The Large Projects Fund provides awards up to $100,000 to support community members in building community relationships around a project. Large Projects Fund activities may be physical projects as well as less tangible but equally significant educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening activities. All projects must demonstrate its capacity to build a stronger and healthier community, and must:
- Provide a public benefit and be free and open to all members of the public.
- Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the neighbors and community members who will themselves be impacted by the project.
- Demonstrate community match.
- Occur within the Seattle city limits.
To see the latest round of Large Projects Fund awards, click here.
Who Should Apply
The Large Projects Fund is open to:
- Neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups (such as chambers of commerce) who want to do a project to build stronger connections in their neighborhood.
- Community groups that do not have a geographic base, such as a racial or ethnic group, GLBT groups, a disability community, etc.
How to Apply
Before applying, carefully review the guidelines. Attendance at one of three mandatory workshops* is required in order for an application to be considered. Once a workshop has been attended, you can apply for the Large Projects Fund online. To get started, click here.
- All of the workshops for the 2013 Large Project Fund have passed. Please stay tuned for 2014 dates.
When to Apply
Please note the deadline has passed for 2013, please stay tuned for the 2014 deadline.
Applicants are notified of award decision within three months of the full proposal deadline.
For more information about the Large Projects Fund, contact a Neighborhood Matching Fund project manager.