City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund Options

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

To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund and its support to community-initiated projects, visit 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




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