Rainier Avenue Radio thanks the City of Seattle Government for investing $29,500, with a community match of $45,000, through their Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund for us to create designs for our new 1,200-square foot space on the second floor of the Royal Esquire Club. The premises will become the radio station's new home, with community input and design work taking place early 2018.
Overall the city invested almost $1 million this fall into 20 local community started projects ranging from $10,500 to $100,000. Twenty organizations pledged a total of $773,231 in community-matching involving volunteer hours, locally raised money, donated materials, and in-kind professional services.
This fall’s largest investments of the fund were $100,000 each to:
The Friends of Roxhill Elementary for new play features and a mural at the E.C. Hughes playground in anticipation of their relocation
The Friends of Lewis Park to restore the natural area and support long-term stewardship planning, The Rowing Advisory Council to redevelop the Green Lake Small Craft Center.
$90,000 was awarded to Seattle AIDS Legacy Memorial to create narratives identifying with people affected by HIV/AIDS for an event in December 2018. $87,000 was given to Whittier Elementary School School PTA for replacing the play structure on their school’s playground.
Every year Seattle’s #NeighborhoodMatchingFund provides more than $3 million dollars. More than 5,000 projects have been funded over its 30-year history.