Hope for Youth Fund

The Hope for Youth Funding Opportunity aligns with Seattle Parks and Recreation's mission to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, promote responsible stewardship of the land, and promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. 

2023 Application Guidelines

Seattle Parks and Recreation Hope for Youth fund is meant to increase access to athletic, recreational, and positive youth development activities. Hope for Youth’s primary purpose is to support youth sports organizations that serve marginalized and economically distressed communities. The funds are intended to offset the cost of participation and provide opportunities for youth to engage in positive sports, fitness programs, and youth development opportunities.


To apply for Hope for Youth funds you must:

  • Be a non-profit agency (501c3) or be represented by a fiscal sponsor with non-profit status.
  • Provide activities or services for youth ages 11-19 that will be completed by 12/8/2023.
  • Be in good fiscal standing with the City of Seattle (no outstanding debts or grants)

Funds Available

Organizations can apply for up to $3,500. This is a reimbursement program; funds will be reimbursed after the completion of the program and submission of all required documentation and invoice.

Step 1: Applicants must read and adhere to the full Fund Guidelines

Step 2: Apply


  • Applications available: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
  • Applications due: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
  • Seattle Parks Grants Team Review June 1-2, 2023
  • Committee Review: June 5-16, 2023
  • Awards Announced: 4th week of June 2023
  • Contracts completed during June & Early July 202

Questions? Email SPRFunds4All@seattle.gov

Past Awardees*

(*Due to the pandemic funding for 2020 and 2021 was not distributed.)

2019 Awardees:

Aaron Brooks Foundation

Beacon Hill Youth Soccer

Bike Works

Boys and Girls Club

Brave Pride Jr. Football

Central Area Parents and Coaches Association

Coyote Central

El Centro de la Raza

Story Garden - Dragons FC

Marvin Thomas Memorial Fund

Rain City Rock Camp for Girls

Sail Sand Point

Skate Like a Girl

Solid Ground, WA

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