Small Good Neighbor Grants

Flexible funding to meet needs in rural communities

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Listening to rural communities and learning alongside you informs the Foundation’s work. We want to be a good neighbor by investing in programs and projects that are important to your community.

Grant Amounts

Up to $25,000 for all grant types

These grants can be flexible to meet your rural community’s energy and needs, including unforeseen emergencies that interrupt programming or services. Many types of organizations and projects are needed to help rural communities thrive.

Community buy-in is the most important component of a successful Small Good Neighbor application. We look for a clear plan for success, partnerships and a strong indication of need.

Some ways your application can demonstrate community support may include:

  • Various community partners are at the table with you
  • You have letters of support
  • You secure other funding sources
  • Other creative ideas that resonate with your community or organization

While no match is required, the Foundation will not fund 100% of the program or project’s budget. We also look for a clear plan in place for the program or project’s sustainability.

Examples of recently funded projects include:

  • Community parks and playgrounds
  • Child care and early learning programs
  • Unexpected building repair

Typical requests will take 8-12 weeks to be processed.

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