Neighbor-to-Neighbor $1,000 grants are back!
Last year, in support of One Northside, Sprout helped fund 48 small-scale community projects in all 18 neighborhoods of the Northside. And we’re ready to support 50 more this spring and summer!
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000 provide funding for small-scale One Northside projects with broad citizen support. Projects may be one-time events, ongoing initiatives, or urgent innovations, and will be led by previous Neighbor-to-Neighbor project leaders, newcomers to the program, and creative collaborations among previously-supported project team members.
Applicants must live or work on the Northside to qualify.
Learn more at sproutfund.org/n2n
RSVP for an Info Session
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5/2 – Carnegie Library of Pittsburg, Allegheny: RSVP →
East Allegheny/Spring Hill
5/9 –Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center: RSVP →
5/16 – Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild: RSVP →
5/23 – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Woods Run: RSVP →
One Northside Initiative
The Northside is a community of unparalleled assets. 18 neighborhoods strong, the Northside is built on a history of hard work and a rich array of personal and shared experiences. Building on the Northside’s strengths, a large-scale effort has been launched to create a shared agenda for progress that spans all Northside communities, one that creates an improved quality of life for ALL Northside residents, and ensures the revitalization of the Northside as a preferred destination.
With a long-term commitment from the Buhl Foundation as the catalyst for this collaborative work, the One Northside initiative is actively building partnerships with existing resource providers and community organizations from within the Northside and around the region to match assets and services directly to community needs.
Learn More About the One Northside Initiative
Sprout’s Support for One Northside
In partnership with The Buhl Foundation, The Sprout Fund provides catalytic support and resources to Northside community leaders for small-scale, neighborhood-level projects. In 2015, Sprout support for One Northside included Neighbor-to-Neighbor grants of up to $1,000 for very small-scale community projects, Community Grants of up to $10,000 for Northside neighborhood organizations, and Action Team Grants for strategic, collaborative approaches to addresses the One Northside focus areas of Place, Employment, and Education.
Learn More about Sprout’s support for One Northside
The Block Party
Sunday, May 1 from 4-7 PM
Free and Open to the Public!
Next Sunday, Spring Hill hosts the first of five Northside events: The Block Party.
Come to the Rockledge St. lot between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm and check out the mobile stage featuring hip hop dance group The Get Down Gang and other local bands. The Franktuary and Cool Beans food trucks will be serving up eats, and there are plenty of other activities planned.
- Neighborhood stories collected onsite by The Saturday Light Brigade
- Hands-on activities with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Little House Big Art
- Screen Printing with AIR and local artist David Poole
- Activities with Mattress Factory – Museum of Contemporary Art
- Historic photos courtesy of Allegheny City Historic Gallery
Bring your neighbors and your friends. These events are a project of One Northside, sponsored by The Buhl Foundation, Flyspace Productions, The Sprout Fund, and the various participating organizations.
For more info about future events, check out www.BlockPartyPGH.com.
Last year, GTECH worked with One Northside to complete a comprehensive survey of cultural, environmental, transit and entertainment assets in the Northside. A group of student researchers walked down every street in the Northside, interviewed over 300 residents, attended dozens of community meetings, and ultimately collected information about 1800 assets. A map of those assets can be found at http://www.northsideaim.org.
Now, the Buhl Foundation has asked GTECH to start the initial planning phases for a trail that would connect all 18 Northside neighborhoods and feature some of those 1800 assets. Such a project would focus on One Northside’s Quality of Place goals, including creating safe connections between neighborhoods, beautification and placemaking, enhancement of existing assets and the promotion of the Northside as a hub for arts and culture. That said, the purpose of the trail would be to both improve pedestrian and bike infrastructure for those living in the Northside, connect the neighborhoods to each other, and to make the Northside an inviting place for visitors. Funding for the actual design and implementation of the project would come from the Buhl Foundation, federal grants and other sources yet to be determined. We are currently attending community meetings to inform neighborhoods about the project, and to see who is interested in being more involved in the planning process.
971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, February 9th at 7:30 pm
Watch the video: Seeding change on Pittsburgh’s Northside, Neighbor-to-Neighbor
In support of One Northside in 2015, The Sprout Fund catalyzed 48 community-based Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects led by Northside neighborhood residents.
With activities ranging from repairing city steps, planting trees, and starting community gardens to beekeeping lessons, parenting workshops, and job readiness coaching, each project added to the critical mass of positive change emerging on the Northside.
Thank you for being part of the shared vision for Pittsburgh’s Northside.
The Sprout Fund offers catalytic grants and other forms of support in partnership with the Buhl Foundation and in support of One Northside.
Learn more at sproutfund.org/northside
As many of you are aware, the One Northside initiative invited GTECH to coordinate a summer internship experience for Landscape Architecture students from three universities this summer, specifically to look at the resources that make Northside neighborhoods unique. The Asset Inventory and Mapping (AIM) project catalogued and then plotted out the destinations, resources, services and other local items of interest based on surveys of residents.
The final Community Asset Map was unveiled last week at the People, Places, Spaces event held at City of Asylum but if you missed the in-person reveal, you can also check out the interactive map online!
Community Asset Map – One Northside AIM
One Northside Community Knowledge Session
Wednesday, July 15th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, Pittsburgh , PA