WFRF: Neighborhood Planning Grants
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation
Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $100,000
Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Delaware, New Jersey, Counties in Pennsylvania: Adams County, Berks County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Centre County, Chester County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Juniata County, Lackawanna County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Mifflin County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Perry County, Philadelphia County, Pike County, Potter County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Tioga County, Union County, Wayne County, Wyoming County, York County Expand all
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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children and families living in low-income communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware by concentrating resources on comprehensive, neighborhood-based economic and community development initiatives.
WFRF: Neighborhood Planning Grant
Apply for a Neighborhood Planning Grant if you’re in the process of creating a comprehensive revitalization plan for a neighborhood. These grants support direct expenses that are essential to the planning process such as:
- Planning consultants and staff .
- Outreach and neighborhood organizing functions .
- Community meetings and advisory group development .
- Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.
Grants are approved once each year through a competitive selection process. Grant funds are disbursed based on performance over a 12-to-24 month period.
All planning grantees participate in robust evaluation processes designed to guide the plan development, enhance collaboration, and create a baseline for measuring the effectiveness of the plan's implementation.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Potential grantees must have a current 501(c)(3) status and a minimum of 3 years of audited financial statements.
- The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation only supports projects within the listed Counties:
- New Jersey
- Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
- Kent, New Castle, and Sussex.
- Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York.
- The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation only supports the development of plans within low-mod income communities.
- The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation only funds planning processes that are resident-driven.
- The proposed project should reflect the needs and priorities outlined in the neighborhood plan. The neighborhood plan must address, at a minimum, all four of the goal categories below:
- Children and Families
- Economic Development
- Affordable Housing and Housing Counseling
- Neighborhood Building
- The neighborhood plan must also include, at a minimum, the neighborhood plan components listed below:
- Neighborhood description
- Map of area
- Baseline data describing neighborhood conditions (i.e. Census data)
- Concept/vision of the future of the neighborhood
- Description and prioritization of strategies to revitalize the neighborhood
- Description of the activities to be followed to achieve revitalization and, if available, responsible parties to carry out such activities
- Estimated financial requirements to carry out the activities
- Timetable for implementing the plan
- Description of any official plans governing the neighborhood (i.e. City Master Plan)
- The proposed project must incorporate all of the Foundation's Guiding Principles. Specifically, it must be:
- The foundation does not support or consider grant requests for:
- General operating costs
- Strategic or business plans for the organization
- "Bricks and mortar" project
- Political causes
- Candidates/organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation
- National and international organizations
- Capital campaigns
- Debt reduction
- Special events
- In addition, the Foundation generally does not support pre-college-level private schools, colleges or universities, veteran or fraternal organizations, religious programs or activities, arts/cultural organizations, hospitals or medical centers, or health- and disease-related organizations.
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