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Small and Simple Matching Funds awarded to CD projects

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has announced the 2010 Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Award winners. Recipients of the award will receive up to $20k in funding to improve their neighborhoods and communities through various projects.

Watoto Circle Saturday Program: The Saturday program is a dynamic event designed for children and their families to participate in African-centered curriculum. Each Saturday of the month has unique programming: Social Justice, African Arts, Children’s Open Mic, and Toddler Hip Hop. Amount gathered was $39,715 and matching fund award is $15k.

1-2-3 Man Up! – Loyal to Life Youth Academy (Urban League): Group mentor program for the most court-involved, victims of gun violence, and gang-affiliated at-risk youth to address life skills, mediation, conflict resolution, violence prevention through sports, team building, academics, civic engagement and leadership.  Amount gathered was $24k and matching fund award is $12k.

Central”Return”: A Community-Wide Staged Theater Reading (Friends of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center): The Ethiopian, Jewish and African American communities will come together to plan, read, rehearse and build a neighborhood conversation about the stage play titled “Return.” This play chronicles the rescue of 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to freedom in Israel. Amount gathered was $10,900 and matching fund award is $17k. 

The full list of 2010 Seattle recipients can be found here.  The last round of applications accepted for Small and Simple funds is due on July 12, 2010.  Apply or learn more about the funds.  

3 thoughts on “Small and Simple Matching Funds awarded to CD projects

  1. The city of seattle website says The Small and Simple Projects Fund is open to:
    1-Neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups (such as chambers of commerce) who want to do a project to build stronger connections in their neighborhood.
    2- Community groups that do not have a geographic base, such as a racial or ethnic group, GLBT groups, a disability community, etc.

    If you look at some of the recipients, this is contradicts the fund criteria above?!?!?

  2. Be more specific!?!??!

    Are you saying some of the recipients don’t meet the funding criteria? Which ones?

  3. In a time when so many local groups are struggling for funds, its great to see so many deserving projects win this award. Congratulations to these awesome community based organizations!