Grants & Funding

The city of Seattle believes in the power of community and our partnership with community members to improve their quality of life. The city has a wide variety of funding programs that can help you make Seattle a great place to live, work, and play. Visit the funding areas below for more information.

Community Funding Areas

News, Success Stories and Announcements

12/3/2014
Nothing Like Chocolate is a film that brings together themes we explored in our season’s films; the environment, fair trade, fair wages, dignity of all work. Follow the efforts of a determined young man to produce slave free, locally sourced, organic, cooperatively produced bean to bar chocolate from a small solar powered factory on the […]
12/3/2014
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods recently awarded nearly $439,000, in matching funds to support 23 neighborhood-initiated projects across the city of Seattle. Community groups received Small and Simple Projects Fund awards from the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Program for projects that range from an oral history project on Central Area seniors to events on the culinary […]
12/1/2014
Recovery through Journalism has received wide support among the East African Community in Seattle. Under the newly established nonprofit called “Awareness and Recovery Institute (ARI)”, the project trained eight East African youth, the majority of whom are Somalis. During the training, the youth participated in reading, writing, computer aided reporting, and photography workshops. Soon after the training, the youth started practicing what they had learned; they are now providing photographs and some short writing to […]
11/20/2014
Another great Neighborhood Matching Fund supported event! Come the holidays, monkeys will be hanging from the trees and taking over store windows along Phinney and Greenwood Avenues. But don’t worry – they’re the lighted variety, and they don’t bite. The 150 “escaped” monkeys will be promoting the neighborhood and its businesses, and tying in with […]
11/19/2014
Come work on Beacon Hill’s newest restored landscape! Join Seattle Tree Ambassadors, Beacon Hill Garden Club, Beacon Merchant’s Association and Beacon Arts to weed, plant new understory plants, and mulch this Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. We’ll provide tools, gloves, safety vests, and snacks. Come enjoy brisk weather, hot cocoa, and setting […]