AMP the Good Neighborhood Grants
A strong neighborhood is a connected neighborhood.
AMP the Good grants were created to amplify the great ideas already happening or existent in our community. These grants support initiatives and projects that build connections and relationships, while amplifying the health, safety and economy of our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
These grants of between $500 and $1,000 will support collaborative, neighborhood-based projects that support the safety and livability of the community while honoring neighborhood culture, traditions and values in alignment with Amplify Gr’s Mission and one or more of our focus areas
Mission: In partnership with residents, businesses, and community organization, AGR seeks to widen pathways so that all residents have a greater opportunity to participate in and benefit from community growth.
Focus Areas: Jobs & Entrepreneurship, Housing, Education and Community Well-being
Residents, neighbors, informal resident groups (e.g. block clubs), neighborhood associations, and nonprofit organizations with an annual budget of $100,000 or less. A Fiduciary is required for groups that do not have 501 (c)(3) status (the $100,000 annual budget does not apply to the Fiduciary). See the application packet for more information.
Yes! Our goal is to intentionally support the great work already taking place in the neighborhoods we serve. Eligible neighborhoods include Boston Square, Oakdale, Cottage Grove, Madison Square and Garfield Park. While existing programs can apply for a grant, funds received cannot be used to cover previous expenses. Funds must be used for efforts that amplify your event and take it up a notch from the previous year. Your expenses must be associated with this current application.
To create, plan, organize and implement a proposal for community enhancement projects. Examples of eligible projects include tree planting, resume training, block parties, after-school tutoring. Examples of ineligible projects include staff salary/wage expenses, events that charge admission, political / lobbying efforts and the purchase or distribution of alcohol.
Funding decisions will be made within 30 days of submission. Applicants will be notified, in writing, about approved or denied funding decisions. Funds for approved grants will likely be delivered in 30 days or less.