The Columbus Foundation: The Neighborhood Partnership Grants (NPG)

The Columbus Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2019 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Franklin County, Ohio

Location of residency: Franklin County, Ohio

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The Neighborhood Partnership Grants (NPG) program is a collaborative sponsorship of The Columbus Foundation, United Way of Central Ohio, the City of Columbus, and PNC. The program is designed to support neighborhood organizations and improvements in low- and moderate-income areas of Franklin County. Projects must be resident driven and supported, neighborhood specific, and are not required to be large or sophisticated for grant consideration. Projects support capacity building at the neighborhood level, engage numerous stakeholder groups and showcase local talent.

Proposed projects should focus on one of the following areas:

  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education and Public Awareness
  • Crime Prevention and Safety
  • Home Improvement and Homeowner Education

Examples of projects that have received grants through the program are neighborhood clean ups, litter and graffiti abatement, neighborhood newsletters, community gardens, neighborhood gateway signage, youth leadership initiatives, civic engagement programs, health education and awareness, neighborhood documentaries, community festivals, home safety tools and educational resources, historic preservation projects, senior support activities and much more.

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


  • Applicants are required to provide their IRS Letter of Designation to confirm 501(c)(3) status.
    • If an organization is using a fiscal sponsor, a signed authorization letter from the senior leadership of the sponsoring organization, along with that organization’s IRS Letter of Designation, is required with the application.
  • Two proposals are permitted per applying group.
    • Applicants must demonstrate capacity to execute both projects in the event that both proposals are awarded funding.
  • Proposed project activities should not exceed one year.
  • Prior-year grant recipients may apply for continued funding for a multi-year project, but funding in subsequent years is not guaranteed.
    • Applicants seeking continued funding must reapply 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 percent of the total project budget.
    • Proposals must detail the source(s) of the remaining 25 percent, whether in-kind donations, services, or monetary resources.