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Neighborhood Planning Grant

Grants to Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
Nonprofits for Early-Stage Neighborhood Revitalization Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wells Fargo Regional Foundation

Conf. Date:

05/15/19

Deadline Date:

08/30/19

Description:

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Grants starting at $25,000 to Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware nonprofit organizations to support the initial stages of neighborhood revitalization projects. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for children and families living in eligible low-income communities by concentrating resources on comprehensive, neighborhood-based economic and community development initiatives.

This grant supports groups that are in the process of creating a comprehensive revitalization plan for a low-income neighborhood (see Additional Eligibility Information below for a list of eligible counties). These grants support direct expenses that are essential to the planning process such as:
- Planning consultants and staff
- Outreach and neighborhood organizing functions
- Community meetings and advisory group development

The grant evaluation process consists of:
- Surveying residents about the quality of life
- Quarterly reporting on agreed milestones and deliverables
- Cataloging neighborhood assets and investments.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181479

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds are disbursed based on performance over a 12-to-24-month period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Prior to applying, you’ll be asked a few short questions to determine your organization’s eligibility. Please note: potential grantees must have a current 501(c)(3) status and a minimum of three years of audited financial statements.

Eligible counties include:

- New Jersey: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.

- Delaware: Kent, New Castle, and Sussex.

- Pennsylvania: Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The annual Introduction to Neighborhood Planning Workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Registration details to follow.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Neighborhood Planning Workshop: May 15, 2019
- Proposal due: August 30, 2019
- Grant recipients notified: January 31, 2020

Preview application questions here:
http://www.cybergrants.com/wellsfargoregionalfoundation/planning_preview.html

View a sample neighborhood plan:
https://www.pec-cares.org/community-development.html

Contact Information:

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

Eligibility and online application: http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=3447&x_quiz_id=765&x_order_by=1

For questions, please contact wellsfargoregionalfdn@wellsfargo.com.

Grant Coverage Areas:

https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/community-giving/regional-foundation/counties-we-serve/

New Jersey: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren
Delaware: Kent, New Castle, and Sussex
Pennsylvania: Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Luzerne, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware;   New Jersey;   Pennsylvania