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Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods


The Neighbors Helping Neighborhoods grant program is a collaboration between Greater Newark LISC and the Victoria Foundation, designed to strengthen community, enhance neighborhoods, increase social networks and support neighborhood leaders in the Fairmount Heights and Clinton Hill neighborhoods. Grant awards are up to $1,000 to be used within 6-12 months. Grants will be selected by a committee of resident leaders and community stakeholders.

Our goals include:

  • Supporting the development of grassroots projects that address pressing neighborhood issues
  • Encouraging and increase strong relationships among residents, grassroots groups and others working to improve the community
  • Providing resources that support leadership development for youth and adults
  • Increasing resident engagement to improve the quality of life in the community

Grant Requirements

  1. Residents must lead the projects, but can partner with other stakeholders and organizations. 
  2. Resident applicants must reside in either Fairmount or Clinton Hill neighborhoods. 
  3. Applicants do not have to be a 501C3 nonprofit organization but will be matched to one of our preapproved fiscal agents to receive the grant funding. 
  4. Projects should be completed within 6-12 months of grant award notification.


  • Community Beautification: Lot clean up, community gardens, murals, etc
  • Economic Development: community tool bank, youth entrepreneurship, etc
  • Health & Safety: Sports, nutrition education, Block Clubs, neighborhood watch, etc
  • Youth Leadership & Mentoring: Rites of Passage, mentoring, arts and cultural activities


Upper Clinton Hill Projects 

Youth Leadership & Mentoring 

  • Book Adventures with Mr. Steve 
  • Boot Camp to Success Mentoring Program 
  • Fatherhood Initiative  

Health & Safety 

  • Keep It Clean 
  • Community Baby Shower  

Fairmount Heights Projects 

Community Beautification 

  • BAND Kiddy Garden 
  • Green Bunches Community Garden 
  • For Fairmount, By Fairmount: Community Quilt 

Youth Leadership & Mentoring 

  • Lights On! Music Room
  • beYOUtiful Black & Brown Girls


Drop us a line!

Greater Newark LISC

17 Academy St, Newark, New Jersey 07102