Recreation For All

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. 

2018 Application for Funds

The Seattle Parks District now has funding for opportunities for 2018:

  • The Get Moving program funds culturally relevant physical activities in communities where health disparities are prevalent. Funded activities will strengthen the collaboration between Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle communities.
  • The Recreation for All program funds new, innovative and culturally relevant recreation opportunities. Funded programs will take place in City of Seattle community centers, parks and facilities.

Applications open January 8 and close February 16, 2018. Apply at seattlepark.gosmart.org.

Information Sessions will be held as follows:

  • January 10: 6-8 pm, Eritrian Community Center
  • January 20: 1-3 pm, Rainier Beach Community Center
  • January 25: 1-3 pm, Delridge Community Center
  • February 2: 1-3 pm, Asian Counseling & Referral Service
  • February 10: 1:30 - 3:30 pm, South Park Community Center
  • February 14: 6-8 pm, Lake City Public Library

To receive updates and other information, send your name, organization or company name, phone number, and email address to pks_funds4all@seattle.gov.

Questions? Please read our Guidelines document for important information on eligibility and requirements. More questions? Please contact kathleen.gantz@seattle.gov or 206-386-4671.