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Neighbor to Neighbor Announces Grant Recipients

Building diverse leadership and capacity at the grassroots level.


September 07, 2016

As a key strategy of Seattle Foundation’s Center for Community Partnerships, Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is rooted in supporting grassroots efforts that come from, and are led by, the communities they serve and works to ultimately uplift greater economic opportunity and social equity. N2N supports organizations located in South Seattle, White Center and Kent working to build the power, influence and resources of those most affected by racial and economic disparities.

Each quarter, N2N awards funding of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations working to achieve greater equity in these communities. A dedicated group of partners and community representatives meet quarterly to make funding recommendations with a priority on efforts that are led by people from diverse and under-invested communities. These N2N advisory members are committed to listening to and learning from the community and regularly attend site visits with grantees as part of the funding process.

This past August the following nine organizations were awarded N2N grants for their work toward building a more just, equitable community:

East Indian Connection: to connect the East Indian Community in South King County through events, community organizing and youth leadership development.  (Kent)

Eritrean-Ethiopian Senior Farming Project: to continue the farming project and connect youth and elders through documenting elder’s stories. (South Seattle)

Heart of Africa Services Center of Washington: to conduct parent and youth workshops for the Central Equatorian Community focusing on cultural integration and community mobilization. (Kent)

Nsanga Corporation: to support a community resource fair for Central African refugees and immigrants. (Kent)

Our Future Matters: to increase and broaden collaborative policy work to improve educational outcomes for Pacific Islander students. (White Center)

Southeast Asian Education Coalition (SEAeD Coalition): to plan for a biennial SE Asian Education summit that acts as a catalyst for advocacy work during the legislative session (White Center and Kent)

Seattle Black Panther Party Alumni Association: to support education and organizing efforts among younger generations interested in honoring and learning from the Black Panther Alumni Seattle Chapter.  (South Seattle)

Skyway Solutions: to provide general operating support to strengthen community connections, involve community members in planning processes, and other related activities. (South Seattle)

Tasveer: to engage and empower South Asian women through arts and dialogue.  (Kent)

For more information about the Neighbor to Neighbor Collective Giving Program, including giving directly contact n2n@seattlefoundation.org.

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