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Building Stronger Neighborhoods (BSN) Grant

Grants to Greensboro, North Carolina Neighborhood
Organizations to Enhance Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG)

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Deadline Date:

09/14/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $300 to $3,000 to Greensboro, North Carolina neighborhood organizations to enhance
the quality of life for all local residents. Attendance at a grant workshop is required for first-time applicants prior to submission of an application. Funding is intended to support programs that promote leadership development, community building, technical competency, health and wellness, and youth and family projects.

The Building Stronger Neighborhoods (BSN) program, through neighborhood development and grantmaking, supports Greensboro neighborhoods as they mobilize assets to enhance community quality of life.

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; and 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; inter-neighborhood impact workshops; neighborhood organization development; neighborhood sharing workshops (project success stories; fundraising tips, crime prevention techniques, etc.); and inter-neighborhood summits.

- Technical Competency projects such as computer literacy; website; database; newsletter design; media communications training; training on the use of free and low-cost technology; and 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; 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.

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.

Term of Contract:

All grant funds must be expended and a Grant Report Form is due no later than 12 months after the grant is awarded.

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.

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 required for first-time applicants prior to submission of an application.

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, applicants should contact Sadie Blue ( Contact Information is found below).

Workshop Date: August 21, 2018, 6:30 PM
Workshop Venue: Glenwood Library, 1901 W. Florida St.

Pre-Application Information:

Workshop Dates:

Cycle A January 30, 2018
Cycle B April 24, 2018
Cycle C August 21, 2018

Application Due Dates:

Cycle A February 15, 2018
Cycle B May 15, 2018
Cycle C September 14, 2018, 5:00 PM

Notificiation Dates:

Cycle A April 6, 2018
Cycle B July 13, 2018
Cycle C October 15, 2018

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.

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.

Questions on BSN grants may be directed to the BSN Neighborhood Consultant Sadie Blue.

The completed application with the attached neighborhood map (as requested in the application) must be mailed to the BSN office or hand-delivered to the Community Foundation office at the same location. Neither the applications nor any supplementary information may be faxed or emailed.

Contact Information:

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

For questions, contact:

Sadie Blue, BSN Neighborhood Consultant

Prior to the application due date, prospective applicants should contact:

Kevin Lundy
CFGG BSN Liaison

Appplicants should submit their applications to:

Building Stronger Neighborhoods Grant Program
c/o Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
330 South Greene St., Suite 100 ("Foundation Place")
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 379-9100

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Greensboro