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Love Your Block (LYB) Mini-Grant

Grants to Richmond, Virginia Nonprofits and Civic
Associations to Enhance Local Neighborhoods

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City of Richmond - Office on Volunteerism - Neighbor-To-Neighbor (N2N)

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Grants valued at up to $500 to Richmond, Virginia nonprofit organizations, civic associations, and faith-based organizations for projects to improve local neighborhoods. Eligible projects directly engage neighborhood residents in safety improvements, beautification, and cleanups and recycling.

By way of the LYB grant, N2N will provide competitive mini-grants up to $500 (in the form of Home Depot Gift Cards) to neighborhood groups for the purchase of supplies needed for their local projects. N2N will also help connect Love Your Block projects with City government services (as available) to support the efforts.

LYB grants encourage community groups to identify priority projects and develop volunteer-fueled solutions in the following ways:

-Improve resident perception of safety, with improved lighting, landscaping, etc.
-Reduce crime incidents and other gang/drug related vandalism with graffiti removal, and community garden initiatives.
-Reduce trash through street cleanups/increase recycling.

Proposed projects must demonstrate clear community support and participation along with collaboration with neighboring block(s) and demonstrating inclusiveness of special populations (i.e., persons with disabilities).

Applicants reside and projects take place within the City of Richmond and include the participation of at least 25 residents, who are unrelated (not family) and reside within the same council district

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179415

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500 in the form of Home Depot Gift Cards.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- The applicant may be a nonprofit agency, faith-based organization, or civic association.
- The applicant must reside within the City of Richmond.
- Groups should have demonstrated a past working/project history.
- Applicant groups do not need to have nonprofit tax-exempt status such as a 501(c)3.

Not Eligible:

-For-profit businesses
-Public institutions

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with awards being reviewed following the March 17, 2017 and August 18, 2017 deadlines.

Round 10 Timeline:
-Application Deadline: March 17, 2017
-Grantees Announced: April 2017
-Mandatory Grantee Orientation: April 2017

Round 11 Timeline:
-Application Deadline: August 18, 2017
-Grantees Announced: September 2017
-Mandatory Grantee Orientation: September 2017

Contact Information:

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

Ms. Jennifer Swinson

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Richmond

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia