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

4/8/2015
The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) is hosting workshops for community groups interested in learning more about our popular Small and Simple Projects Fund. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects. Each workshop provides an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of […]
3/31/2015
One of 3 parks projects has the chance to receive $20,000! Through an initiative called “Parks Build Community,” one of three local parks and recreation projects will receive a $20,000 grant – and Seattleites get to choose which one. This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association, Disney | ABC Television Group and ESPN […]
3/27/2015
The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting its last workshop for those interested in applying to the Large Projects Fund this May. The Large Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $100,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects. Attendance at a workshop is required to submit a Large Projects […]
3/24/2015
The City of Seattle is seeking applications for community-based projects that enhance the quality of life in Seattle neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. Successful applicants will engage in projects to improve access to the river, support job creation and economic development, increase access to healthy food and other challenges faced by communities along the Duwamish. […]
3/24/2015
The Duwamish River Opportunity Fund awarded nine groups to help improve the quality of life in the Duwamish area through a variety of innovative micro projects.  Seattle Channel’s CityStream meets three organizations who are turning their ideas into opportunities for the community and neighborhood. http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos?videoid=x53341