Department of Neighborhood Grants

The Seattle Department of Neighborhood offers grants for a variety of neighborhood and community organizations.

Neighborhood Matching Fund Options:

  • 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 remaining workshop is Thursday, April 9; 6 – 8 El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Avenue S, Room 106

To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund and its support to community-initiated projects, visit or email The website provides details on the criteria and requirements for each fund, along with instructions for the online application process.


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