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Announcing the Environmental Justice Fund

Deadline for proposals is October 15.

In partnership with the Seattle Foundation, the Office of Sustainability & Environment is excited to announce the Environmental Justice Fund, a new grant opportunity for community-led projects that improve environmental conditions and respond to impacts of climate change.

The Environmental Justice Fund was co-created by the Environmental Justice Committee—12 people with deep community roots who work closely with communities on environmental justice issues—with support from the Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment.

The Environmental Justice Fund recognizes that the most effective environmental and climate solutions come from the community itself and that community members are in the best position to design and carry out projects that include community, culture, nature, family, health, food and/or education.

Communities of color and people of color-led organizations are invited to submit proposals for projects. Projects should be led by and benefit the people most affected by environmental inequities: communities of color, immigrants, refugees and Native people—including people with low incomes, youth, and seniors—who live, learn, work, worship and play in the City of Seattle.

There is $250,000 in funding available from the City of Seattle, with grants administered by the Seattle Foundation. The maximum grant award will be $40,000. Projects may begin as soon as January 2019 and must be completed by June 2020. Proposals are due by 4:00 pm on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Environmental Justice Fund Guidelines (PDF)
Environmental Justice Fund Application (Word Doc)