 2014
Eligibility Arts and cultural organizations or youth service agencies.
Funded By Seattle Office of Arts and Culture in Partnership with SYVPI
Project Examples

Performing arts academy where youth participate in different artistic, leadership, and technical positions that culminates in a final performance.
Youth create visual arts projects and learn how to market and promote their final exhibit to the public.
Youth write and record their own original music in a collaborative setting and distribute.


Youth Arts Program

Description Supports out-of-school arts training for Seattle middle/high school teens led by experienced teaching artists in all art forms. Priority targets youth with limited to no access to arts and culture.
Application Opens December 13, 2013
Deadline February 4, 2014
Eligibility Individual artists, arts and cultural organizations, local colleges/universities or youth service agencies.
Funded By Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Project Examples Modern dance after-school classes
Summer visual arts and curatorial training for high school students
Filmmaking lessons for disadvantaged youth

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