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

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

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 To learn more about SYVPI visit or call 206-233-7915.