Seattle Parks and Recreation will award $118,900 to 15 local agencies through the Get Moving Fund to support access to healthy recreational opportunities throughout the city.
The Get Moving Fund is a reimbursable grant from Seattle Parks and Recreation that supports local nonprofit organizations, small businesses and community groups in offering innovative and culturally relevant events and projects to increase participation in community sports, recreation and physical fitness activities that serve under-resourced communities. The goal of the Get Moving Fund is to increase participation and opportunities for physical activities, prioritizing neighborhoods where health disparities are prevalent.
This is the third year that Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering the Get Moving Fund. This year’s grant awards will support an array of projects and activities, including cultural dance lessons, hiking trips for immigrant and refugee populations, and sports programs for girls and women.
The following projects or agencies have been selected to receive Get Moving Fund grant awards:
- Fathers and Sons Together ($15,000) to support camps and intergenerational fathers-and-sons activities, primarily with African American populations.
- South End Ultimate Program ($10,000) to support summer ultimate frisbee camps, tournaments and programs, primarily for girls, POC, LGBTQ, and low-income populations.
- Urban Native Education Alliance ($10,000) to support basketball skill building and camps primarily for Native American, POC, and low-income populations.
- Vision Loss Connections ($10,000) to support Goalball Indoor Adaptive Soccer for people with vision loss, primarily for those with disabilities and POC, LGBTQ, and intergenerational populations.
- United Samoan Organization of WA ($10,000) to support Kilikiti, a form of cricket, primarily for Pacific Islander and low-income populations.
- Skate Like A Girl ($8,000) to support skateboarding classes and lessons primarily for POC, immigrant and refugee, LGBTQ, and low-income populations.
- Somalia Safety Task Force ($7,500) to support intergenerational family fitness runs, hikes, and walks primarily for POC, immigrant, and refugee populations.
- Cultural Soccer Without Borders ($7,500) to support soccer skill building and play primarily for teen, young adult, POC, and low-income populations.
- Somali Health Board ($7,500) to support a FitBit Walking Challenge primarily for youth, POC, immigrant, and refugee populations.
- Franchesska Berry ($6,000) to support World Dance and traditional drumming classes primarily for multi-generational, POC, and LGBTQ populations.
- Walk Away City Collaborative ($6,000) to support a boxing program primarily for African American and POC populations.
- Latino Community Fund of WA ($6,000) to support cultural dance lessons including Salsa, Bachata, and other Latino dances primarily for Latino populations.
- Maria Garcia ($5,400) to support hiking trips and exercise primarily for intergenerational immigrant and refugee populations.
- Austin Foundation ($5,000) to support aerobic cardio activities like football, basketball, track and field, and kickboxing primarily for youth, POC, and low-income populations.
- Mikelle Page ($5,000) to support Double Dutch jump rope classes primarily for youth of color.
Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Fund is made possible by funding from the Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation, including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously-acquired sites.
For more information or questions about the Get Moving Fund, please email PKS_Info@seattle.gov.