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Grants to New York Neighborhood Groups and Associations
to Enhance the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF)

Deadline Date:

02/12/21 12:00 PM


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Grants to New York neighborhood and community associations, block clubs, and resident-led neighborhood groups in eligible locations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to assist organizations that are neighborhood-based and resident-controlled as they focus on a wide range of neighborhood issues and support the well-being of local families. Eligible proposals should benefit residents in the City of Rochester.

Funds are available for Progress in Action, a new grassroots initiative developed by Five Star Bank to support the well-being of families in Rochester one block at a time.

  • Progress in Action is meant to benefit residents in economically vulnerable neighborhoods.
  • Eligibility will be dependent upon projects benefiting economically vulnerable neighborhoods and the improvement in the quality of life in a meaningful and sustainable fashion for residents in the neighborhood.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167327

Estimated Size of Grant:

Neighborhood Associations: Up to $2,500
Block Clubs: Up to $750
Other Community Associations: Up to $2,000
Progress in Action: Grants can range from $1,000-$10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be accepted from organizations serving neighborhoods on Rochester's east side. Eligible organizations include:

Neighborhood Associations
- Neighborhood associations have broad missions and broader coverage than block clubs, focus on a wide range of neighborhood issues, and are capable of facilitating activities for smaller groups.

Block Clubs
- Block clubs are smaller in focus than neighborhood associations, usually organized on one street or block.

Other Community Associations; Community associations include the following:
- Landlord and tenant associations
- Neighborhood-based business or merchants associations

Progress in Action
- Resident-led neighborhood groups of all sizes and in all formats are eligible to participate.

Nonprofit organizations that are not neighborhood-based and resident-controlled are not eligible.

Funds cannot be used for:
- Neighborhood/Block/Business Association signage
- Lighting improvement
- Banners

Pre-Application Information:

The next deadline to submit an application for NeighborGood is Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM (for Rochester’s east side).

Applicant Tutorial:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Maya Crane
Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607-1912

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Rochester's east side

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