Community Fund 

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.

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Climate Pledge Arena Community Fund Grant Application!
The deadline to apply was Friday, September 15.
Grant recipients will be notified no later than October 31. 

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. 
Applications must be submitted by September 15th. Grant recipients will be notified no later than October 31st 
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].