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

Participants enjoy social time, conversation and a healthy meal through ICHS’ community kitchen events

Health and Wellness: A Whole Person Approach

January 10, 2018

Our Heart & Science magazine highlights International Community Health Services' work to address the social determinants that create better health outcomes

A player goes for a layup at the SeaTac Community Center.

Education: STEM, Coding and Leadership through Basketball

January 02, 2018

Companion Athletics connects kids in the East African community to coding, STEM education and leadership through basketball

Resilience Fund grantee Being Empowered through Support Transitions (BEST) hosts a community event.

$371,000 in Resilience Fund Grants Awarded

December 18, 2017

Grantees are working to safeguard and advance the safety, security, constitutional and human rights of our region’s most vulnerable community members. 


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