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Podcasts featuring Neighborhood Connections

Listen to these podcasts featuring the work of Neighborhood Connections. Lee Kay, a consultant with Neighborhood Connections, talks about Working with Resident-Led Grantmaking Committees. Blaine Griffin, a flagship member of the Grantmaking Committee, talks about What Makes a Good Grassroots Grantmaking Committee Member. Sarah Gyorki, a flagship member of the Grantmaking Committee, talks about Cultivating a Grassroots Grantmaking Committee. Joe Konen, a former member of the Grantmaking Committee, talks about Thoughtful Grantmaking at Grassroots.
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Application Timeline

Attend a Grantseeker Orientation Session Before completing your grant application, please attend a grantseeker orientation session. We host these meetings in the month before each grant deadline to assist grantseekers in preparing their applications and to answer questions. Each session will cover how to apply and what to expect after submitting an application. Check back here for dates and locations. One-on-One Assistance If you need additional help after attending an.
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Training Opportunities

Listed below are training opportunities. Please contact the individual training provider for additional information. The Foundation Center – Cleveland offers free introductory classes on proposal writing, grant seeking, fundraising planning and more. They also offer more indepth, fee-based classes on fundraising and have a reference library to research potential funders. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP), a program of the Mandel Foundation, is an innovative program for emerging and.
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Looking for a place to hold your gathering?

Looking for a location to hold your meetings, events, or program activities? Schools as Neighborhood Resources (SNR) offers a safe place to play, learn and have fun. Located at six Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, people of all ages can participate in activities like aerobics, arts and crafts, basketball, basic computers, swimming, music, line dancing, weightlifting, and much, much more! All of these activities are free! SNR sites will.
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Other Funding Opportunities

Listed below are other potential funding sources for grassroots groups. The Foundation Center has a library full of resources to help you find more funders, and free training classes on fundraising, proposal writing, and nonprofit management. Call them at 216-861-1933 ext. 325, visit their website at www.foundationcenter.org/cleveland, or stop by: 1422 Euclid Avenue (Hanna Building), Suite 1600, Cleveland, OH 44115. Cleveland Climate Action Fund provides funding for.
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Find a Sample Application Here

Want to see how a Neighborhood Connections grant application is done? Click on the link to view a sample grant proposal: Demo Application   .
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most frequently asked about the grant program: Can an individual receive money from the Neighborhood Connections program? Individuals are not eligible. Will grant dollars be distributed evenly among Cleveland neighborhoods and East Cleveland? When possible, we attempt to provide an equitable share of funding to each neighborhood. However, all grant applications will be reviewed on their merits and some neighborhoods receive a larger share.
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Final Report

Awarded a Neighborhood Connections grant? Successfully completed your project?  Once you have completed your project, please complete a Final Report. Final Report Grantees have one month from the time the project is finished to complete and provide the Final Report  to Neighborhood Connections. If you have questions or would like assistance completing the report, please contact Neighborhood Connections at 216-361-0042 or e-mail us at info@neighborhoodgrants.org.  .
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Spring 2014 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 100 resident-led projects totaling $341,000 in Spring 2014.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click here for a list of the groups that received funding..
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Fall 2013 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 90 groups totaling $270,000 in November 2013.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, co-funded 35 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a unique partnership with Neighborhood Connections. For a complete list of funded projects, click here..
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Spring 2013 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded 90 groups totaling $270,000 in November 2013. For a complete list of funded projects, click here..
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Fall 2012 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded a variety of resident-led projects in Fall 2012. For a complete list of funded projects, click here.    .
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Fall 2011 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded 89 groups totaling $318,000 in November 2011. For a complete list of funded projects, click here.    .
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Spring 2011 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded a variety of resident-led projects in Spring 2011. Click here for a complete list of funded projects.    .
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Fall 2010 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded 93 groups totaling $325,000 in November 2010. For a complete list of funded projects, click here. .
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