Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Grant

Seattle Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next deadline: Oct 15, 2018

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2019, Apr 15, 2019, Jul 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: King County, Washington

Location of residency: King County, Washington

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NOTE: Step One to apply: Please contact N2N’s Program Consultant to ensure that you are a strong fit for our current funding strategies. 

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is founded on the core values of Seattle Foundation: equity and opportunity. 

N2N supports grassroots efforts that increase engagement, power and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. Begun in 1991, N2N is a grant and technical assistance program and 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 the Foundation’s mission: to ignite powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

N2N Goals: Increased Engagement, Power and Influence to Achieve Greater Equity

Increased Engagement

  • Grassroots organizations increase resident engagement and mobilization
  • N2N advisory members effectively support community priorities
  • Communities and funders develop and sustain strong networks and relationships

Increased Power 

  • Community-initiated efforts are strengthened through funding
  • Effective strategies leading to systemic change are demonstrated

Increased Influence 

  • Community influence to improve practices, programs, initiatives and policies is strengthened 
  • N2N advisory members amplify community voices

What N2N Funds

N2N supports grassroots efforts that lead to increased engagement, power and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. Priority is on efforts led by people from diverse and under-invested communities.

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  • Required in order to apply:
    • Charitable status: Applicant organization must have 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status or be fiscally sponsored by another tax exempt organization. 
    • Based in the following geographic areas:
      • Applicant organization must be led by residents of South Seattle, White Center or Kent.
        • South Seattle is defined as areas south of Interstate 90, west of Lake Washington, east of Puget Sound and north of Seattle’s southern border.
        • White Center is defined as the unincorporated area between the cities of Burien and Seattle.
        • Kent is defined as areas south of SE 192nd St., West of Soos Creek, North of SE 272 St and East of and along SR 99.
    • Equity focus: Applicant’s mission and work must demonstrate a clear purpose to address economic and racial disparities.
    • Small budget: Applicant must have a small budget, generally under $200K, and not have received significant grants or contracts. N2N is particularly interested in supporting organizations that have limited access to traditional sources of funding.
    • Repeat funding: Prior N2N grantees are welcome to reapply. Grantees may only apply once a year and must have submitted a final report for past funding before applying again.

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