Recreation For All Fund

Get Moving and Recreation for All 2022 Grants

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Seattle Municipal Park District is pleased to announce the return of Get Moving and Recreation for All Grants for 2022. Community members, organizations, community groups, and small businesses can apply to receive up to $15,000 to provide recreation programming throughout Seattle.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, applicants will complete one application and be eligible for both funds. Utilizing the information provided in the application, Grant Specialists and the Community Review Panel will determine which fund best suits the program and needs of the communities. Applicants will answer specific questions that will support the determination of funding.

The Get Moving and Recreation for All grants will bring $300,000 to provide programs to the Seattle community. Of the total amount, $115,000 will be allocated to programs that provide physically active programming to communities where health disparities are prevalent. Applicants can apply for a maximum amount of $15,000. Please be aware that the actual amount awarded may be different from the amount requested.

Applications open January 31, 2022 on a rolling basis. 

A rolling application can be applied for at any time during the open dates and has several review dates. The application will remain open until May 31, 2022 or until all funds have been awarded, whichever comes first. 

Before applying, you must read the complete 2022 Guidelines below. You are encouraged to watch the Information Session video as well.

Review dates: Applications submitted by 8AM on the identified day will be sent to the community review panel for funding decisions. We anticipate having at least 3 rounds of application review dates before we award all available funds.

  • February 29, 2022
  • March 28, 2022
  • April 25, 2022
  • May 31, 2022

Need more info? Please view the Information Session video for answers to many of your questions.

After reading the guidelines, please go to SeattlePark.gosmart.org to apply.

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.

For more information on funding opportunities including Get Moving and Recreation for All, go to SeattlePark.gosmart.org. To receive updates or technical assistance please send your name, organization or company name, phone number and email address to SPRFunds4All@seattle.gov. 

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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