3 West Seattle winners in Neighborhood Matching Fund’s newest round of grants

Three West Seattle orgaqnizations are getting money in the city’s latest round of Neighborhood Matching Fund grants. To qualify for these, you have to demonstrate a match – of donations and/or volunteer time. As announced by the city, these are the three local grants in the fall cycle:

$49,500 to Highland Park Elementary PTA for Phase 2 of the Highland Park School Playground Project. This will support updating their 2016 Playground Master Plan to reflect current community needs and develop construction documents. (Community match: $31,000)

$25,840 to Highland Park Improvement Club for Community Gathering & Performance Space Renovation to provide HVAC work, ceiling repair, and new lighting and proscenium in the interior gathering/performance space, a popular venue for community meetings, arts and cultural events. (Community match: $28,380)

$40,650 to Seattle Nantes Sister City Association for Nantes Park Beautification to transform the pocket park into something more kid-friendly, more accessible, and more reflective of our sister city relationship with Nantes, France. The project will take designs through a community review and produce final construction-ready plans. (Community match: $21,300)

Citywide, 23 organizations are receiving a total of $756,000 in this round of grants. The next round of applications will be due in February; watch here for more info.

3 Replies to "3 West Seattle winners in Neighborhood Matching Fund's newest round of grants"

  • Jennie November 13, 2020 (1:19 pm)

    Exciting! Hoping for a stairway up the back hillside of Nantes into the neighborhood behind it. Do you know how/when we can share our ideas and suggestions? Thanks!

  • Kathy November 13, 2020 (2:38 pm)

    Nantes park could use a bit of humorous topiary sculpture like they have in Nantes, France. Or maybe a  small climbable sculpture in the form of an animal.

  • alki_2008 November 18, 2020 (9:57 pm)

    Is the area to the west of the park, on the other side of the hedges, public property OR does it belong to the adjacent house?  That house seems to be using it as a private driveway and lawn with shed, but parvel viewer suggests that is public property/right-of-way.

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