Seattle Foundation Welcomes Proposals for Grassroots Racial Equity Efforts

The Seattle Foundation welcomes applications for its Neighbor to Neighbor Fund (N2N).

Founded in 1991, N2N supports grassroots efforts in South Seattle, White Center, and Kent that increase the engagement, power, and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. Through the program, grants of up to $6,000 and technical assistance will be awarded in support of grassroots efforts dedicated to achieving those goals, including 1) work that builds the capacity of community members to organize and lead positive change in their communities; 2) work that mobilizes community members to work with others to take action or that advocates for policy change; 3) programs that build trust and relationships within and among community members, with the goal of increasing equity and improving the community; and 4) programs that build partnerships and coalitions among groups and institutions working to create more equitable neighborhoods.

The foundation prioritizes efforts led by people from underinvested communities, including  Black, Indigenous, immigrant/refugee, and low-income communities.

To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status and be led by residents of South Seattle, White Center or Kent. In addition, applicants must have a small budget (generally under $200,000) and not have received significant grants or contracts.

South Seattle is defined by the foundation as areas south of Interstate 90, west of Lake Washington, east of Puget Sound, and north of Seattleā€™s southern border. White Center is defined as the unincorporated area between the cities of Burien and Seattle. And Kent is defined as areas south of SE 192nd St., west of Soos Creek, north of SE 272 St., and east of and along SR 99.

See the Seattle Foundation website for a complete program description and application instructions.

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Deadline: July 30, 2020