Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks Fund

Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks Fund: Provides funds of up to $1000 to support community members in becoming civically engaged. Projects must demonstrate a capacity to build a stronger and healthier community and:

  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to the public;
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the community;
  • Demonstrate a community match of volunteer labor, donated professional services or materials, and/or cash.

Due: Ongoing

Resources to Results: Washington Pay for Success Symposium

Philanthropy Northwest, Thrive Washington and the Washington State Department of Early Learning invite you to engage with leaders from across the country about Pay for Success. Pay for Success is an innovative financing model that can help drive resources to programs that deliver positive outcomes for people in need and improves accountability for public spending. Several organizations in Washington state are exploring Pay for Success as a way to launch or scale high-quality prevention programs.

Date/Time: November 18, 2015, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave S, Seattle

Cost: Free

Register by November 10 by contacting Leah Hausman, or 206-621-5565.

Safe Routes to School Mini Grants

The Safe Routes to School Mini Grant Program provides grants of up to $1,000 to schools, PTAs, and community groups for education and encouragement programs for walking and biking to school. All public and private K-12 schools within the City of Seattle, PTAs, and other school-related nonprofit groups are eligible to apply for Mini Grants. Read more here.

Due date: October 30, 2015

Neighborhood and Community Arts (NCA)

Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture supports groups producing recurring festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, build community, and enhance the visibility of neighborhoods through arts and culture. $1,200/year for 2-year cycle. More information here.

Due date: October 21, 2015

Walmart Foundation

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have identified four core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy EatingSustainability, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Career Opportunity. To ensure that your application has the best chance of being funded, the proposed use of the grant should fit within one of these areas of giving.  Primary consideration for the Community Grant program is to support local organizations with programs that align with Walmart and the Foundation’s areas of giving.

Due date: December 31, 2015

Open Meadows Foundation invites applications for women-led projects

The Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking to fund projects that promote gender, racial, and/or economic justice.

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded for projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.

The foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age, or ability. In addition, annual organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000.  For full application, go here.

Deadline August 15, 2015

IEEE Foundation

IEEE Foundation invites application for technology education projects.

The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers is making grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to be awarded in support of projects that result in the creation of materials and activities, including presentations and/or simulations that are suitable for secondary school/college students, secondary school teachers, IEEE groups, local community groups, and/or technology policy makers.

The project should provide technical information and present a balance between the advantages and disadvantages of using a particular technology; target materials at a secondary school level; encourage participation; and avoid choice/advocacy of direction.  For the full application visit:

Deadline: August 1, 2015

City of Seattle Grants Portal

Several departments at the City of Seattle offer funding for a variety of causes and interests to nonprofit organizations and individuals.  We have a Grants Portal where you can view the grants by category (Arts & Culture, Community Building & Organizing, Environment, Physical Improvement, Technology & Youth), or through a funds matrix listing all available grants and due dates.  Visit the Grants Portal at


Arts & Culture Civic Partner program

The Civic Partner program awards funding to arts and cultural and heritage organizations in all disciplines with a minimum three-year history of serving Seattle residents and visitors. The City’s investment is aimed at creating broad public access to a rich array of quality arts opportunities while promoting a healthy and diverse cultural community.  View the application
Watch the Information Session

Deadline: June 30, 2015