Seattle Department of Neighborhoods - Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF)
Grants of up to $25,000 to Seattle, Washington neighborhood groups, business groups, community organizations, and informal groups to support community improvement projects. Applicants must consult with program staff before applying. This program offers matching grants for neighborhood improvement initiatives, organizing, and projects development and implemented by community members. Every funding award is matched by volunteer labor, donated materials, donated professional services, and cash.
This program funds an array of unique and creative community projects that meet these requirements:
-Involve community members in creating and completing the project.
-Create community improvements.
-Be free and open to all members of the public.
-Are feasible and ready to begin within 1-2 months from award date.
-Demonstrate community match.
-Occur within the Seattle city limits.
-Not have received NMF funding within the last two years.
Expenses must be directly related to the project and fall within the following four categories:
- Personnel: Expenses related to staff and interns who will manage the project. Project management costs are limited to 10 percent of the total project award.
- Professional Services: Expenses related to consultants, vendors, artists and services.
- Supplies and Materials: Expenses related to materials needed to complete a project. Food expenses are limited to 20% of an award but may not exceed $5,000 per project.
- Construction and Capital: Expenses related to construction and renovation of parks, facilities, and other public spaces.
GrantWatch ID#: 179534
Community Partnership Fund: Up to $25,000
Work must be ready to begin within 5 weeks of award date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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USA: Washington: City of Seattle