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Spring 2018 Resilience Fund

Grant cycle opens, with May 8 deadline


April 05, 2018

Seattle Foundation is now accepting applications for the spring cycle of its Resilience Fund, which awards grants that safeguard and advance the safety, security, constitutional or human rights of our region’s vulnerable community members.

The deadline to apply is May 8. A total of $300,000 is available for this spring cycle, with a maximum award of $20,000 to individual organizations. In addition to Seattle Foundation, the funding partners for this round are Emerald fund and New York Community Trust.

A public information session for interested parties will be held April 24 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Tukwila Community Center.

The Resilience Fund supports community-based nonprofits seeking flexible funding to respond to both immediate and short-term needs, as well as longer-term efforts that strengthen vulnerable communities and increase their resilience in the face of emerging challenges. These nonprofits are facing increased needs for information, support, legal guidance, organizing and advocacy to address threats and discrimination based on factors including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability and country of origin.

Seattle Foundation developed the Resilience Fund in 2017. In its first year, the Fund invested $930,000 in 57 nonprofits serving essential community needs. Grantees focused on a wide variety of issues and needs, including immigrant and refugee communities; women’s health, voting restrictions on communities of color, LGBTQ populations, individuals with disabilities and more.

Seattle Foundation continues to raise money from other private and public sector funders who want to participate in this collaborative funding partnership to support, protect and advance the rights and voices of our marginalized community members. A second granting cycle is anticipated for the fall.

To learn more or apply, visit: www.seattlefoundation.org/resiliencefund

 

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