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Fall 2018 N2N Grantees

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


November 12, 2018

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, funders and community representatives, N2N awards funding of up to $6,000 to nonprofit organizations working to achieve greater equity in these communities. This amount reflects an increase from previous years when the maximum was $5,000.

Grantees

The six fall 2018 grantees and their planned projects are:

  • Education with Purpose Foundation for Pacific Islanders will fund cultural and identity workshops, increase peer mentoring and address school and community issues with policymakers in Kent and the Kent School District. This is part of their “Pacific Islanders Community Engagement for Racial Equity” project.
  • Khmer Community of South King County plans to train the new board leadership in the re-established Khmer Community of South King County (KCSKC), based in South Seattle and White Center, as well as to conduct deep community engagement to understand the priority issues the new group should focus on in the future.
  • Matumaini Counseling and Community Center will develop regular community forums in South Seattle’s African American community on resources and ways to address mental and behavioral health disparities.
  • Minority Veterans of America (local) will increase outreach and peer directed support and referrals in South Seattle to create access to, for and by minority and underrepresented veterans, including veterans of color, womxn, LGBTQ members and religious minority veterans.
  • Mujer al Volante plans to host a workshop series for low-income immigrant Latina women to secure their driver’s permits, and to share knowledge, leadership skills and resources to become engaged community members and better support their families financially and emotionally.
  • Somali Parent Education Board will use its grant to support Somali parents and educators from White Center in their first “Transforming Partnerships in Education: A Learning Institute for Educators and Parents,” designed to develop Somali parent leadership and cultivate parent-school partnerships.

Learn more about Neighbor to Neighbor and our Center for Community Partnerships.

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