NEIGHBORHOOD OPPORTUNITY GRANT
The Neighborhood Opportunity Grant Application Period is Now Open
2017 Applications Due Friday, May 19 by 5:00 pm.
The Community Capital Fund is committed to building neighborhood capacity in historically under-invested and under-resourced communities in Kansas City, Missouri. The purpose of the Neighborhood Opportunity Grant is to provide mid-range grant funding to organizations that support and promote neighborhood capacity building initiatives that engage and empower neighborhood residents in building productive, healthy, and connected communities. To date, CCF has awarded over $400,000 to 35 community-based organizations through our Neighborhood Opportunity Grant Program.
New this year, Neighborhood Opportunity Grants will be awarded annually in the spring. Any organization with 501c3 designation (or fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 organization) based in and/or serving a specific neighborhood/region in the CCF service area can request $5,000 - $20,000 in grant funding. Grant recipients will be required to finance a portion of their grant award through a crowdfunding campaign, submit a final report at the completion of the project, and take part in a post-project interview. This combination of grant funding, crowdfunding, and post-project follow-up speaks to the CCF’s larger objective–to give grant recipients the support and opportunity to develop their own financial, social, and technical capital both in person and online. CCF is proud to partner with ioby to deliver crowdfunding capabilities and training to our grant recipients.
The NOG funds 1) initiatives, projects, and programs that build neighborhood capacity; 2) neighborhood-led projects that fully engage residents; 3) projects that have demonstrated support of the entire neighborhood; 4) projects that focus on building neighborhood capacity rather than individual capacity; and 5) projects that have a clear plan and partners.
Applicants must be a 501c3 or fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 and located in and/or serving a neighborhood or area in the distressed census tracts of Kansas City, Missouri. The map below shows the eligible census tracts in purple.
How do I apply?
Organizations interested in applying for a Neighborhood Opportunity Grant are strongly encouraged to:
Download and read the 2017 NOG Guidelines and Application (*Download the file before entering text. Do not enter text from your browser.)
Attend a grant information session on April 11, 12:00-1:00 pm or April 19 5:30-6:30 pm. Both sessions will be held at the Mohart Multipurpose Center, 3200 Wayne, Kansas City, MO 64109.
Review the NOG Information Session PowerPoint
Refer to CCF's 2017 Grant Application Scoring Sheet (coming soon)
Review the grant recipient final report template
Submit your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017
Interested applicants are welcome to contact CCF staff with specific questions about their application at email@example.com or 816-502-9584.