We’re excited to announce that today King County Elections and Seattle Foundation launched the Voter Education Fund to award $400,000 in grants to community-based organizations.
Organizations can apply for funding to offer basic education about voting in King County and technical assistance, such as helping voters change their address in their preferred language.
Grants of up to $25,000 are available to develop a 9-month campaign focused on voter engagement or up to $10,000 for a series of smaller events.
Who should apply? Any organization that works to reduce inequities in voting access in historically marginalized communities, such as communities of color, limited-English speaking communities, people with disabilities, low-income youth, veterans, the homeless and reinstated voters who have been convicted of a felony.
Voter engagement activities should involve community members, create community interest in participating in elections and voting and be non-partisan. All activities must occur within King County limits.
The deadline for applications is May 2, 2017. You can download the application online.
Three information sessions will be held for anyone who wants to learn more about the program and get assistance.
The first information session will be held Tuesday, April 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. at The 2100 Building, Community Room B, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, 98144 . RSVP for this session here.
The second information session will be held Thursday, April 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Technology Access Foundation’s Bethaday Community Learning Space, 605 SW 108th Street, Seattle, 98146. RSVP for this session here.
The third information session will be held Thursday, April 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Kent Commons, Mill Creek Room, 525 Fourth Ave N, Kent, WA 98032. RSVP for this session here.