Hope for Youth Fund

The Hope for Youth Funding Opportunity aligns with Seattle Parks and Recreation's mission to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, promote responsible stewardship of the land, and promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. 

2024 Application Guidelines

Seattle Parks and Recreation Hope for Youth fund is meant to increase access to athletic, recreational, and positive youth development activities. Hope for Youth’s primary purpose is to support youth sports organizations that serve marginalized and economically distressed communities. The funds are intended to offset the cost of participation and provide opportunities for youth to engage in positive sports, fitness programs, and youth development opportunities.


To apply for Hope for Youth funds you must:

  • Be a 501(c)3 non-profit agency, or be represented by a fiscal sponsor with non-profit status.
  • Provide activities or services for youth ages 11-19 that will be completed by 12/8/2024.
  • Be in good fiscal standing with the City of Seattle (no outstanding debts or grants)

Funds Available

Organizations can apply for up to $3,500. This is a reimbursement program; funds will be reimbursed after the completion of the program and submission of all required documentation and invoice.


Step 1:

Applicants must read and adhere to the full Fund Guidelines

Step 2: Apply Online


  • Applications available: Monday, April 1, 2024, at 8:00 AM
  • Applications due: Monday, April 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM
  • Seattle Parks Grants Team Review: April 30-May 1, 2024
  • Committee Review: May 2-17, 2024
  • Awards Announced: 3rd & 4th week of May 2024
  • Contracts completed during June & July 2024

Information Sessions Available

April 16, 2024 from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Virtual Session on Microsoft Teams:

Microsoft Teams
Click here to join the virtual meeting on 4/16/2024 @ 2:30PM PST
Meeting ID: 267 457 279 991
Passcode: 4wz9DN
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April 23, 2024 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

This will be an In-Person Session held at Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122


Email SPRFunds4All@seattle.gov

Past Awardees*

(*Due to the pandemic funding for 2020 and 2021 was not distributed.)

2023 Awardees:

Beacon Hill Youth Soccer

Bike Works

Brave Pride Jr. Football

Central Area Parents and Coaches Association

East African Community Services

George Pocock Rowing Foundation

Marvin Thomas Memorial Fund

Plus One Foundation

Sail Sand Point

Skate Like a Girl

Stone Soup Theatre

YMCA of Greater Seattle

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Parks and Recreation

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

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