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
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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
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
Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant deadline is Friday, April 10th
The Sprout Fund is offering Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000 to support new projects, events, and activities that engage Northside residents in the civic life of their community.
Submit your application for $1,000 to support community projects on Pittsburgh’s Northside
It’s not too late to start putting your application together, and if you’re not sure where to start, or your application needs a little polish, attend an info session with Sprout staff to learn more or get feedback.
Tuesday, March 24
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Manchester Citizens Corporation
1319 Allegheny Ave, 15233
Meet the Project Leaders behind the first 10 Neighbor-to-Neighbor grants and get tips on how to apply before the April deadline.
Friday, March 27
10:30am – 12:30pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
1230 Federal St, 15212
Draft review session. Share your application with Sprout staff to receive guidance and feedback prior to the deadline.
Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, April 10th
And if you’re curious about what kinds of projects are already underway, check out the first round of Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant projects.
Apply for a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grant
So I have this idea….actually I have a lot of them, all of which came from talking to other folks about ideas they are excited about for the neighborhood. Thanks to everyone who responded to my last President’s message as well (although now I’m slightly intimidated that people are actually reading these.)
Here’s a few things folks were interested in:
- Parking (but I think I’m going to have to start with something easier, like world peace, but I promise we’ll get back to that.)
- Helping new folks feel welcome, and making it easy for them to get involved with the neighborhood.
- Projects to make the neighborhood even more gorgeous, like spiffing up the alleys and helping everyone maintaining their tree wells.
As you can tell from the breadth of our membership meeting agendas, folks have already hard at work on some of these projects. Just one example, some of our neighbors on Tuesday will be presenting a proposal for hanging flower baskets on Western that they’re hoping for neighborhood support for, so please come and express your opinion (in a friendly, good humored way, of course.)
Another idea we will be discussing, is an application for some funding to purchase mulch and potentially even flowers and fencing and having an “Allegheny West Tree Well Day” as one of monthly clean up events sponsored by the Friends of Allegheny. From my perspective there’s an incredible wealth of gardening knowledge in our neighborhood that I’d like to take advantage of. I’d be more than happy to wheel a barrow full of mulch up the street for a neighbor, especially one who is new in town and hasn’t had a chance to figure out where to even get mulch. And, of course, there will be a potluck. As a bonus, I swear I will stop showing up to social events with paperwork for people to fill out after I file for the grant.
Some of those same gardeners have suggested that the April clean up would be the ideal month, and we’ll hear about the results of the grant application in late February so we’ll have lots of time to plan a blow out of a clean up. By the way, these Buhl Fundation funds are open to anyone on the Northside, so if you have another idea you think could benefit from $1000 I’m happy to help you out with the application (but you have to take the petitions to the mixer.)
Hope to see everyone at the Membership meeting next Tuesday, with more ideas they’d like help making happen.
P.S. Carol R., I have ordered the tiara, you have to come to the meeting now.
How would you use $1,000 to benefit your Northside neighborhood?
The Sprout Fund is offering Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants to support new projects, events, and activities that engage Northside residents in the civic life of their community.
Grants of up to $1,000 are available to provide immediate support.
Applications will be accepted on the first Friday of each month beginning Friday, February 6th!
Questions? Call Sprout at 412-863-2907!
Learn more and apply at sproutfund.org/northside
Attend an Upcoming Info Session
Friday, January 16
9:00am – 10:00am
1509 Termon Ave (Brighton Heights)
Tuesday, January 20
11:00am – 1:00pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
1815 Metropolitan St (Chateau)
Thursday, January 22
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse
1055 Spring Garden Ave (Spring Garden)
RSVP by sending your name and neighborhood to email@example.com
Additional Info Sessions will be added. Check sproutfund.org/northside for updates!