The NMF program has staff to advise community groups on ways to develop successful grant applications and projects. Community members are strongly encouraged to contact a Neighborhood Matching Fund Project Manager before applying at 206-233-0093 or NMFund@seattle.gov.
To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund and its support to community-initiated projects, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf. The website provides details on the criteria and requirements for each fund, along with instructions for the online application process.
- The Small Sparks Fund which provides awards of up to $1,000 per project accepts applications year-round. This is great funding opportunity for implementing small community projects.
- The Small and Simple Projects Fund, which provides awards of up to $25,000, has three opportunities to apply. Deadlines for applications are June 1 and October 5, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
- The Large Projects Fund (LPF), which awards up to $100,000 per project, is open to applications once a year. The deadline is May 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. It is mandatory for interested community groups to attend one of the six LPF workshops offered before applying. The upcoming workshops are as follows:
Thursday, March 18; 6 – 8 p.m., Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Avenue NE
Wednesday, April 1; 6 – 8 p.m., Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry Street
Thursday, April 9; 6 – 8 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Avenue S, Room 106