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Groundswell NW Startup Microgrants

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Groundswell NW awards up to $500 to support community members who are starting projects that support Groundswell NW’s mission – creating community parks and habitat.

Projects are preferred to:


  • Be in NW Seattle.
  • Be a new project.
  • Have an inclusive group and invite the public to participate.
  • Involve the creation and/or maintenance of public parks, habitat, or green space or involve education about a topic or project related to Groundswell’s mission.


Who Should Apply

The Groundswell NW Startup Microgrants are open to formal and informal neighborhood and grassroots community groups.

How to Apply

An application is available on the Groundswell NW website – www.GroundswellNW.org/microgrants

When to Apply

Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants are notified of award decision within four weeks of application submission. Quicker approvals may be possible.

Which Grant Applications Receive Awards?

Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Groundswell NW Board.


Contact Groundswell NW board member David Folweiler at david@folweiler.com or 206-714-4271.

Click here to fill out the online application form. Cick here to see the instructions and the microgrant agreement.