One Northside is a community-driven initiative to improve the quality of life in all 18 neighborhoods of the Northside. Since early 2014, hundreds of Northside residents 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.
In partnership with the Buhl Foundation, in 2017 The Sprout Fund is offering catalytic support to advance the One Northside vision with Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grant Deadlines and How to Apply
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 due by 5pm on June 9, July 7, and August 4. Decisions are typically announced by the end of each month.
Click here to download the application materials to prepare your proposal in advance of submitting the online form.
Prospective Applicant Information Sessions
Learn about upcoming funding opportunities for you and your neighbors at a One Northside Funding Infosession!
Hosted at community centers and public locations on the Northside, these sessions will provide information about Neighbor-to-Neighbor $1,000 grants . A short presentation will be followed by time for questions and meeting other Northsiders. Printed application materials and online resources will be available for all.
- Thursday, May 18 @ 5:30pm: Artist Image Resource (AIR) (518 Foreland St. 15212) Register to attend
- Friday, May 26 @ 8:30am: Chateau Cafe and Cakery (1501 Preble Ave. Chateau 15233) Register to attend
- Friday, June 2 @ 8:30am: Pear & the Pickle (1800 Rialto St. Troy Hill 15212) Register to attend
- Friday, June 16 @ 12:00 noon: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Woods Run (1201 Woods Run Ave. 15212) Register to attend
- Thursday, July 6 @ 5:30pm: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Allegheny (1230 Federal St. 15212) Register to attend
- Friday, June 9 (deadline day #1) 12:30pm – 5:00pm: Arnold’s Tea House (502 E Ohio St. 15212) Application drop off and last minute consultations.
- Friday, July 7 (deadline day #2) 12:30pm – 5:00pm: Arnold’s Tea House (502 E Ohio St. 15212) Application drop off and last minute consultations.
- Friday, August 4 (deadline day #3) 12:30pm – 5:00pm: Arnold’s Tea House (502 E Ohio St. 15212) Application drop off and last minute consultations.
Sprout staff will be available for informal meet-ups in community locations as requested. Check the schedule at www.sproutfund.org/one-northside-program/apply and follow @sproutfund on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
If you’re interested in hosting your own information session in your neighborhood, please contact Diana Avart of The Sprout Fund at 412-863-2907 to request a packet of application materials you can distribute to neighbors along with a presentation of other important program information to share.
Crowdfunding with ioby.org
Sprout is partnering with ioby.org 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 ioby.org/northside>>