Dolores Park Earth Day Celebration 2012, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Dolores Park Works’ photostream

Neighborhood Allies believes that no one knows a community as well as the people who live in them. Their Love My Neighbor! Grant Program (led by the Grassroots Grantmaking Committee) gives residents in seven target communities the chance to create a project that will both improve their neighborhood and engage their fellow neighbors. The grants range in size from $500 to $2,500 and Love My Neighbor! provides the necessary resources and technical assistance directly to residents.


Webster Avenue, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from macwagen’s photostream

The program’s target communities are the Hill District, Hilltop (Allentown, Beltzhoover, and Knoxville), Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington, Millvale, and Wilkinsburg. You can find out more about the program here and residents can apply online or download the form and hand-write the application. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, July 15th.

Additionally, Grantseeker Workshops that provide help to residents interested in applying for a grant, are available in all seven communities (but anyone can attend any of the workshops):

  • Homewood
    June 22nd, 5:30-7:30 pm
    CLP-Homewood (7101 Hamilton Avenue)
  • Larimer
    June 27th, 4-6 pm
    ECCO Center (200 Larimer Avenue)
  • Hilltop
    June 28th, 5-7 pm
    Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council (407 Gearing Avenue)
  • Wilkinsburg
    June 29th, 4-6 pm
    Covenant Fellowship (1300 Swissvale Avenue)
  • Lincoln-Lemington
    June 30th, 5-7 pm
    1621 Lincoln Avenue
  • Hill District
    July 5th, 4-6 pm
    CLP-Hill District (2177 Centre Avenue)
  • Millvale
    July 11th, 4-6 pm
    Christ Lutheran Church (917 Evergreen Avenue)

Love My Neighbor! Grant Program from Talia Piazza on Vimeo.