Recreation For All

The Recreation for All Grant funds new innovative and culturally relevant recreation opportunities.

Looking for funding for community programs?

The Get Moving and Recreation for All grant cycle is open from January 6, 2020 through February 18 at 11:59 pm.

The Seattle Parks District has funding programs for community activities, funding priority populations including people of color, immigrants and refugees, and the LGBTQ community. Application period opens January 6, 2020 and closes February 18, 2020. 

Come to a Technical Information Session

**The information session scheduled for Wed., Jan 15 at Rainier Beach Community Center from 4-6pm has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • January 25, 2020: Lake City Library from 3-5pm
  • February 5, 2020: Rainier Beach Community Center from 4-6pm
  • February 6, 2020: Douglass Truth Library from 11am-1pm
  • February 13, 2020: West Seattle Library from 3-5pm

To apply or for more information on funding opportunities including Get Moving and Recreation for All, go receive updates or technical assistance please send your name, organization or company name, phone number and email address to

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 Parks and Recreation 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. 

2020 Information

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.

Application opens, January 6, 2020 and closes February 18, 2020. The application can be completed at 

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*

*Small businesses and non-profits must be under $150,000 in revenue.

2019 Recreation for All Awardees

Aaron Brooks Foundation
Adefua Cultural Education Worksop
DeafThrive Day
ENAT- Ethiopian Mothers for Women & Family
Experience Education
Faces of Expression
Fitness For The Culture
Hunger Intervention Project
Inside Health Institute
Inspired Child
Katherine McCoy & Save our Sons Summit
Marvin Thomas Memorial Fund
Needs of the Community Society
Northwest Black Pioneers
Palmares Consulting Group, LLC
Puget Sound Outcast Derby
Rainier Valley Football Association
Seattle Sluggers- Beep Baseball
Shunpike with the Mahogany Project & The Queens Project
Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC
South End Effective Development & Detective Cookie Urban Chess Club
The Dare2Be Project
Van Lang Vietnamese Cultural School
Wonder of Women
Your House Boxing and Community Club