Applications Open for Food Equity Fund (Seattle)

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Food Equity Fund was developed in 2021 in response to recommendations from the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board to increase investments in community work led by those most impacted by food and health inequities: Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, refugees, people with low incomes, families with young children, youth, and elders.

Donor Name: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

State: Washington

City: Seattle

Type of Grant: Grant

Type of Entities: Neighborhood Groups, 501(c)3 Nonprofits, Community Organizations, and Informal ad Hoc Groups

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/30/2021

Size of the Grant: $75,000

Grant Duration: 3 months to 12 months


In 2022, approximately $3 million in funding is available for community-led projects. Projects will be awarded within two funding tiers.  Tier 1 grants have a maximum award amount of $75,000 for projects that take between 3 to 12 months to complete. Funding is provided through revenue from Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax.

They fund an array of unique and creative community endeavors that seek to increase equitable access and opportunities to grow, to learn about, and/or eat healthy, affordable, and culturally relevant foods.

This includes but is not limited to projects that:

  • Increase access to culturally relevant food
  • Create a more equitable and sustainable local food system
  • Promote healthy eating and positive lifestyle changes
  • Partner with small businesses in the food sector that are or want to address food equity

Projects must:

  • Occur within Seattle
  • Benefit people who live, learn, and/or work in Seattle

Who can apply?

Neighborhood groups, 501(c)3 nonprofits, community organizations, and informal ad hoc groups are encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.