Recreation For All

Looking for funding for community programs? The Recreation for All Grant funds new innovative and culturally relevant recreation opportunities.

Come to a Drop In Information Session! 

  • December 3, 2019 at Northgate Community Center, 3-7pm

For more information on funding opportunities including Get Moving and Recreation for All, go

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 

Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • November 12, 2019 at Miller Community Center; 2:00-5:30PM
  • November 20, 2019 at Rainier Beach Community Center; 2:00-7:00PM
  • December 3, 2019 at Northgate Community Center; 3:00-7:00PM

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