Regional Foundation Now Accepting Letters of Intent for Neighborhood Planning Grants


Philadelphia, PA – The Regional Foundation today announced an open window for eligible organizations to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) for its Neighborhood Planning grant opportunity.  Eligible organizations are invited to submit an LOI through the Foundation’s website by 11:59 p.m. on June 22, 2023.   

Neighborhood Planning Grants are designed to support neighborhood plans that address root causes of inequality and any number of community development priorities including affordable housing, workforce development, human services, commercial corridor initiatives, environmental justice, transportation, and education, among others.

“We recognize that smaller, more targeted plans can be a catalyst for long-term neighborhood health and resiliency,’ stated Regional Foundation Executive Director, Kevin Dow.  “No matter the size or scope,  planning efforts – from pre-planning to evaluation – should have a strong emphasis on building community leadership by deeply engaging and involving residents in processes and decision-making.”

The Regional Foundation supports organizations in their capacity to define “neighborhood” as they see fit, regardless of population density: rural, suburban, small town, small city and large city neighborhoods are eligible to apply.

The Foundation will review LOI submissions into early July and eligible organizations whose projects fit with the priorities of the Regional Foundation will be invited to submit a full application beginning July 10, 2023.  Those not invited for a full application will also be notified of their status. Full proposals will be due on August 18, 2023, and awards will be made in mid-October 2023.

Requests may be made between $50,000 and $125,000 for a period of 12-18 months. Grants typically culminate in the delivery of a written plan, detailing the process by which the plan was developed with the community, and outlining strategies for future plan implementation with partners.

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