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.

Jump to the Neighbor to Neighbor section of our current grant opportunities page for the most up-to-date information on applying. The latest Neighbor to Neighbor updates are on our blog, including recent grantees and new rounds of funding announcements.

Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Seattle Foundation Grantees Change Policy in Olympia and Improve Our Region

June 10, 2019

Current grantees are making significant progress in legislation

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Fall 2018 N2N Grantees

November 12, 2018

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

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Vibrant Communities: White Center

August 28, 2018

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