Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small Sparks Fund Records, 1999-2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small Sparks Fund Records
Dates
1999-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.6 cubic foot, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
5756-06
Summary
Records regarding Small Sparks grants from the Neighborhood Matching Fund.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Neighborhoods was created in 1991 by consolidating staff from the Executive Department's Citizens Service Bureau and Office of Neighborhoods, the Community Service Centers of the Department of Human Resources, and the Neighborhood Assistance Division of the Department of Community Development. The Office of Urban Conservation, the City's historic preservation agency, was added in 1992. The following year, the department added a community development function by taking over projects in the Central Area, Southeast Seattle, and the Port of Seattle. In 1999, the Neighborhood Planning Office was abolished and its continuing functions were assumed by the Department of Neighborhoods. The Department's mission is to bring local government closer to the citizens by maintaining a responsive presence in Seattle neighborhoods, by responding to citizen concerns and complaints, and providing a communications link for neighborhoods on City issues that will have an impact on them. The department operates the Neighborhood Service Centers (Little City Halls), administers the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program, staffs the Landmarks Preservation Board, and manages the P-Patch program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records relating to Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks grants. The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) program, created in 1988, provides financial assistance for community-driven neighborhood development projects. Small Sparks projects were awarded up to $250, and each project team had to provide a matching portion of monetary donations, volunteer hours, or supplies. The purpose of these projects was to energize the community and reach out to people who were not yet involved in neighborhood organizations or projects. The projects were meant to be simple and informal, taking two months or less to complete. Projects included the creation of gardens, concerts in the parks, talent shows, potlucks, dances, community yard sales, preparation for earthquakes, neighborhood walks, and cleaning up trash in neighborhoods. Types of records include grant applications, agreements, progress reports, final reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and photos.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Department of Neighborhoods Small Sparks Fund Records, Record Series 5756-06. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

5756-06:  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small Sparks Fund Records, 1999-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Walk and Roll - OD99017
1999
1/2
Millenium Meal Potluck - OD99018
1999
1/3
Burke Gilman Goes Loco(Motion) - OD99019
1999
1/4
Shake, Rattle, and Roll - OD99020
1999
1/5
To Grandmother's (New) House We Go - OD99021
1999
1/6
Raising Grandparents - OD99022
1999
1/7
Ms. G's Olympic Rap Off - OD0002
2000
2/1
Trash Can Paint Out - OD0003
2000
2/2
Lights, Camera, Action: Come Do the Directing - OD0004
2000
1/8
Trash Dash - OD0005
2000
1/9
Neighborhood News - OD0006
2000
1/10
Teen Life Center - OD0007
2000
1/11
U District Share Fair - OD0010
2000
1/12
JP Talent Fest 2000 - OD0011
2000
1/13
Junk-O-Rama - OD0012
2000
1/14
N(BP)2 N Ballard Bridge Pocket Park - OD0013
2000
1/15
Halloween Howl - OD0015
2000
1/16
In the Mood - OD0016
2000
1/17
Flower Power - OD0017
2000
1/18
Sharing Our Dreams, Celebration of Dr. MLK - OD0101
2001
1/19
Westcrest is for the Birds - OD0104
2001
1/20
Discovering the Richness of Delridge - O01013
2001
1/21
Wedgwood Neighborhood Service Exchange - O01014
2001
1/22
Garden of the Homeless Angels - O01016
2001
1/23
Beaucoup Bouquets for Ballard - O01019
2001
1/24
Beacon Buds Garden Tour - O01020
2001
1/25
56th Street Beautification - O01022
2001
1/26
Cascade People's Cobb Bench - O01023
2001
1/27
A Garden of Belonging, Art in the Garden - O01024
2001
1/28
The D-Fest Bandwagon - O01027
2001
1/29
Your Chance to Paint Up the Town - O01028
2001
1/30
Spirit of Community! "Walk the Wagon" - O01030
2001
1/31
Generation XYZ Old School Jam - O01031
2001
1/32
Family Fun Fest - O01032
2001
1/33
Summer Sounds of Sandel - O01033
2001
1/34
Wow Waves - Wave Your Way into the Neighborhood - O01034
2001
1/35
Magnolia Senior Summer Spa and Social - O01035
2001
1/36
Toss From the Tower Beacon Tower Residents Council - O01036
2001
1/37
Now We're Talking - O01037
2001
1/38
Dance for Diversity Leschi Community Council - O01039
2001
1/39
Ballard House Bonanza - O01040
2001
2/3
Doggie Bag Take-Out - O01041
2001
1/40
Med Said Neighborhood Music Talent Show - O01043
2001
1/41
Healing Through the Arts - O01044
2001
1/42
Harvest Hoopla/Harvest Chili - O01045
2001
1/43
Shake and Bake for Ravenna Neighbors Sake - O01046
2001
1/44
Acts of Kindness, Bulbs of Beauty - O01047
2001
1/45
Due Course - O01052
2001
1/46
Cultures of Joy Celebration - O01053
2001
1/47
Winter Fiesta - O01054
2001
1/48
Cows in the Schoolyard - O01055
2001
2/4
Dive In Movie Nights - O02032
2002
2/5
High Point Vietnamese Seniors Get Together - O02037
2002
2/6
Peace Mural 4 All - O02051
2002
2/7
Re-Inventing Cleveland High School - O02056
2002
2/8
Oasis of Color Project - O04001
2004
2/9
Wedgwood Art Walk - O04028
2004
2/10
First Friday Out - O05003
2005
2/11
Celebrate Africa - O05004
2005
2/12
Blooms of Beacon Bluff - O05005
2005
2/13
Welcome Wagon - O05006
2005
2/14
Health Lift! Feel the Magic - O05007
2005
2/15
Above the City Garden Concert - O05009
2005
2/16
4th Sparkles - O05010
2005
2/17
Belltown Puzzle: Where We All Fit Together - O05011
2005
2/18
Bamboo Park End of Summer Party - O05015
2005
2/19
Puppeteering in Puget Ridge (includes photos) - O05016
2005
2/20
Garden Club Parking Strip Renewal - O05017
2005
2/21
Neighbor Walk Book Exchange - O05019
2005
2/22
24 Hours in the Hood - O05020
2005
2/23
Spook-tacular - O05022
2005
2/24
The Possible Dream - O05026
2005
2/25
Madrona Plants in Madrona Woods - O05027
2005
2/26
Our History is No Mystery - O05036
2005

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Grants-in-aid--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhoods--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)