Grassroots Grant Funding Available Through NBN and United Way of Forsyth County

by staff

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods is working with neighbors across our city to strengthen their voices and leverage resources to create better neighborhoods for residents.

NBN is looking for communities with a special project they’ve been waiting to see become a reality this spring or summer. If you are ready to organize residents around what really matters in your neighborhood, you may be eligible for Small Grant funding available through Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN) in partnership with the Winston-Salem Foundation and United Way of Forsyth County.


NBN will be hosting their monthly Monday Night Interest Meeting for residents and groups interested in applying for a grassroots grant ranging from $100- $5,000. In addition to the existing NBN Small Grants Program (up to $5,000 and available community-wide), United Way of Forsyth County is providing additional support with a Place Matters Small Grant for resident-led, asset-based initiatives and projects in 13 pilot neighborhoods (up to $10,000 in Place Matters priority neighborhoods) in eastern Winston-Salem. These grants are for any neighborhood-led group or agency interested in making a change in their community using the gifts, skills, talents and drive of the residents. It’s time to make resident-led development a reality—all it takes is an idea, a grant application, and you!

Please note that in order to be eligible to apply for an NBN or United Way grassroots grant you must attend a Monday Night Interest Meeting held on the 1st Monday of every month. The next such meeting will be held on Monday, June 6th, 2016 Whole Man Ministries 3916 Old Lexington Road W-S NC 27107 from 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m. There will also be a representative from United Way present to discuss NBN’s new Place Matters Small Grant opportunity.



To learn more about the Grassroots Grant program or NBN, click HERE