Recreation For All Fund

2023 Grant Information

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Seattle Municipal Park District is pleased to announce the 2023 Get Moving and Recreation for All grants. Community members, organizations, community groups, and small businesses can apply to receive up to $15,000 to provide recreation programming throughout Seattle.

Rolling Application Dates

This year, Get Moving and Recreation for All have a rolling application period. Applications are accepted any time after March 15, 2023 and will remain open until April 12, 2023, or until all funds have been awarded, whichever comes first.

  • March 15, 2023 - application window opens
  • April 12, 2023 - application window closes

Applications submitted by 8AM on April 12 will be sent to the community review panel for funding decisions. 

How to Apply

  1. Please read the grant guidelines carefully: 2023 Guidelines
  2. When you are ready to apply, visit and create an account using the link on the top right of that page. Gosmart will then present the option to fill out an application. If you have any questions about the application process, please email

Award announcements will be made approximately six weeks from the review date. The review timeline will be dependent on the number of applications the community panel has to read and score. Applicants will receive additional information about an award timeline once their application has been sent to the community review panel.

Information Sessions Available

Learn more at a drop-in information session! We can make interpreters available with 72 hours’ advance notice. Please contact for more information.

General information sessions:

  • March 29, 2023 from 5:30-7pm at West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Ave SW
  • April 5, 2023 from 5:30-7pm at Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE

Technical sessions for more in-depth discussion and guidance:

  • March 25, 2023 from 10-11:30am at Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S
  • April 8, 2023 from 10-11:30am at Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier Ave S

About the Recreation for All Fund

The Recreation for All fund, through the Seattle Parks District, provides financial support to local nonprofit organizations, small businesses, community groups, and individuals to provide culturally relevant programs and events throughout the City of Seattle. Programs or events must be held in City of Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers, parks, or facilities in neighborhoods where health and enrichment disparities are prevalent and serve the funds priority populations and communities including adults, LGBTQIA+, immigrant and refugee populations, people of color, and people with disabilities. 

Potential Partners

The fund opens for applications annually seeking new partners with innovative programs and events. Each year the fund seeks to work with 25 NEW partners to provide culturally relevant programming that meets the needs of the community they serve. Potential partners need to include information on sustainability and how they would maintain their programming after the one year of funding. Priority will be given to new projects that have not been funded by Recreation for All in prior years.

Recreation for All projects must:

  • Take place in a City of Seattle Community Center, Park, or Facility (such as Pool or Environmental Learning Center)
  • Provide recreation classes, projects, programs, or events to underserved communities

Who can apply?

  • Individuals
  • Local community groups
  • Small businesses working within the identified neighborhoods*
  • Non-profit and Not-for-profit organizations*

*Small businesses and non-profits must be under $150,000 in revenue.

2020 Recreation for All Awardees

Due to the pandemic, funding for 2020 was not distributed.

2019 Recreation for All Awardees

Aaron Brooks Foundation
Adefua Cultural Education Worksop
DeafThrive Day
ENAT- Ethiopian Mothers for Women & Family
Experience Education
Faces of Expression
Fitness For The Culture
Hunger Intervention Project
Inside Health Institute
Inspired Child
Katherine McCoy & Save our Sons Summit
Marvin Thomas Memorial Fund
Needs of the Community Society
Northwest Black Pioneers
Palmares Consulting Group, LLC
Puget Sound Outcast Derby
Rainier Valley Football Association
Seattle Sluggers- Beep Baseball
Shunpike with the Mahogany Project & The Queens Project
Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC
South End Effective Development & Detective Cookie Urban Chess Club
The Dare2Be Project
Van Lang Vietnamese Cultural School
Wonder of Women
Your House Boxing and Community Club

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Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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