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2018 Neighborhood Partnership Grants (NPG)

Grants to Franklin County, Ohio Nonprofits to
Enhance Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Central Ohio

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

01/25/18 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Franklin County, Ohio nonprofit neighborhood organizations for local, resident-driven community improvement projects in low-and-moderate-income areas. Information sessions are scheduled for November 15 and 16. Projects should promote resident involvement and encourage community volunteerism. Projects support capacity building at the neighborhood level, engage numerous stakeholder groups and showcase local talent.

Examples of projects that have received grants through the program are neighborhood clean-ups, litter and graffiti abatement, neighborhood newsletters, community gardens, neighborhood gateway signage, youth leadership initiatives, civic engagement programs, health education and awareness, neighborhood documentaries, community festivals, home safety tools and educational resources, historic preservation projects, senior support activities and much more.

Proposed projects for the 2018 grant cycle should focus on one of the following four areas (several examples of the types of projects that may qualify are included, but do not feel constrained by these examples – as long as the project links to one of the four areas):

1. Community and Economic Development – Gateway signage, beautification, newsletters, websites, festivals, public events, public art projects, and more.

2. Education and Public Awareness – Youth service, leadership development, health and fitness, community public relations, social media projects, and more.

3. Crime Prevention and Safety – Block watches, awareness programs, national night out activities, anti-litter, clean and safe programs, anti-graffiti, personal safety, community safety, mediation, and more.

4. Home Improvement and Education – Exterior home improvements, residential lot beautification, physical improvement of blighted/vacant housing, education regarding home repairs, energy efficiency, financial literacy and more.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176986

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount of each grant is $10,000 annually.

Term of Contract:

Prior-year grant recipients may apply for continued funding for a multi-year project, but this does not guarantee awarding in subsequent years.

Applicants seeking continued funding for a particular project must reapply each year and are required to demonstrate positive measurable outcomes and meet stated objectives detailed in prior-year funding agreements.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are required to be 501(c)(3) organizations or must partner with a registered 501(c)(3) fiscal agent at the time the proposal is submitted.

Grants are made for neighborhood organizations and improvements in low and moderate income areas of Franklin County.

Pre-proposal Conference:

NPG Information Sessions:

Information sessions will be offered on the following dates, and will include an overview of the application process, program guidelines, and an opportunity for applicants to ask questions.

These sessions will be held at the United Way of Central Ohio, 360 S. Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Date/Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration is required to attend the information session. Please contact Jennifer King (see contact details below) to register.

Pre-Application Information:

Please Note: Two (2) proposals are permitted per applying group. Applicants must demonstrate capacity to execute both projects, in the event that both proposals are awarded funding.

Application Process:

The online application will be online beginning November 30, 2017 with a submittal deadline of January 25, 2018. The program is designed to support neighborhood organizations and improvements in low-and-moderate-income areas of Franklin County. Projects should be designed as resident driven and are not required to be large or sophisticated for grant consideration.

Applicants will be notified by email that their proposal has been received.

Grant announcements will be made in April of 2018. Before receipt of a grant, awardees must respond to grant administrator to acknowledge that they will accept the grant by email or phone and attend an agreement/acceptance workshop. Failure to do so may result in grant being rescinded.

Grant funds will be issued in June of 2018.

Contact Information:

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

For more information on the Neighborhood Partnership Grants program, and to register for one of the information sessions, please contact Jennifer King at or by phone at 614.227.8715.

Mailing Address:

Jennifer King
Administrative Coordinator
Neighborhood Partnership Center and Coordinator Neighborhood Partnership Grants
360 S. 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Franklin County