Dollars

Strengthening Collaborations to Close Opportunity Gaps for Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color

The Gates Foundation’s Pacific Northwest team is interested in supporting collaborative efforts and coalitions that are established and led by low-income communities and communities of color. The goal is to help drive long-term changes focused on closing the opportunity gap through authentic partnerships and leadership from the most affected communities. Approximately $600,000 in grants will be awarded annually to accomplish this objective. Attend a July 10 online information session from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Webinar

Deadline: August 1

Communities of Opportunity

In order to improve health, social, racial and economic equity, King County government and The Seattle Foundation co-launched the Communities of Opportunity Initiative in early 2014. This effort is being developed in partnership with community residents and groups, city governments, policymakers, and other funders and partners. By working towards community-identified goals in the places with today’s greatest need and changing policies, systems and practices to prevent inequity in the first place, we will contribute to a healthy community where everyone has an opportunity to thrive.

Deadline: July 18, 5:00 p.m.

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Small Grants Program

The Neighbor to Neighbor Small Grants Program (N2N) provides technical assistance and makes small grants to community-based organizations located in South Seattle, White Center and Kent. N2N supports grassroots efforts that increase engagement, power, and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. We believe that supporting these efforts will ultimately lead to greater economic and social equity. Neighbor to Neighbor is particularly interested in supporting organizations that are led by community members and that may have limited access to traditional sources of funding.

Deadline: July 15

City Artist Project

The City Artist Project supports research, development and/or presentation of art work by Seattle-based individual artists. Project proposals are accepted from clusters of art forms in alternate years. The next application cycle is open to Dance, Music and Theater (including Playwriting) artists. Literary (except Playwriting), Media/Film and Visual artists may apply in 2015.

Deadline: July 16

Gates Foundation Strengthening Collaborations to Close Opportunity Gaps for Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color

The foundation’s Pacific Northwest team is interested in supporting collaborative efforts and coalitions that are established and led by low-income communities and communities of color. The goal is to help drive long-term changes focused on closing the opportunity gap through authentic partnerships and leadership from the most affected communities. Approximately $600,000 in grants will be awarded annually to accomplish this objective.

Deadline: August 1

The Seattle Foundation Neighbor to Neighbor

The Neighbor to Neighbor Small Grants Program (N2N) provides technical assistance and makes grants between $500 and $5000 to community-based organizations located in South Seattle, White Center and Kent. N2N supports grassroots efforts that increase engagement, power, and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. Neighbor to Neighbor is particularly interested in supporting organizations that are led by community members and that may have limited access to traditional sources of funding.

Deadline: July 15

Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Projects Fund

The City of Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s Small and Simple Project Fund provides funds of up to $25,000 to support groups in building community relationships around a project. 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, donated materials, and/or cash.

Deadline: June 2, 2014 at 5 PM

Office of Arts and Culture City Artist Projects

Office of Arts and Culture City Artist Projects supports research, development and/or presentation of art work by Seattle-based individual artists. Project proposals are accepted from clusters of art forms in alternate years. The next application cycle is open to Dance, Music and Theater (including play writing) artists. Literary (except pla ywriting), Media/Film and Visual artists may apply in 2015. Open to all Seattle-based individual artists or groups of individual artists.

Deadline: July 16

Youths for Social Change Projects

The World We Want Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that represent youth making positive social change in their communities and around the world.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference through a range of social action activities, including community service projects, service-learning projects, and social ventures. Qualified applications must have a project team of one or more youths, a partner organization that supports and sponsors the team, and a project mentor to guide and advise the team.

Deadline: Rolling

Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Projects Fund

Provides funds of up to $100,000 to support groups in building community relationships around a project. 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, donated materials, and/or cash.

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Deadline: May 5