The City of Seattle announced today it’s investing just over $1 million to support 22 community projects citywide through the Neighborhood Matching Fund.
Here’s how the awards break down in district 6, which covers Ballard, Phinney, Greenwood, Fremont and Green Lake:
- $17,400 to Community Cinema Group for the Outdoor Movie at Ballard Commons Park, a free outdoor movie on August 18 in Ballard Commons Park that will provide an enjoyable and relaxing night out for locals and a way for groups and nonprofits to connect with residents. (Community match: $23,425)
- $60,000 to the Nordic Museum’s Viking Days Festival celebrating its 35th anniversary on July 14-15. This free event offers a rich overview of Nordic culture for new and regular visitors alike. (Community match: $57,212)
- $49,000 to Friends of the Ballard Civic Orchestra for the Music as a Bridge to Intercultural Understanding project using music to engage community members with Latino culture. There will be orchestra rehearsals and public performances celebrating culturally significant events. (Community match: $31,600)
- $22,500 to the Whittier Heights Community Council for the Totem Pole in Baker Park project to replace a Haida totem pole and restore plants at Baker Park. A celebration of the replacement pole will be held in cooperation with the Haida Community Dancers. (Community match: $13,273)
Organizations provide their own matching funds in money, volunteer labor or donated materials.
If you’re interested in pitching an idea for funding, you can apply right here. The Neighborhood Matching Fund awards are announced three times a year.
(Archive photo above of Viking Days by the Nordic Museum)