East Trenton Collaborative Small Grants Program

About the ETC Small Grants Program

Smaller, grassroots organizations, community activists, non-incorporated groups, and ordinary residents were a driving force in developing the East Trenton Collaborative Revitalization Plan. To support their work and to build their capacity in the process, the East Trenton Collaborative has set up the ETC Small Grants Program in partnership with I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Isles, Inc. This grant program is intended to support work in, and benefit the residents of, the East Trenton planning area (see map).

Applications for the Fall 2016 round are closed. We anticipate another round in early 2017. Please email grants@iamtrenton.org to get on our mailing list for updates.

The East Trenton Planning Area

160503 ETN BASIC

Priority Issues

Projects must support one of the following priority issues identified by East Trenton residents as critical to the revitalization of their neighborhood:

  • YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: Includes recreation, computer literacy, civic engagement, college prep, after school programs, non-violent conflict resolution, youth entrepreneurship, etc.
  • EDUCATION: Includes basic life skills, financial literacy, parenting skills, neighborhood and cultural history, etc.
  • SAFETY: Includes interventions that address crime, drugs, poor lighting, safety in specific locations, safety in recreational areas, neighborhood clean-up and beautification, etc.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE: Includes murals, landscaping or tree planting, installation of decorative features or other aesthetic improvements.
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: (All business/entrepreneurship must be in this category): Includes job training, access to employment, local goods and services, entrepreneurship, etc.

Application materials

The Fall 2016 round is closed. These materials are provided for reference only. Please note that there may be changes in the Spring 2017 round, so be sure to check back for the latest materials.

2016 ETC Application Packet English
2016 ETC Guidelines Spanish
2016 ETC Application Form
East Trenton Plan Summary


The deadline for the Fall 2016 round has passed.

Mandatory workshop

All new applicants must attend an orientation workshop to apply. Workshops for the Spring 2017 round will be scheduled soon.

To apply

Applicants must attend an orientation workshop, then complete and submit the application materials. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.


If you have any questions, please email grants@iamtrenton.org or call (515) 674-2127.

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