How to Apply

In response to COVID-19, all City departments, including Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, are shifting and focusing our work and efforts toward supporting our community, including our most vulnerable residents. For this reason, the Neighborhood Matching Fund's (NMF) Small Sparks and Community Partnership Funds are on pause until further notice.
Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm. Our team can be reached by phone or email to assist with inquiries during these hours. To contact us, call (206) 233-0093 with any with questions or concerns.
Step 1: Review NMF Guidelines (PDF) to learn about:
  • What We Fund
  • Who Should Apply
  • Application Steps and Review Process
  • And much more...
Step 2: Call (206) 233-0093 to arrange a conversation with an NMF project manager who will help you:
  • Understand the program guidelines and application process
  • Navigate our online grants system
  • Review draft applications
Step 3: Complete and submit your application by the deadline at