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Neighborhood Connection Grants

Neighborhood Connection Grants

Neighborhood Services invites residents of Boulder to apply for funding for projects that align with the following goals:

  • Increase opportunities for neighbors to meet and get to know each other
  • Provide community-building resources to under-resourced neighborhoods
  • Enhance community resilience through personal connections

Neighborhood Connection Grants are designed to increase opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other in fun, relaxing and positive ways, creating pathways for communication, collaboration and resilience.


Neighborhood Services is excited to announce the new SHOW/SHARE/CREATE grant. This opportunity is designed to facilitate “creative happenings” for Boulder neighborhoods. Led by Merlyn Holmes and Mmmwhah! (Music, Movement, Mindfulness – whoa! and – Art), the goal of a creative happening is to bring neighbors together to share their own art-making practices and to cultivate further creative explorations and development with each other in a welcoming and participatory atmosphere. Ms. Holmes will meet with the project coordinators to develop the event that might work best for your neighborhood.

If approved, grant funds will be distributed to Mmmwhah! as a restricted fund for your neighborhood event. Funds will not be provided directly to the neighborhood or project coordinators.

For more details about the types of create happenings that have taken place, visit the Mmmwhah! website or check out the article on page 9 in the latest community newsletter. 

Dates to note: 

  • Grant application deadline is Oct. 12 
  • SHOW-SHARE-CREATE committee will review applications from Oct. 12 to Nov. 11
  • Applicants will be notified of status by Nov. 12.
  • Eligible project dates: Dec. 1, 2018, through Nov. 30, 2019

If you have a great idea for this new grant opportunity, take a moment to fill out the grant application:

Apply here!


2018 Neighborhood Connection grants have a greater focus on accessibility – making sure resources can reach more parts of the city. Previous grants have been distributed as reimbursements after the project is completed. In 2018, most grants will be a direct disbursement, ensuring that most of the necessary resources are in hand before the project begins.

We’ve also created a greater variety of opportunities with dedicated funds. This will help streamline the process for some opportunities, while creating what we hope is a helpful structure for others. We are also offering training sessions to support the application process.

There are a number of Neighborhood Connection Grants. Take a moment to review the available grant funding categories. pdf 


Attend one training session below to learn more about the Neighborhood Connection Grant programs and walk through the applications. Required for Enhancement Grant applicants.

  • Stay tuned for future dates for upcoming Neighborhood Connection Grant trainings. 

Are you ready? Click here to apply for a Neighborhood Connection Grant today!


We have answers. Take a moment to review some of the most frequently asked questions, and don't hesitate to reach out to us if you're not finding what you need: [email protected].

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