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2016 Neighborhoods Rising Fund Grant Recipients Announced

The NRF is a funding collaborative that provides grants up to $3,000 for high impact community projects and neighborhood revitalization initiatives that help build stronger and more effective neighborhood organizations in low- to moderate-income areas throughout the Greater Kansas City region. The NRF is managed by the Community Capital Fund (CCF) and Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

The NRF is the only source of funds for many neighborhood associations (and organizations working with neighborhoods) to carry out community projects and capacity building initiatives.
 
Improving the livability of neighborhoods (especially in the urban core) is essential for the vitality of the entire city. The projects funded by the NRF represent the many ways that neighborhoods are working to improve their own communities and quality of life.

Congratulations to the 2016 Neighborhoods Rising Fund grant recipients!

1. Blue Valley Neighborhood Association - Bringing Our Blue Valley Back Together

2. Central Avenue Betterment Association - Walk Central Avenue

3. Chaumiere Neighborhood Association  - Chaumiere Community Carnival and Clothing drive

4. Douglass/Sumner Neighborhood Association - Operation Facelift and Neighborhood Block Party

5. Downtown Shareholders - DashKCK 5K / Walk Collaboration with Library in the Park

6. East Meyer Cluster Organization  - Leaf Bags for Economically Challenged Residents

7. Forty Sixers - Safety First Cleanup

8. Foxtown West Neighborhood Association - Fox Town Cleanups

9. Grandview Park Presbyterian Church - Stregthening Our Social Fabric: Community Engagement and Enrichment

10. Heartland Conservation Alliance - Transforming Vacant Lots

11. Historic Manheim Park Neighborhood Association - Lights on for Safety

12. Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association - Nothing Common about Historic Westheight

13. Indian Mound Neighborhood Association - 5415 Garden Project

14. KC Mothers in Charge - Canvassing for Clean, Crime-free Neighborhoods

15. Longfellow Community Association - Vacant Lot Visioning Project

16. McCoy Park Neighbors (formerly Belmont-Topping Block Club) - Summer of Service 2016

17. Nazarene Theological Seminary - Refresh KC - A Home Painting Program to Engage the Community

18. Northland Neighborhoods - Neighborhood Crime Watch for Wood Hills and Holiday Hills Neighborhoods

19. Oak Park Neighborhood Association - Oak Park Membership Drive

20. Palestine Neighborhood Development Corporation (PNDC) - Circles of Hope Training and Community Workshop

21. Prescott Neighborhood Group - Stregthening Our Social Fabric: Community Engagement and Enrichment

22. Quindaro Homes Neighborhood Watch, Inc. - Soccer Field Improvements

23. Rosedale Development Association - Gateway to Rosedale

24. Santa Fe Area Council - Santa Fe Codes Abatement Program

25. Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association - Scarritt Renaissance Community Improvement 2016

26. Squier Park Neighborhood Association - Squier Park Beautification

27. Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Association - Spruce Up the Hill

28. Sunset Dixon Neighborhood Association - Spring and Fall Neighborhood Cleanup

29. Swope Parkway - Elmwood Neighborhood Assoc. - SPENA Revitalizing the Community

30. Town Fork Creek Neighborhood Association - Park Celebration and Membership Drive

31. Turtle Hill Community Association - Turtle Hill Community Garden and Groves

32. Vineyard Neighborhood Association - Vineyard Cleanup Squad

33. Washington Wheatley Neighborhood Association - Green Team Project

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