grant opportunities 

Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant

Seattle Public Utilities is now accepting applications for our new Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant, which funds community projects focused on waste prevention. Waste prevention means creating less waste by buying and using less, reusing items, and sharing or donating items so others can use them. By working together as a community to prevent waste, we can help the environment, protect public health, build community, and save money.

Grant program objectives:

  • Support community leadership and innovation around waste prevention
  • Increase community access to waste prevention benefits and opportunities
  • Reduce the amount of materials going to waste in Seattle

In addition to preventing waste, projects must do ONE or more of the following:

  • Be innovative: test or expand on new approaches or technologies
  • Engage one or more of the following communities: communities of color, immigrants, refugees, low-income, people with disabilities, seniors, young adults, youth, children, and/or small businesses
  • Help communities in need: such as providing free or low-cost resources or job training to homeless or low-income communities

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018 (applications may be submitted in-language and in print or video format). Funding Amount: $2,000 – $15,000 per grant award. Match Requirement: 50% of grant award (in-kind or cash). Please visit our website at for more details about the grant program.

Communities of Opportunity RFP

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will soon be release and they are expanding investments with funding available for Community partnerships in geographic communities and in cultural communities.

Announcement for RFPs will be made through the Best Starts for Kids blog and in Funding Notices from King County. More information is also available on the COO website.

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(HKCC and PARTNER organizations)

City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE): Food Systems Program Data & Evaluation LeadFood Access Programs Outreach & Engagement Specialist, and the Fresh Bucks Program & Contracts Specialist

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS): Executive Director and other positions

King County (Human Services Division): Employee Health Project Manager

Cross Cultural Health Care Program: Equity and Inclusion Program Manager

Puget Sound Sage: Operations Manager

JustLead Washington: Director of Equity & Community Partnership

FEEST: Youth Organizer and Communications & Development Associate

Ingersoll Gender Center: Economic Justice Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente: Thriving Schools Manager

Solid Ground: Anti-Racism Initiative Manager and other open positions

Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG): Resident Services Coordinator

Neighborhood House: Family Support Worker II

Other positions may be viewed on LinkedIn

Organization positions are posted for a 3-week interval unless extended posting is requested.

Other Opportunities

Auburn School District: Health Standards Advisory Committee Members