City awards $67k in funds for Ballard projects

The city has just announced this year’s Neighborhood Matching Fund recipients, with over $67,000 going to Ballard community-initiated projects.

Twenty-eight community groups around the city will receive a total of $600,286 in matching funds. In total, the groups have pledged $1.4 million in matching funds through cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials and in-kind professional services.

The projects in District 6 are the following:

  • $9,295 to the Ballard Public Art Committee for the Ballard Utility Box Beautification Project to incorporate more public art on the streets of Ballard between 17th and 24th Avenue. The project will cover six Seattle Department of Transportation utility boxes on Market with vinyl wrap art. (Community match: $7,000)
  • $16,800 to Crown Hill Village Association for Holman Grove: Creating a Heart for Crown Hill to activate the stretch of 90th between 14th and Mary Ave to test its potential as the ‘heart’ for the neighborhood through a series of community events held this summer. (Community match: $19,040)
  • $16,610 to Ballard Alliance for Summer Movies in the Park to increase use of the Ballard Commons Park. It will host five movies and a workout series which will draw in millennials, families, and baby boomers, welcoming all to enjoy a night together. (Community match: $9,200)
  • $25,000 to the Nordic Museum for Nordic Sól: A Celebration of Arctic Culture, a new summer celebration to be held in August. In partnership with local and international institutions, Nordic Sól will showcase programming about the Arctic focusing on the environment, people, and culture. (Community match: $33,500)

For a full list of NMF recipients from around the city, visit the Department of Neighborhood’s Front Porch blog.

File photo of summer movies in Ballard Commons Park

8 thoughts to “City awards $67k in funds for Ballard projects”

  1. Gee, where’d the city get all of this largess? Oh yeah, they took it from others to hand out to us. And the city wants to “draw millennials, families and boomers to enjoy a night together”. LOL. Are their nannies then bringing the kids? Will they be handing out needles too? Government issued blankets? Will anybody put their cell phones down long enough to see the flick?

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