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Racial Equity Funding Applications

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is currently accepting applications for its 2015 Racial Equity Fund. “What Equity Fund”, you ask?

The City Council approved funding in its 2015/2016 City budget for SOCR to award grants to community-based organizations for projects that address structural racism. The budget is $75,000, with SOCR providing $60,000 and the Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) $15,000.hands

One example of what it funds is the King County Racial Disproportionality Coalition. It was able to provide training to increase understanding of the causes and effects of racial inequity, strategies to address them, and how King County organizations can use a race equity tool to develop related programs, policies and budgets.

On March 9th at NewHolly Gathering Hall, there will be an open house and proposal symposium held from 2-5 pm. It will be a chance for potential proposers to share ideas for their draft proposals with others and receive feedback from peers and the Proposal Review Committee. It’s also required attendance for all proposers.

RSVP by clicking here.

  • March 27: Due date for written applications and requests for oral presentations.
  • April 13: Decisions announced.

Questions? Please contact Gabriella Sanchez-Stern at 206-684-5845 or

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Comment from Constance Miller-Engelsberg
Time May 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm

I’m the owner of a single-family home located in the town-center area of the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station. It is within easy walking distance of shopping, transit, library, restaurants, and parks. I am interested in partnering with others to transform my highly desirable home into high density, mixed income co-op. What affordable housing and other resources are available in this regard please advise.

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