Lift up your block: Collective Impact Lincoln mini-grants

Do you have an idea to make a Collective Impact Lincoln focus neighborhood an even more welcoming place to live? Our mini-grants can make it a reality.


Do you live or work in one of Collective Impact Lincoln’s six focus neighborhoods? Do you have a great idea to make your block or neighborhood an even more welcoming place to live? Doing so just got easier: Collective Impact Lincoln mini-grants can make your project a reality.

Collective Impact Lincoln mini-grants support tangible, meaningful change in neighborhoods through resident-led projects. Residents and organizations can apply for up to $500 to jump-start their neighborhood endeavors. Projects can be small in scope – a Little Free Library, for example – or larger, partnership-oriented projects. The main requirement is that the project brings benefit and value to your neighborhood and community.

The grants are available for projects in the Collective Impact Lincoln focus neighborhoods – Belmont, Clinton, Everett, Hartley, Near South and University Place. There is no deadline to apply.

“Collective Impact Lincoln mini-grants are a great way for residents and organizations in our core neighborhoods to get involved and continue to show why our neighborhoods are such special places to live and work,” said Nancy Petitto of Civic Nebraska, Collective Impact Lincoln’s project manager.

More information about the mini-grants, as well as ideas for neighborhood projects, will be shared at Collective Impact Lincoln’s free Feb. 23 Community Builder Workshop. Those interested can apply for grants in three ways:

Collective Impact Lincoln, launched in 2017, creates lasting and meaningful resident-led investment and positive change in six of Lincoln’s core neighborhoods. Through canvassing, community events, and our Community Builder Workshops, neighbors are examining their communities’ natural strengths and are taking up new ways to improve.

Collective Impact Lincoln is a partnership between Civic NebraskaNebraska Appleseed and the South of Downtown Community Development Organization

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Rachelle Hadley

I plan to attend the workshop on 2/23, but will have to leave early because I have the GPTN Annual meeting that day at 84th & O Streets.


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