We’re now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Voter Education Fund! King County Elections and Seattle Foundation are awarding $950,000 in grants to increase voter engagement in underserved communities over the next two years.
We’re shifting to a two-year grant cycle to ensure community-based organizations have the resources they need to do significant voter engagement leading up to the 2020 election. Organizations encouraged to apply include, but are not limited to, those serving communities of color, people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, limited-English speaking communities, LGBTQ residents, formerly incarcerated individuals, and residents in South King County.
This cycle the Voter Education Fund is placing an increased emphasis on voter outreach to people with disabilities, African American and Native American voters, and historically marginalized residents in South King County.
Community-based organizations can apply for up to $40,000 to develop a two-year campaign to engage voters or potential voters, or up to $15,000 to provide a series of smaller activities through 2019 and 2020.
The application period is open from March 4 to April 1 2019. Interested organizations can apply online.
Attend an information session to learn more:
- Wednesday, March 13, from 3-4:30 p.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144.
- Monday, March 25, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Kent Regional Library, 212 2nd Ave. N. Kent, WA 98032.