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Fall 2017 N2N Grantees

Quarterly Neighbor to Neighbor grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level 


November 21, 2017

Seattle Foundation’s Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) program 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.

The Fall 2017 grantees and their grant plans are:

CARE (Culturally Appropriate and Responsive Education) Center: To support parent engagement and peer-to-peer parent training to empower East African parents in South Seattle and Kent to advocate within the education system for their children.

KVRU (Rainier Valley Radio): To support creation, translation and broadcast of bilingual Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in South Seattle, highlighting critical programs, services and opportunities to engage with a new community radio station. 

Nsanga Corporation: To support a community gathering of Central African leaders and families in South Seattle so people of different homelands, languages and cultures can meet, share resources and develop a shared understanding of community issues.

Project Feast: To support a series of facilitated, intercultural meals that contribute to an inclusive and equitable community for immigrants and refugees in Kent.

Promotoras Comunitarias: To build a foundation and provide mentorship for Promotoras, female leaders who share key information and resources with residents, to organize their larger community and create positive gains in education, economic development and health in South Park.

Somali Parent Education Board: To engage and support leadership development of White Center-area Somali parents to join with a larger South King County-wide Somali parents’ advocacy group in a three-year regional capacity building plan for Highline School District and beyond.

Your House Boxing Community Club: To support youth-led boxing fitness class for adults in Rainier Beach that builds youth leadership, increases positive inter-generational relationships and improves overall community health.

For more information about Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N), please contact Program Consultant Aileen Balahadia at 206-250-4299 or a.balahadia@seattlefoundation.org 

 

 

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