Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods Grassroots Grants Program
The purpose of the Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN) Grassroots Program is to strengthen neighborhoods in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County by supporting a wide range of community-based initiatives. NBN believes that long-term change in communities only happens when residents actively participate in creating solutions. For that reason, NBN seeks to support neighborhood groups, and encourage resident-led problem solving, by providing financial assistance for ideas that promote growth and development in communities.
United Way of Forsyth County is investing in the work that NBN is doing by housing a new Place Matters Grant under their existing Grassroots Grants Program. The Place Matters Grassroots Grant will provide additional support for transitional seed ideas to more sustainable, larger-scale initiatives and projects in *13 pilot neighborhoods.
Our Grassroots Grants Program awards range from $100-$5000 (Community-wide) and $100-$10,000 (Place Matters).
*Dreamland, Bowen Park, Ladeara Crest, Lakeside, Eastgate Village, Spalding Drive, Castle Heights, Cardinal Acres, Wildwood Park, Prospect Park, Ebony Hills, Monticello Park, Northwood Estate
Some examples of funded projects:
In addition to grassroots
grants NBN provides technical assistance, training, and leadership development
to support groups who have been awarded funds to become better connected with
one another and other resources in the community.
If you are a resident-led community group located in a neighborhood that is considered low to moderate income and..
Applications are encouraged from grassroots neighborhood groups and small grassroots non-profits that have been recognized by the IRS as a 501© 3 non-profit organization.
In order to be eligible for a grassroots grant, applicants must attend a NBN Monday Night Interest meeting (click to see listed locations), scheduled for the 1st Monday of every month* from 6 pm - 7 pm. Grant requests of $750 or less (microgrants) are able to apply online (link below). Grants above $750 (Grassroots Grants: Community-wide & Place Matters) will receive the extended print application at the end of the interest meeting. The session will explain the grant application, requirements, and answer any additional questions you may have about eligibility and how to fill out an application.
Applications are due on the 15th of each month by 5 pm.
* Due to the holiday, July’s Monday Night Interest will be held on the 2nd Monday of the month
July 11th – Augsburg Community Center (NBN Offices)
502 N Broad St
If you would like to schedule and Intake meeting to discuss your project plans or would like more information, please contact:
Robert E Leak III, Grassroots Grants Coordinator (Community-wide)
Phone: (336) 602-2519 ext 13
Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN)
502 N. Broad Street, W-S, NC 27101
Ucha E. David, Community-Based Initiative Assistant (Place Matters)
Phone: (336) 721-9345
United Way of Forsyth County | Suite 1700
301 N. Main Street, W-S, NC 27101
If applying for a microgrant of $750 or less click here