Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood Matching Fund announces its 2021 funding programs.

Its two funds — the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund — support grassroots projects that build stronger communities. 

The Community Partnership Fund provides funding up to $50,000 with two opportunities to apply this year. The deadlines are April 5 and Sept. 13. 

This fund provides opportunities to create large and lasting impacts in communities by supporting community organizing, public art projects, park improvements, cultural events, design and construction of community facilities and more.

The Small Sparks Fund provides funding up to $5,000 per project, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis through Oct. 29. This fund is designed for small community activities such as neighborhood clean-ups, block parties, community art projects, workshops and more.

Neighborhood Matching Fund staff are hosting three workshops for those interested in applying to the fund. Each workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a strong application and the review process..

Workshop dates and times:

Feb. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.

Online: http://bit.ly/NMF_2-20-21

Join by phone: +1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle) +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 146 771 5906

March 4, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register / Join Online: http://bit.ly/NMF_3-4-21

Join by phone: +1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle) +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 146 502 6604

March 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

Online: http://bit.ly/NMF_3-17-21

Join by phone: +1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle) +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 146 993 7073

Get more information and begin an application at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf.

For questions, contact program staff at 206-233-0093 or NMFund@seattle.gov.