Youth Opportunity Fund

The Youth Opportunity Fund offers flexible mini-grants to agencies that are providing positive development activities for youth of color in Seattle. Positive youth development is an important antidote to negative or harmful behavior which can often result in young people being unsafe and/or involved in the criminal justice system.

A total of $145,000 is available through the Youth Opportunity Fund. Individual project budget requests should range from $5,000-15,000.

Who We Fund

Community organizations, groups, and businesses that serve communities of color, specifically targeting youth under the age of 24.   

What We Fund 

Eligible projects must:

  • Engage youth and/or young adults of color, up to age 24, living in or attending school in Seattle.
  • Take place within Seattle city limits.
  • Focus on education, employment, safety, health, and/or positive connections.
  • Be designed and led by volunteers or staff that reflect the culture and languages of the participants.

We are looking for community-based ideas and encourage applicants to leverage other resources like community partnerships, in-kind donations, existing resources and services, and more. Projects should clearly start and end within a defined three-month period.  

Past Projects

Read about our 2016 awarded organizations and projects.

Contact

Teresa Bui
Grants & Contracts Specialist
Phone: 206-256-5947
Email: DON_Grants@seattle.gov