The NRF application period is open Jan 1, 2018 - Mar 1, 2018.
The Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF) is a funding collaborative that annually provides grants up to $3,000 for community projects and neighborhood revitalization initiatives that help build stronger and more effective neighborhood organizations in low to moderate income areas throughout the Greater Kansas City region. The NRF is managed by the Community Capital Fund and Greater Kansas City LISC.
Upcoming Information Sessions: Interested in learning more about the NRF? Attend any of the following information sessions to hear about the application and review process and past awarded projects.
Jan 4, 2018: Rosedale Development Association, 1403 Southwest Blvd, KCK
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Jan 5, 2018: Livable Neighborhoods, 4953 State Ave, KCK
8:30 - 9:30 am
Jan 16, 2018: Mohart Multipurpose Building, 3200 Wayne, KCMO
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Feb 6, 2018: MARC, 600 Broadway Blvd, Heartland Conference Rm, KCMO
Application Review - Sign up is required
3:00 – 6:00 pm
The NRF has impacted Kansas City neighborhoods in positive, measurable ways. To read more about our impact, view the past year's Funders Reports:
2018 NRF Guidelines + Application
- Download a fillable PDF version of the application. (Remember to save and open the file from your hard drive - your work will not be saved when the file is opened in your browser!)
- Download a Word version of the application
- Additional requirements for applications requesting surveillance camera funding
- Download the Information Session Presentation
Initiatives funded through the NRF should demonstrate:
- a direct service or benefit to the community identified in the proposal. (501c3 organizations who are not neighborhood organizations must exhibit a strong, working relationship with the neighborhood association serving the proposed project location)
- is inclusive to all members of a neighborhood
- an inclusive process was used to identify community need for the project
- supports long-range plans for neighborhood improvement
- can be completed by December 15, 2018. Proposed projects may be a component of a larger project, but the proposed project must be a distinct and separate piece that can be completed by December 15, 2018
- financial feasibility
- leverages funding through strong partnerships, additional donations or grants, and in-kind community resources (volunteers, supplies, etc.);
The following types of projects will not be funded:
- Public infrastructure improvements including sidewalk and curb improvements
- Start-up funds for the operation of neighborhood centers (this is diﬀerent than startup funds for the development of a neighborhood center)
- Continued operating expenses including rent and utilities
- Projects that include salaries or stipends that total more than 10% of the awarded funds
- Projects that utilize NRF funds to pay salaries for functions that have traditionally been performed by neighborhood volunteers.