Network with your neighbors or neighborhood organizations; improve the community; collect up to $4,000 to do it. (You probably won’t get that much, but you get the point.)
Welcome to Southeast Uplift’s Neighborhood Small Grant Program.
For those interested in securing money for a cool neighborhood project that will 1) engage a variety of community partners, 2) build community capacity and 3) improve the neighborhood, this is for you.
Money is not guaranteed, but good proposals have a way of finding some funding. Last year, the Foster Window Project secured $1,200 through the small grant program. And as an example of how it met the criteria, the project aims to improve the aesthetic of Foster Road; add vibrancy to the commercial district and engage those who use it; partner with community members who want to participate; bridge multiple neighborhoods along the corridor (Mt. Scott-Arleta, Foster-Powell, and Creston-Kenilworth).
Other examples of projects from past years: neighborhood banners on street poles, neighborhood kickball tournament, community gardens, and murals.
If you have a project in mind, there is an informational workshop you must attend. Workshops are offered on November 15 (10 – noon) and 19 (7 – 9 pm).