Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods

Sponsored by the Victoria Foundation and Citizens Bank, the Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods Grant Program was created by LISC Greater Newark to support resident-led ideas and collaborative project solutions that can ensure our communities thrive. Since its 2018 debut, LISC has awarded nearly 50 Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods projects totaling over $200,000 for projects created by residents, for residents.

In 2023, LISC Greater Newark is proud to continue its collaboration with The Community Foundation of New Jersey to manage the Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods Grant Program.

Grant Opportunity Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods

Revised in 2022!

Grant Amount $2,000-20,000 per project
Who Can Apply? ●      Individual grassroots activist leaders

●      Grassroots community groups (Does not have 501(c)(3) status)

Neighborhood Criteria Submissions from the following Newark neighborhoods will receive priority consideration.

●      Clinton Hill (South Ward)

●      Fairmount Heights (West Ward)

●      Lincoln Park (Central Ward)

●      Lower Broadway (North Ward)

Applications for project or program ideas located outside of our Newark-based Thriving Neighborhoods Initiative communities above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.



Please submit your application through the online form linked below. If you require assistance in submitting your application online or would like a Word document of the application, please contact our LISC office during our office hours, using the contact numbers listed under SUBMISSION GUIDANCE.


Grant recipients and unselected applicants will be notified by email 2 weeks after the grant deadline of Friday, June 30, 2023. Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods grantees must execute and email a binding Award Partnership Agreement and completed vendor forms to LISC no later than 14 business days after the award letter. Noncompliance with these terms and conditions may result in disqualification or delayed funding.


Information provided through the application process is the responsibility of each applicant. Applications submitted to the portal remain confidential to the general public and any fellow applicants. Applicants will not hold LISC or either of their respective affiliates, and/or their affiliates’ respective members, partners, officers, employees, and agents liable for any losses, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind relating to the use or the adequacy, accuracy, or completeness of any information loaded in the form. For further information please see LISC’s privacy policy. Data entered on this secure form utilizes JotForm.


If awarded, please be advised that the project team’s application information, name, statements, and other information provided during the award process may be used for promotional purposes in all forms and media and the business/applicant may be contacted by LISC and/or the program sponsors for such purposes. Applicant grants to LISC and the program sponsors a perpetual license to use such information without additional compensation (except where prohibited by law), and without any right to review and/or approve such content. Until notified, applicants must agree not to share any status as a finalist publicly, including but not limited to all social media platforms, news media, or local publications.


LISC may monitor and conduct evaluation activity funded by the LISC Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods Grant Program. This might involve a review of quantitative or qualitative data needed to understand the impact of the fund.


LISC cannot accept changes to your application once it has been submitted, so please review it carefully. Your work may not be saved if you leave the web page before submitting the application. You may also lose your work if your internet is disconnected, or as a result of other potential web browser issues.

You will see a confirmation page after successful completion of this application.

The Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods Grant Program is managed by Amaris Mitchell and Milan Sledge Click here to learn more!

All interested applicants may reach out for technical assistance and application inquiries during the weekly drop-in Office Hours during June 2023.

  • Please call ‪(646) 543-5704 on Wednesdays or Thursdays 4-6 PM
  • Please call (973) 908 8282 on Tuesdays or Thursdays 4-6PM