Community Organizations Serving Greenwood*

*other than GCC of course!

Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s (PNA) mission is to “build, engage and support our diverse community through programs, services and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement.”  PNA works toward this mission by offering classes, events, programs, and business support for community members and business owners.  PNA is led by a Board of Directors and full-time staff of 6 employees.

Additionally, PNA runs the PNA Business Group that offers networking, business development opportunities and the chance to support the community with neighborhood events and activities.   Join the PNA listserv by subscribing here.

Seattle Public Library – Greenwood Branch
8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library is located on the corner of 81st Street and Greenwood Avenue.  In addition to their flagship book and video borrowing program, the library provides computer and internet access, meeting and conference space, and a variety of events for children and adults alike.

Friends of the Library Park
This small neighborhood groups supports the design, construction, and continuous outreach for the new park adjacent to the Greenwood Branch Library on 81st and Greenwood Avenue.

The city broke ground on the park in April 2017 and officially opened to the public in September 2017.  Volunteers are always needed to help with painting, landscape, and general beautification. Follow the Friends of the Library Park Facebook page for information about upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

Greenwood-Phinney Greenways
Greenwood-Phinney Greenways is a neighborhood group associated with Seattle Greenways that have advocated for converting some streets to Greenways and advocated for changes which support this same prioritization in locations not designated as Greenways.

Changes of this nature in the Greenwood neighborhood have included the addition of painted speed bumps on Fremont Ave N, the painting of bike lanes on Greenwood Ave N, and the addition of through-traffic prevention on N 90th Street at Linden Ave. The group has also worked with landscape architecture students on potential redesign of residential streets.

For the latest information from the Greenways group, sign up to receive their newsletter.

Safe Routes to School – North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway
Point of contact: Dan Anderson 206.684.8105

The North Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Project is led by the Seattle Department Of Transportation under the guidance of Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan, which identifies corridors to re-design to prioritize low-skill bicycle usage over driving and parking.  The project reaches across multiple neighborhoods to design for continuous routes, prioritizing access to schools and other amenities particularly applicable to these users. 

 These routes include N 92nd Street and 1st ave NW. 
Associated changes have included sidewalk and pothole repair, vegetation trimming, the addition of speed bumps, and the installation of wayfinding signs. With funding from the Neighborhood Streets Fund (Move Seattle Levy) and Safe-Routes-To-Schools (tickets from traffic cameras), additional changes have been planned for 2018. 
Neighbor participation has included providing input via neighborhood forums and online surveys, but additional methods of participation may be available.  

9501 Greenwood Avenue N.
The Greenwood Food Resource Center is a partnership between The Salvation Army and FamilyWorks that opened in mid-April of 2015, filling the void caused by the closure of the Greenwood Food Bank (9041 Greenwood Ave N). 
The Greenwood Food Resource Center provides food resources to people from the following zip codes: 98103, 98107, 98115, 98117, 98133, 98177.
Volunteer opportunities are available. 

This group of volunteers harvest from residential fruit trees to provide to food banks. 

8914 Aurora Ave N.
This group provides community space for unhoused neighbors to rest, prepare meals, and connect to each other and to resources. 
Volunteer opportunities are available. 

This group of volunteers addresses health & safety issues in north Seattle in partnership with Seattle Police Department personnel. 

Greenwood Bureau Of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle)

8414 Greenwood Ave N.
BFI provides tutoring, homework help and writing opportunities. 
Trained volunteers help with writing projects and homework including math, science, and languages. 

8635 Fremont Ave N.
The club provides play space for youth, under a mission of “inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”

525 N 85th Street
The Greenwood Senior Center is operated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association and serves seniors in the neighborhood.
Volunteer opportunities are available. 

8905 Fremont Ave N
This neighborhood group has supported the development and maintenance of Greenwood Park though matching fund grants and volunteer effort.