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Apply for the 2023 Hope for Youth Fund

Seattle, WA-Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites youth sports organizations to apply for our 2023 Hope for Youth Fund. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

SPR’s Hope for Youth fund is meant to increase access to athletic, recreational, and positive youth development activities. Hope for Youth’s primary purpose is to support youth sports organizations that serve marginalized and economically distressed communities. The funds are intended to offset the cost of participation and provide opportunities for youth to engage in positive sports, fitness programs, and youth development opportunities. Funds can be used to support certain administrative costs or provide scholarships. For a list of acceptable funds, please see the full Fund Guidelines.


To apply for Hope for Youth funds you must:

  • Be a non-profit agency (501c3) or be represented by a fiscal sponsor with non-profit status.

  • Provide activities or services for youth ages 11-19 that will be completed by 12/8/2023.

  • Be in good fiscal standing with the City of Seattle (no outstanding debts or grants)

Funds Available

Organizations can apply for up to $3,500. This is a reimbursement program; funds will be reimbursed after the completion of the program and submission of all required documentation and invoice.

Step 1: Applicants must read and adhere to the full Fund Guidelines

Step 2: Apply


Applications due: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Awards Announced: 4th week of June 2023


Email More information available here.



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