The Climate Pledge Arena Community Fund was created to further Climate Pledge Arena, the Seattle Kraken and One Roof Foundation’s shared commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive community in alignment with the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative.

The fund shall support youth focused programs and projects that use arts, music, and culture as strategies to drive racial equity and social justice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Organizations that meet all of the following criteria may apply: 
• 501(c)(3) or non-profit with fiscal sponsor, and 
• Not represented as a voting member on Giving Council. 
• Must be based in Seattle or primarily serving the Seattle community. 

Programs/project must: 
• With authenticity and intentionality support and serve marginalized youth or youth of color through arts, music, or cultural programming. 
Total available funding for the 2023 grant cycle is $75,000. Grants will not exceed $10,000. At least 75% of the Fund will be directed to organizations within the Seattle Center neighborhood (including Seattle Center Campus, Uptown, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, and Belltown).
Grant review committee will evaluate how effectively the project or program: 

• Reaches and engages marginalized youth or youth of color, including:
o Thoughtful recruitment and outreach 
o Accessibility — how are barriers being addressed (transportation, location, costs, partnerships) 
o Either through great breadth or depth 

• Fosters deeper engagement in the arts/music/culture for marginalized youth or youth of color. 

• Positively impacts marginalized youth or youth of color, including the development of life skills and/or cognitive, emotional, or social development.
o Anecdotal (from participants, teachers, parents, etc.) 
o Quantifiable (e.g., test scores, graduation rates, attendance rates, etc.) 

• Advances the organizational mission, goals, and values. 

Viability of nonprofit may factor into eligibility or score if review of IRS Form 990, budget for current and prior year, annual profit and loss statement, actuals for current year surfaces significant concerns that are not adequately explained by the applicant. 

Review committee may also consider budget size and capacity of grant applicant. 
Please send questions via email to [email protected].
Details about the 2024 Community Fund requirements and timeline will be announced next year. Please check back for details!



Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken are dedicated to the community we serve. Our commitment to building a better Seattle transcends sports and entertainment, and we will step up as a good neighbor to support initiatives vital to Seattle Center, the surrounding neighborhoods, and the city as a whole.

  • $10 million (over 10 years in cash and in-kind) pledge to YouthCare, a local nonprofit helping to end youth homelessness. 
  • $10 million contribution over 20 years and the development of a Community Fund, providing annual grants that support underserved youth programming in the arts, music, and culture.
  • $2.5 million voluntary contribution to support affordable housing in Seattle.
  • $3.5 million investment in the arts, engaging local artists in the creation and installation of permanently-sited works of public art created for the Arena and surrounding premises.
  • $40 million investment in a Transportation Fund to be administered by the city to address transportation issues in the north downtown area.
  • $500,000 for the Seattle Center “Attract and Access” marketing campaign that occurred during the arena’s construction.  
  • $225,000 investment in community organizational capacity building, ensuring a strong and vibrant economy within surrounding communities throughout construction. 
  • 14 event days donated to Seattle Center each year to support community activities.


Please note a few guidelines for donation requests:  

  • To be eligible for a donation, your organization must have 501(c)3 tax exempt status and reside within 75 miles of Climate Pledge Arena or be a youth hockey program in one of these five states: AK, ID, MT, OR, WA. If your organization is located outside of this geographic area, please contact the NHL team nearest you to request a donation.
  • We will prioritize requests submitted by organizations whose mission(s) closely align with our three pillars of hockey access, youth homelessness, and environmental justice. We do not donate to political, religious, advocacy, or special interest groups, or any organization that may in any way conflict with our goals, programs, or affiliations.
  • We will provide a response to all requests – whether approved or not – so please refrain from contacting our offices to check on the status of your request. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].