Funding Opportunities

Community Networking Grants

Promise Partners’ Community Networking Grants Program supports neighborhoods, groups of residents, and organizations in community-driven projects that enhance and strengthen neighborhoods.  It is anticipated that in each round of small  grants, five organizations may receive grants up to $1,000. 

Goals of the Community Networking Grant Program

-To support community-driven projects that enhance and strengthen neighborhoods in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.
-To create neighborhoods and communities that are safe and supportive.
-To connect residents and expand relationships that support one another.
-To help build lasting relationships between adults, youth, and children.
-To support resident leaders, including youth, within neighborhoods.

Guidelines

-The Community Networking Initiative awards grants up to $1,000 to neighborhood-based groups (formal and informal), grass-roots community groups, community based organizations, and ad hoc groups that address the goals mentioned above.

-Grants funds are made on a reimbursement process. Promise Partners reimburses for work performed and costs incurred by the approved grantee up to the total amount specified in the grant.

-Neighborhood Associations, Homeowners Associations, and other groups that have a 501(c)(3) status are not required to name a different fiscal sponsor; those grantees that do not have a 501(c)(3) status are required name a fiscal sponsor.

-Grants are limited to projects in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. This includes the city of Council Bluffs.

-Projects can include one-time events such as cultural fairs or block parties, as well as longer term projects such as ongoing family resource nights or support groups.

To Apply

The application period is now closed.  We anticipate applications for 2018 grants will be available in August of 2017.  Inquiries and questions may be directed to Jessica Rayment at 712-256-9920 or JRayment@promisepartners.org.