Application Process

Grant Awards – $500 to $5,000

  • There is one grantmaking cycle per year.
  • Organizations may receive one grant per 12-month funding cycle.
  • A maximum of 30 projects will be funded each year.

Grantseeker Orientation

At least one representative, ideally the primary or secondary contact person of the group/organization seeking funding consideration, is required to attend a Grantseeker Orientation session prior to application submission. The orientation supports potential grantees in the application process and provides an opportunity to connect with Foundation staff and peer groups. Grantseekers must attend annually to maintain eligibility.

Technical Assistance

Grantseekers are strongly encouraged to meet with staff and Resident Council members for an in-depth technical review of their Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants application prior to submission. Upwards of 75% of grantseekers who participate in Technical Assistance opportunities receive funding. Multiple dates at convenient locations are shared at the Grantseeker Orientations.


2019 – 2020 Grantseeker Information coming this Fall!

Resident Council Review

The Resident Council, consisting of area residents, represents the diverse cultures and ideas expressed in the community. The Resident Council reviews grant applications based on program established criteria and goals as well as supporting documentation, including quotes, estimates and letters of support.

Grantseekers should be responsive to invitations for a conversation/interview as well as a request for additional information.

Award Decisions

Grantseekers will be notified of award decisions within one month of the application deadline.