2009 Large NMF Projects


Project Name


Award Amt

NMF Match Amt



The Artists Collaborative of Southeast Seattle


Artists Collaborative of Southeast Seattle






The goal of our project is intervention, engagement and the transformation of children and youth, their families and ultimately the community of Southeast Seattle by offering out of school and after school programs in dance and instrumental music that will help dilute issues of racial and social inequity, build bridges across cultural communities, narrow the academic achievement gap, offer alternatives to violence and gang activities and encourage new partnerships between families, schools, community organizations and businesses.


Renovation and Upgrading of SE Seattle Senior Center


Southeast Seattle Senior Center






This project will remodel the 2nd floor of the senior center in order to allow more natural light and make a larger room for community programs.  Increase the attractiveness and socialization by changing the layout of the rooms.  A health room will also be added to offer some free health services to the community.


Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation


Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation






This proposal is for final construction of a new nature-themed play area located near the entrance of Seward Park and adjacent to the Seward Park Audubon and Environmental Learning Center.  The final design, previously funded through DON, is nearly complete.  This project has broad community support from the diverse populations in the neighborhood.

Community Action Research and Empowerment (CARE)

Vietnamese Friendship Association




The Vietnamese Friendship Association's Community Action Research & Empowerment (CARE) Project is a two-year community organizing and participatory research project.  CARE will foster youth leadership, civic engagement/community building, and develop a model that other immigrant communities can use to address social and economic inequities.

Capacity Building: Columbia City Gallery

South East Effective Development (SEED) & CCRC



The Columbia City Gallery will market and expand this SE Seattle neighborhood gallery to institute more community arts events free to the public and to provide increased opportunities for diverse artists, especially from minority and immigrant backgrounds, to gain exposure to a broader audience.















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