The Columbus Foundation: The Neighborhood Partnership Grants (NPG)

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 30, 2021 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Franklin County, Ohio

Location of residency: Franklin County, Ohio

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About this funder:



The Neighborhood Partnership Grant (NPG) Program offers competitive grants that aim to improve the quality of neighborhood life in Franklin County. Grants are available for neighborhood-driven collaborative projects located in Franklin County. The program accepts requests up to $10,000.

Project Types

Proposed projects for grants will need to focus on resident driven community building programs or projects. Below are examples of the types of projects that qualify for Neighborhood Partnership Grants. This list should be used as a guide.

Proposed projects are not limited to these examples:

  • Neighborhood beautification
  • Youth services
  • Anti-graffiti
  • Festivals and neighborhood activities
  • Leadership development
  • Neighborhood safety programs
  • Public events
  • Neighborhood art projects
  • Clean and safe programs
  • Senior citizen support
  • Gateway signage
  • Neighborhood gardens

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must partner with a 501(c)(3) registered agency that will act as the fiscal agent during the grant period.
  • Projects should be designed and implemented by multi-person resident groups.
  • Two (2) proposals are permitted per applying group.
    • Applicants must demonstrate capacity to execute both projects in the event that both proposals are awarded funding.
    • Both applications will need to be submitted at the same time.
  • The maximum amount of each grant is $10,000 annually.
  • Prior-year grant recipients may apply for continued funding for a multi-year project, but this is not guaranteed.
  • Applicants seeking continued funding for a project must re-apply each year and are required to demonstrate positive measurable outcomes and meet stated objectives detailed in prior-year funding agreements.
  • Neighborhood Partnership Grant funds can constitute no more than 75% of the total project budget.
    • Proposals mustdetail the source(s) of the remaining 25%, whether in-kind donations/services or monetary resource