Recreation For All

UPDATE: The Get Moving and Recreation for All grant deadline has been extended to March 4, 2019 at 11:59pm due to inclement weather. An information session will be held at Garfield Community Center on February 23, 2019 from 1-3pm.

About the Recreation for All Fund

The Recreation for All fund, through the Seattle Parks District, provides financial support to local nonprofit organizations, small businesses, community groups, and individuals to provide culturally relevant programs and events throughout the City of Seattle.  Programs or events must be held in City of Seattle community centers, parks, or facilities in neighborhoods where health and enrichment disparities are prevalent and serve the funds priority populations and communities including adults, LGBTQIA, immigrant and refugee populations, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Potential Partners

The fund opens for applications annually seeking new partners with innovative programs and events.  Each year the fund seeks to partner with 25 NEW partners to provide culturally relevant programming that meets the needs of the community they serve.  Potential partners need to include information on sustainability and how they would maintain their programming after the one year of funding. 

2019 Get Moving and Recreation for All Funds are now open 

The Recreation for All initiative funds new, innovative, and culturally relevant recreation opportunities. Funded activities will develop new and ongoing relationships with Seattle Parks and Recreation, community centers, parks, and facilities. Priority will be given to new projects that have not been funded by Recreation for All in prior years.

Recreation for All projects must:

  • Take place in a City of Seattle Community Center, Park, or Facility (such as Pool or Environmental Learning Center)
  • Provide recreation classes, projects, programs, or events to underserved communities.

Who can apply?

  • Individuals
  • Local community groups
  • Small businesses working within the identified neighborhoods
  • Non-profit and Not-for-profit organizations

Guidelines and Application 

For full guidelines and eligibility information, please visit this links below and review thoroughly. UPDATE: The Get Moving and Recreation for All grant deadline has been extended to March 4, 2019 at 11:59pm due to inclement weather. An information session will be held at Garfield Community Center on February 23, 2019 from 1-3pm.

To apply: please go to https://seattlepark.gosmart.org 

Please see the Get Moving page for information about that program.