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General Purposes

Neighborhood Funders Group

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

In an effort to encourage grantmakers to explore issues and strategies, develop new partnerships and expand sources of support for neighborhood development, the Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) was created in 1980. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of organized philanthropy to understand and support community-based efforts to improve low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities.Multiyear funding will enable NFG to build the neighborhood and community-based capacities of the entire grantmaking community to better respond to social and economic issues; educate members about the importance of public policy regarding urban and rural communities; increase resources to community-based organizations in low-income communities; and strengthen its internal organizational capacity.During the past three years, NFG has expanded all of its working groups — Workforce Development, Labor and Community and Rural — in membership and program activities; increased annual conference attendance; and developed effective workshops and sessions for other grantmaking events such as the Council of Foundations.