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

2/1/2016
Kudos to 23 community organizations who successfully completed Technology Matching Fund projects in 2015.  These projects achieved greater digital inclusion for over 4,100 residents in Seattle left behind by the digital divide. One grantee, Somali Community Services of Seattle (SCSS), received a $9,000 award to upgrade their aging computer lab.   Computers almost a decade old made way for eleven new desktop computers.  The lab has since been used weekly to teach more than 215 youth, adults […]
12/1/2015
Seattle’s Community Technology Program has been honored by The National League of Cities, Next Century Cities, and Google Fiber with one of their inaugural Digital Inclusion Leadership awards. The award recognizes the City’s Technology Matching Fund grant program as a leading best practice in fostering digital inclusion. Winners were chosen on the basis of a program’s ability to provide training, access, and hardware to a diverse range of participants, at low cost, with proven results […]
10/8/2015
It’s only been a few months since the award, but one recipient of a Technology Matching Fund Grant is already doing great things. The Coalition for Refugees from Burma is featured in the International Examiner for its work promoting digital equity and critical computer skills. 2015 was the third time CRB received a grant and it’s obviously built a solid […]
9/1/2015
This fall, hundreds of kids from North Seattle are returning to school empowered with new computer knowledge. In the 2014 round of Tech Matching Grants (TMF), North Seattle Boys & Girls Club (NSBGC) was awarded $20,000 to create 23 computer work stations, now providing free computer access and education to hundreds of youth. Volunteers and staff monitor the labs, offer technology classes and partner with community organizations to offer additional programs. Since the computers’ arrival last fall, the equipment has been in almost continual […]
9/1/2015
This fall, hundreds of kids from North Seattle are returning to school empowered with new computer knowledge. In the 2014 round of Tech Matching Grants (TMF), North Seattle Boys & Girls Club (NSBGC) was awarded $20,000 to create 23 computer work stations, now providing free computer access and education to hundreds of youth. Volunteers and staff monitor the labs, offer technology classes and partner with community organizations to offer additional programs. Since the computers’ arrival last fall, the equipment has been in almost continual […]