Neighborhood Grants Program

The Community Foundation’s Neighborhood Grant Program (NGP) focuses on key neighborhoods across the tri-county area and their potential to become and remain both safe and vibrant.

Funding has been asset aside for resident-led projects and community-based organizations that include resident leadership that address a community need.  Examples of suitable projects include: Neighborhood clean-up/greening, community gardens, art/or and beautification.

Funds may be used to improve the appearance of a neighborhood and inspire residents to use their collective economic power to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development.

This program will place a special emphasis on projects that address issues that impact youth, foster new youth leaders, or build the confidence, knowledge, skills and collective leadership of youth while addressing the root causes of injustice and inequality in their lives and communities.  Projects should be youth led or carried out in partnership with youth.  Examples of suitable projects include: leadership academies, intervention programs, and youth development partnerships.

TO APPLY: Eligible public K-12 school, government agency, a religious organization engaged in a non-sectarian activity, or a non-profit, tax exempt “public charity,” as defined in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue must submit a Neighborhood Grant Application. The application deadline is quarterly – January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st.

Disclaimer: The NGP is not intended to support individuals, private business, religious, partisan politics or for profit activities.