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

Vu Le and Tony Mestres discuss trust-based grantmaking

Is Change Possible in the Funding World?

March 12, 2019

A Conversation with Vu Le and Tony Mestres

Voter Education Fund grantee group photo

Voter Education Fund Expands to Two-Year Grant Program

March 11, 2019

Applications for the 2019-2020 grant cycle accepted through April 1

Black History Month Gallery Reception speakers

Celebrating Black History Through Local Artists

February 26, 2019

Event and exhibit shares the power of black creativity in our community


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