Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative announces 2015 funding opportunities

This post is sponsored by the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning

January 23, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), a city program established to reduce youth violence, announces its 2015 community funding opportunities. There are two funds available to serve SYVPI-enrolled youth in Central, Southeast, and Southwest Seattle – the Community Matching Grant and the Youth Development Grant. Both opportunities seek innovative, community-based projects to supplement existing SYVPI programs and services. 

The Community Matching Grant funds up to $25,000 per project and requires a 50% community match. The match must show the community’s commitment and investment in a project and may include volunteer labor, donated supplies or food, meeting space, and/or professional services. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. For more information and criteria, visit safeyouthseattle.org/whatwedo/community-matching-grants/.

The Youth Development Grant funds small projects up to $5,000. Applications for the Youth Development Grant are accepted throughout the year. For more information, visit safeyouthseattle.org/whatwedo/community-matching-grants/mini-cmg/.

SYVPI focuses on reducing and preventing youth violence in three areas where youth violence is highest – Central, Southeast, and Southwest Seattle. Each area is served by an SVYPI Neighborhood Network led by a community-based agency that coordinates youth referrals to services. This year the Initiative will serve up to 1500 youth.

For more information on the SYVPI Neighborhood Networks and to view a Networks boundary map visit safeyouthseattle.org/whatwedo/neighborhood-networks/. To learn more about SYVPI visit safeyouthseattle.org or call 206-233-7915.