Get Moving Fund

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                                                                                                                      2019 Fund Guidelines & Eligibility

Who can apply?
  • Individuals
  • Local community groups
  • Small businesses working within the identified neighborhoods
  • Non-profit and Not-for-profit organizations
Businesses and non-profit organizations must have a budget of under $150,000 in revenue. All businesses and non-profit organizations are required to include a copy of their organizational budget for the current year, not including an organizational budget will disqualify you from the panel process.
Entities not eligible: Government Agencies, Universities, and Political Groups.
Groups applying are not required to be a 501(C) (3) nonprofit nor are they required to use a fiscal sponsor. If funded, groups will be required to obtain a City of Seattle Business License and appropriate liability insurance

Funding Available
Applicants can apply for up to a maximum amount of $15,000.

Get Moving
The Get Moving initiative funds culturally relevant physical activities for communities where health disparities are prevalent. Funded activities will strengthen the collaboration between Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Communities.
Get Moving projects must:
  • Focus on communities where health disparities are prevalent
  • Provide physically active programming
Get Moving Qualifying Project Requirements
  • Be free and open to all
  • Be in the City of Seattle in one of the focus neighborhoods or centers
  • Serve one of the focus populations and neighborhoods
  • Have community partners involved with project
  • Take place in the City of Seattle between April 1, 2019 and December 15, 2019
  • Adhere to Seattle Park and Recreation’s mission statement: Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities.
  • Cannot have any outstanding debts or grants with Seattle Parks and Recreation's Business Service Center (BSC)
  • All past grant or fund paperwork must be submitted and up to date
Eligible groups may submit applications for different projects to both Get Moving and Recreation for All if the projects meet the respective guidelines and eligibility, however, applicants can only receive funding from Get Moving or Recreation for All per calendar year, one can individual cannot receive funding from both funds.
If a single project qualifies for Get Moving and Recreation for All funding the application can be submitted for both programs but will only receive funding from one (not both programs).

Priority Funding Populations
Projects that identify the following groups representing priority funding areas will receive higher consideration: *Get Moving Priority **Recreation for All Priority
  • People of color
  • Immigrant/refugee populations
  • Youth/Teens (including Toddlers)*
  • Adults (19-50 years)**
  • Mature Adults 50+*
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Intergenerational

Priority Neighborhoods
Southwest                                       Southeast                    Northwest                             Northeast
Cottage Grove                                  Brighton                        Cedar Park                             Bitter Lake
High Point                                         Columbia City               Jackson Park                         Green Lake
Highland Park                                   Dunlap                          Lake City                                Greenwood
Pigeon Point                                     Genesee                       Maple Leaf                             Haller Lake
South Delridge Triangle                    Hillman City                  North Matthews Beach           Licton Springs/
Sunrise Heights                                 Lakewood                    Northgate                                Aurora Licton
Westwood                                         New Holly                     Olympic Hills
Youngstown                                      North Rainier                 Pinehurst
Georgetown                                      Pritchard Beach            Victory Heights
Puget Ridge                                      Othello                          Meadowbrook
Beacon Hill                                        Rainier Valley               Magnuson/Sandpoint Housing
South Park                                        Rainier Vista

If your project is not in one of these identified areas when writing your application please add information about why you are planning to serve the area you have selected and how it meets the qualifications of Get Moving or Recreation for All

Project Criteria
It is also our goal to establish and strengthen the collaborative working relationship between Seattle Parks and Recreation and community organizations in building new and innovative partnerships that increase healthy activities and services offered to the community.
Project criteria include:
  • Quality of Project: clear, well-conceived project that promotes recreation, cultural, community and/or physical activity participation, strong community relations, and is authentic to the community.
  • Community Impact, Outreach and Outcomes: project plan describes meaningful efforts to increase community participation that will reach diverse and underserved audiences through intentional outreach and identifies outreach strategies. Demonstrates a measurable impact for the community served. Project has a desired outcome for the community served (i.e. better health due to more physical activity).
  • Feasibility: the organization/community group/business has a proven track record of managing programs, activities and/or other event(s) and/or demonstrated ability to successfully produce the program or event; provides evidence of community involvement and support from the community they wish to serve.
  • Budget: a clear, realistic budget for the program or event that matches the amount requested and includes all potential costs, in kind donations, and any partnerships with additional funds. Priority will be given to applications that show a clear financial need to operate the proposed project.
  • Sustainability: projects that have a plan to sustain program beyond funding cycle i.e., partnership development, in-kind donations, fitness certifications and collective impact partnerships.

Application Deadline and Information
Get Moving and Recreation for All applications will be available January 2019. To receive information on the 2019 timeline and application as it becomes available email your contact information to
Applications open January 7, 2019 at 7:00AM and close February 18, 2019 at 11:59PM
Funding announcements will be made mid-April 2019
Please do not plan on having your program begin prior to mid-April 2019.
Applications can be completed and submitted at

Application Review and Notification
An independent panel of nonprofit organization members, community, and Seattle Parks and Recreation representatives will review and evaluate applications according to the program criteria and recommend funding. Funding notification will be made in Spring 2019.

Funding Restrictions
Items eligible for funding: instructor fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and coordination/administration costs, equipment supplies, equipment rentals and other production-related costs including fitness certifications, etc. No more than 10% of budget may be used for food-related costs during the event/program.
Funds may not be used for: organizational administrative costs, travel or travel related expenses, fundraising, or gifts. This includes rent, mileage, personnel benefits, etc.