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

Two girls viewing a Seattle art exhibit on social justice

New Creative Equity Fund

July 11, 2018

Seattle Foundation and partners announce new grant opportunity for organizations using arts and cultures strategies to increase racial justice

Michael Brown accepts a national award from Grantmakers in Health.

Michael Brown Honored With National Award

July 03, 2018

Grantmakers in Health award recognizes achievement in health philanthropy

Duwamish River Corps plant a tree for a neighbor

N2N Spotlight Duwamish Valley Youth Corps

June 25, 2018

Young volunteers are greening the polluted Duwamish river corridor


Resources