Neighbor to Neighbor

Building leadership among community members to organize and lead positive change in their communities.

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A grants program that awards funding and technical assistance to small, grassroots organizations.

One of Seattle Foundation’s longest-standing programs, Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) supports grassroots efforts that increase engagement, power and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. N2N started in 1991 as a grant and technical assistance program and today is a key strategy of Seattle Foundation’s Center for Community Partnerships. Serving community-based organizations in South Seattle, White Center and Kent, N2N plays a crucial role in supporting efforts led by grassroots community members in under-served communities.

The priorities for N2N are efforts that build leadership among community members to organize and lead positive change in their communities, including advocacy trainings, direct organizing, focus groups and other mobilization efforts.

N2N awards grants on a quarterly basis. The deadlines for submitting applications are January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15. Given N2N’s priority of supporting grassroots nonprofits, our team provides technical assistance to support community members in completing their applications, project planning, identifying a fiscal sponsor and potential partners, and connecting to other community resources.

Learn more about the application process for nonprofits.

Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Nurturing Healthy Food and Eating

September 11, 2018

N2N summer 2018 grantee Nurturing Roots grows food and knowledge in South Seattle

White Center businesses

Vibrant Communities: White Center

August 28, 2018

This diverse White Center neighborhood is growing stronger through Communities of Opportunity

Prof. Mary Kay Gugerty encourages nonprofits to use data to report their impact and tell their stories

Unlocking The Power of Data For Nonprofits

August 13, 2018

What Goldilocks has to do with telling your organization’s story and measuring impact


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