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
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Deadline: June 30, 2015

JP Morgan Chase Technology for Social Good

Technology for Social Good supports local nonprofits and socially responsible businesses through various initiatives. We have several programs which help connect the needs of the social sector to our staff of skilled technology volunteers. The in-kind technology assistance provided by our teams affords organizations the opportunity to reallocate funds to other efforts that support their missions.  Get more information and apply by submitting an online Letter of Inquiry at:

Deadline: none

Seattle Foundation Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)

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.

Due date: April 15, 2015

Department of Neighborhoods Large Projects Fund

The Large Projects Fund (LPF), provides awards up to $100,000 to support community members in building community relationships around a project. Large Projects Fund activities may be physical projects as well as less tangible but equally significant educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening activities. It is mandatory for interested community groups to attend a workshop before applying. The last workshop this year is on Thursday, April 9; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, Room 106.

Due date: May 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

2015 Racial Equity Fund

The Seattle City Council approved funding in the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) 2015/16 budget for grants to Seattle’s community-based organizations to build capacity in the community to address structural racism. In addition to the budgeted amount of $60,000 for SOCR, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture is contributing $15,000 for a total of $75,000 for 2015. For more information visit:

All proposers are required to attend the March 9 Racial Equity Open House and Proposal Symposium at NewHolly Gathering Center from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.  All potential proposers should be prepared to share ideas for their draft proposals with others in the room. This will be an opportunity to receive feedback from their peers and the Proposal Review Committee, and to seek further opportunities for collaboration.

Deadline: March 27, 2015

Technology Matching Fund

The Technology Matching Fund provides
awards of up to $30,000 in matching funds to community projects which increase technology literacy, provide access to computers, the Internet, and other information technologies; and increase civic participation in the use of technology.  Workshops are being held February 10, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S., Seattle, 98144; and on February 12, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Solid Ground, 1501 N. 45th St., Seattle, 98103.

Due date: March 19

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Community Matching Grant

The Community Matching Grant funds up to $25,000 and requires a 50 percent community match. The community match must show community commitment to, and investment in, a project. The match may include volunteer labor, donated supplies or food, meeting space and/or professional services. Both grants seek innovative, community-based projects to supplement existing SYVPI programs and services.

All applicants must attend a technical assistance session prior to submitting an application.  They are being held on February 24, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club; February 25, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Southwest Youth and Family Services; and February 26, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Therapeutic Health Services.  Go here for the addresses to these locations and for links to the application.

Due date: March 27, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.