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Neighborhood Allies is a community development intermediary which seeks to best serve low/moderate income people in transitional and distressed communities that have been left behind by following best practices to support and create sustainable neighborhoods. They invest in neighborhood innovation and leadership, partner with allies, and connect residents to valued and vetted resources.

Neighborhood Allies has announced their Spring 2015 Catalytic Funding Round that will “support innovative, collaborative and inspiring ideas that make our neighborhoods healthier, safer and stronger.” This funding round has two priorities:

  • Neighborhood-based projects which seed community development ideas in the following neighborhoods: Hilltop, Hill District, Homewood, Larimer, Millvale, and Wilkinsburg.
  • System-based comprehensive community development strategies and partnerships from organizations that will improve neighborhoods and enable residents to enjoy a better quality of life.

The first step for interested applicants is to submit an idea paper by Friday, February 20th to with “Catalytic Idea” in the subject line. The paper should outline the following:

1. What is your idea, project, or program?
2. What is the change/impact you want to see as a result of your idea?
3. What’s the approximate financial scope of the idea?
4. Who are the partners who will help make your idea a reality?

You can find out the next steps in the application process at their website here and view the funding guidelines here.


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