Local non-profit Groundswell NW has announced a new microgrant program that will award $500 to community members who are starting projects that support their mission – “creating community, parks, and habitat.” A large grant from an anonymous donor is funding the microgrants.
Groundswell NW board member David Folweiler says the projects, “are preferred to be in northwest Seattle, be a new project, and have an inclusive group and invite the public to participate.” The projects should all have a strong focus on creation or maintenance of public parks, habitats, or green spaces. Projects also should involve education about a topic or project related to Groundswell’s mission, Folweiler writes.
To apply, visit the Groundswell NW website – www.GroundswellNW.org/microgrants. The applications are available year-round and grant recipients will be notified within four weeks of submitting applications. Folweiler tells us the grants are awarded at the discretion of the Groundswell NW Board of Directors.