Seattle Relief Fund and Application Assistance / Funding

November 15, 2021

Organization Name: Northwest Film Forum

Organization Location: Seattle

Type: Funding

Fee: Free


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is working with the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) to provide Seattle Relief Fund (SRF) one-time, non-renewable funding for outreach and application assistance to vulnerable, low-income Seattle households impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A driving priority for SRF is disbursing cash assistance as quickly as possible to help alleviate the health and economic impacts experienced by individuals and households.


You can apply to the Seattle Relief Fund if you are low-income AND one of these situations applies to you or a member of your household:

– Live within the boundaries of the city of Seattle OR
– Is a Seattle Promise student OR
– Is a Seattle Public Schools student OR
– Is an artist/cultural worker with an art studio/rehearsal space in Seattle

Funds are available to eligible applicants even if they are undocumented.

Learn more and apply at:



Need assistance with your application? Northwest Film Forum can answer questions about eligibility for the Seattle Relief Fund and assist you with your application both in-person and virtually. For in-person application assistance at our office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) please make an appointment or visit during our designated service hours, which will start Monday, October 25, and go through Monday, November 15:

Mondays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Tuesdays, 12 – 3 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fridays, 2 – 5 p.m.

We will also be offering assistance outside of these hours by phone for those who are not able to make an in-person appointment or visit our office. Please contact our Grants Manager using the contact information below.


We will also be hosting an Info Session on Wednesdays. Register for free using the links below:

October 27, 3 – 4 p.m.
November 3, 3 – 4 p.m.
November 10, 10 – 11 a.m.

Info Sessions will be offered online through Zoom and our Grants Manager will walk you through the application as well as provide attendees an overview of the who, what, where, when, and hows of applying for the Seattle Relief Fund, plus answer any additional questions throughout.

Opportunity Website