Along with our friends at Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, we are pleased to announce the 2022 Neighborhood Grants Program application is now open! Neighborhood groups and organizations in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties may apply for up to $2,500 per project for neighbor-led and -benefiting initiatives.
CFNIL and HomeStart are hosting two virtual workshops to provide information and answer questions about Neighborhood Grants. Tune in to either workshop via these Zoom links:
CFNIL has operated a neighborhood grants program since 1995, distributing more than $770,000 to build better neighborhoods in Rockford and beyond. This is the sixth year the two organizations are collaborating in order to expand the opportunity to the four-county region. The Neighborhood Grants Program funds neighborhood projects, including but not limited to beautification, crime prevention, surveys, clean ups, newsletters, organizing, reforestation and resident-focused education. The maximum award from the Neighborhood Grants Program is $2,500. HomeStart has helped to administer the funds since 2016 and will continue to support all groups in their projects moving forward.
TTo read about the 2021 recipients, click here.