Mini Grants: Look What Your Neighbors Are Doing!
We love it when a plan comes together! Take a moment to read what your neighbors are doing – below is a progress report on the IN the Neighborhood Conference Mini Grants that were awarded last fall.
The grant program, funded by the Peter Keiwit Foundation and First National Bank, was designed to provide funding for projects that impact neighborhood engagement and/or enhance community involvement via launching beautification efforts, bringing together residents, educating youth, creating positive environmental impacts, promoting neighborhood safety, increasing neighborhood volunteerism and more.
Group: Omaha Permaculture
Project: They installed five 12′ picnic tables on vacant lots, symbolizing the goal of bringing neighborhoods together.
Group: Highland South/Indian Hills Neighborhood Association (pictured above)
Project: They gave away $10 gift cards to youth for participating in a National Night Out park clean up.
Group: Hartman Avenue Neighborhood Association
Project: Funds were used to purchase food and lawn games for National Night Out.
Group: Gifford Park Neighborhood Association
Project: Funds were used to create multilingual yard signs that welcome people to the neighborhood.
Group: Neighborhood Action and Fact Association (pictured below)
Project: They purchased plants and gardening supplies for the neighborhood garden at 24th and Manderson.
We hope you’re inspired – talk with your neighbors and think about what you could do in your corner of the city!
ONE Omaha program director