One Northside

One Northside is a community-driven initiative to improve the quality of life on Pittsburgh’s Northside.

Since early 2014, hundreds of Northside residents have engaged with local leaders and stakeholders to create a shared agenda for community revitalization. In partnership with The Buhl Foundation, The Sprout Fund provides catalytic support and resources to Northside community leaders for small-scale neighborhood-level projects. As a key partner with One Northside over the past 3 years, Sprout has supported 180 projects and invested more than $500,000 in the resilient people and unique places of Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhoods.

Read about the newest Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects here >>

How to Apply                    Info Sessions                    Crowd Funding          Background


Apply for a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grant

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000 will continue momentum at the individual resident level by providing funding for very small-scale community projects with broad community support. First-time applicants, as well as previous grantees and new collaborative groups, will demonstrate their local support through neighborhood petitions, letters from community groups, and small financial or in-kind pledges. Projects may be one-time events, ongoing initiatives, or urgent innovations, and will be led by previous Neighbor-to-Neighbor grantees, newcomers to the program, and creative collaborations among previously-supported project team members.

Applications for 2017 Neighbor-to-Neighbor grants are no longer being accepted. We met our goal of supporting 45 projects this year! Please check back again in early 2018.

Learn more at an upcoming info session

Thinking about applying for a grant? Sprout is hosting information sessions at the following Northside neighborhood locations:

  • Application workshops are closed for the season. 

Questions? Give us a call at 412-863-2907 or send an email to

Crowdfunding with

Sprout is partnering with to offer training and one-on-one support for eligible Northside community projects that would like to run a crowdfunding campaign in addition to applying for grant support. Crowdfunding on ioby allows project leaders to raise funds, cultivate a local donor base, find volunteers, and build visibility for their project, all with one-on-one support and training from ioby staff.

Learn more and get started on your campaign at>>

Background & Context

Since early 2014, hundreds of residents of the 18 neighborhoods on Pittsburgh’s Northside have engaged with local leaders and stakeholders in community-wide conversations to create a shared agenda for the revitalization of this vital component of the greater Pittsburgh region.

Facilitated by Jackson/Clark Partners and supported by the Buhl Foundation, this process has been able to leverage existing community assets and the inherent hard work and dedication of the people of the Northside to create a meaningful community-driven engagement initiative and to articulate one compelling vision for the future of these communities.

Read the consensus plan to learn more about the results>>

About Sprout

The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh’s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout provides critical financial support for projects and programs in the early stages of development—when just a small amount of investment has the potential to yield big results in the community.