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Building Stronger Neighborhoods (BSN) Grant

Grants to Greensboro Area, North Carolina
Neighborhood Organizations to Enhance Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG)

Deadline Date:

09/29/17 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $300 to $3,000 to Greensboro Area, North Carolina local residential organizations to greatly enhance the lives of local communities through programs such as leadership development, community building, and youth projects. Applicants are strongly recommended to meet with program staff before applying.

Eligible projects include:
Leadership development projects to empower residents to make changes in their neighborhoods, and to assist in building the infrastructure of neighborhood groups, including project management; training; and leadership development programs; financial planning and fundraising workshops; talent and personal development workshops.

Community-building activities within and between neighborhoods that strengthen or expand personal connectivity by involving a broad representation of residents: i.e., inter-neighborhood impact workshops; neighborhood organization development; neighborhood sharing workshops (project success stories; fundraising tips, crime prevention techniques, etc.); inter-neighborhood summits.

Technical Competency projects such as computer literacy; website; database; newsletter design; media communications training; and training on the use of free and low-cost technology; partnerships with schools and colleges in assessing educational needs of neighborhoods.

Wellness, health, and green projects such community gardens; sustainability education programs; green education and programs; soft walking trails; health fairs; walking or exercise programs; programs to improve community access to care; as well as informational programs on nutrition and other targeted health issues; and health education and wellness programs.

Increase walkability of neighborhoods through participation in Greenway projects, walking clubs, trails improvements, and safety initiatives.

Youth, children and family projects including athletic, cultural, community service, tutoring and mentoring programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175195

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $300 to $3,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are:
- A neighborhood group recognized as a representative organization of the neighborhood and with broad resident support within the neighborhood;
- A neighborhood group working in conjunction with an established nonprofit organization(s); and
- Generally, a group with limited financial resources.

Generally, neighborhood groups can receive up to two grants in a one-year period. However, the total amount awarded to a single group may not exceed $5,000 within a 12-month period.

Grant funds may not be used to pay salaries for functions that have normally been or are done by volunteers. Grant funds are not intended to support operating budgets of nonprofit agencies working in neighborhoods; however, neighborhood groups may use these funds to contract services from these organizations as well as other professional consultants.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Neighborhood groups interested in applying should have a representative attend one of the Grantseeker Workshops held at the Glenwood Public Library prior to each application due date. Attendance at one of these workshops is not required, but it is strongly recommended.

Workshops on the BSN grant application are held approximately three weeks before each application deadline. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is requested. To register, contact Kevin Lundy using the Contact Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

Neighborhood groups interested in applying should have a representative contact the Building Stronger Neighborhoods Liaison (Kevin Lundy) prior to each application due date. Meeting with the Liaison is not required, but it is strongly recommended. The group should then fill out the application form and submit it to the address listed by 5:00 p.m. on the due date.

Cycle A
Application Due Date: February 28, 2017
Notification Date: April 7, 2017

Cycle B
Application Due Date: May 31, 2017
Notification Date: June 30, 2017

Cycle C
Application Due Date: September 29, 2017
Notification Date: October 27, 2017

Contact Information:

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

Kevin Lundy, BSN Liaison
call (336) 379-9100

Mail or hand-deliver to:
Building Stronger Neighborhoods
c/o Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
330 S. Greene St., Suite 100
Greensboro, NC 27401

phone: (336) 379-9100
fax: (336) 378-0725

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Greensboro Area