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Neighbor to Neighbor Program Announces Summer Grant Recipients

These quarterly grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level


August 24, 2017

As a key strategy of Seattle Foundation’s Center for Community Partnerships, Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) supports grassroots efforts in South Seattle, White Center and Kent that increase engagement, power and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities.

Each quarter, guided by a dedicated group of partners and community representatives, N2N awards funding of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations working to achieve greater equity in these communities. Learn more about the application process.

Summer 2017 Grantees

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

African Women Business Alliance: to support the creation and facilitation of a leadership steering committee to guide the work in support of African women entrepreneurs in Kent, South Seattle and White Center.  (Kent)

Community Network Councilto support a monthly series of podcasts to serve as a tool to share information and engage the broader African American community in Kent on key issues. (Kent)

EmPower: to support a coalition of organizations in Kent assisting families with needs regarding immigration status and legal representation options. (Kent)

Ethiopian Community in Seattleto support youth leadership activities in South Seattle leading towards the development of a first-ever Ethiopian Community Youth Advisory Board. (South Seattle)

Iraqi Women Association: to hold a series of conversations over dinner in Kent, hosted by Iraqi women, and welcome of all diverse perspectives to build deeper relationships cross-culturally. (Kent)

Washington State Coalition of African Community Leadersto bring local African leadership together in Kent and surrounding areas together in coalition and in a forum that will ultimately lead to a shared platform statewide for all African communities. (Kent)

We’re proud to support the work of these innovative organizations. For more information about the Neighbor to Neighbor Collective Giving Program, including giving directly, please contact n2n@seattlefoundation.org.

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