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Neighborhood Small Grants Network

Cleveland Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $20,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Cleveland, OH, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Neighborhood Small Grants Network of the Cleveland Foundation is a group of community foundations that provide small grants to organizations serving low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Multiyear funding will support objectives including hosting six topical conference calls each year; planning and facilitating a biennial conference in 2006; expanding the information data base on grassroots grantmaking; developing special training modules on grassroots grantmaking for funders who are new to the work; creating a strategic plan; and conducting an evaluation of Mott’s neighborhood small grants program. Additional funding will enable the network’s executive director to increase her workload to nearly full-time status. Recent accomplishments included establishing membership criteria and categories; expanding the topical conference call series; developing peer clinics that offer technical assistance; enhancing the Web site and publishing electronic newsletters; and hosting a one-day conference on evaluating neighborhood capacity-building.