Neighbor to Neighbor
About the Program
Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a small grants program that was launched in 2019 to provide funding for community-based groups and organizations within nine specific neighborhoods in Ward 8 of Washington, DC. The program’s design, implementation, and decision-making is driven by DC residents who either live or work in communities in Ward 8.
Organizations and groups must address the following funding priorities and eligibility criteria (described below) in order to be considered for funding.
For the 2019 round of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, the Grantmaking Team will support organizations and groups that:
Develop and Build Self- Efficacy of Youth and Adults
Unearth and maximize the innate skills of students
Advocate for and teach Black history in schools
Offer conflict-resolution training and resources for youth
Empower youth and adults to develop positive narratives about themselves and their community
Empower Communities to be Self-Sustaining
Work to build relationships across generations
Address mental health challenges, such as PTSD and trauma
Offer self-help services and programs for parents and caretakers
Promote and address school safety
Outdoor and Community Discovery for Student and Youth
Build students’ confidences and get them excited about school
Give students engaging and relevant experiential opportunities to explore their talents
Offer opportunity for students and youth to explore nature outside of their communities
The Neighbor-to-Neighbor program will support the following:
Small, local nonprofit organizations and groups that are located in and/or serve in the following Ward 8 communities: Anacostia, Buena Vista, Fort Stanton, Garfield Heights, Hillsdale, Knox Hill, Stanton Oaks, The Vistas, and Woodland.
Emerging groups (operating at least 12 months – volunteer experience can be used to meet the 12-month requirement)
Established organizations that need extra support
Organizations and groups without 501c3 status may apply but must obtain a fiscal sponsor in the event a grant is awarded.
The Neighbor-to-Neighbor program will not support the following:
Groups that are not meeting a need within the community
Groups that have been in existence for less than 12 months
MAY 31, 2019
Award notifications will be made in late June.
Grant Info Sessions
Monday, April 29, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
2375 Elvans Road
Washington, DC 20020