OUR GRANTS

 

CITYWIDE GRANTS

I Am Trenton Community Foundation was founded to put resources where they matter most — on the ground. What makes Trenton even better every day is the tireless commitment of people who care — people who teach their neighbors about flooding, throw festivals, help trauma victims heal, plant trees, clean their neighborhoods, teach kids robotics, install bike pumps and mini-libraries, lead yoga workshops, record oral histories, make films, and still find time to have fun with their friends. Our citywide grants support this sort of work, and provide a way for someone with a great idea to test it out.

DEADLINE

This grant round is closed.

 

OLD TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

This grant program will support economic development projects in the Old Trenton neighborhood. It is being set up by Isles, Inc., a nonprofit that has worked to improve Old Trenton for over 30 years, with funds from the New Jersey Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program (NRTC).

Economic development for this grant round is defined as projects undertaken by businesses, groups, non-profits or individuals which will help invigorate the economic environment within the Old Trenton Neighborhood and support the overall goals of the Creek to Canal Creative District plan:

  • Embrace economic development and the arts-based community as catalysts of positive change and restored vitality within the Old Trenton Neighborhood

  • Meaningfully integrate arts and culture into the revitalization of Downtown Trenton

  • Strengthen connections and partnerships between Trenton’s many arts and culture institutions, practicing artists, creative businesses, and arts advocates/appreciators

  • Celebrate and elevate the local arts scene and creative energy pulsing in our city

DEADLINE

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2019 at 12pm (noon) Eastern Standard Time.

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EAST TRENTON COMMUNITY GRANTS (ETC)

A lot of real community change is done by small, grassroots organizations, community activists, and ordinary residents. In 2016 the East Trenton Collaborative launched the East Trenton Community Grants Program in partnership with I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Isles, Inc., to support the great work they are doing on the ground. This grant program is intended to support work in, and benefit the residents of, the East Trenton neighborhood

DEADLINE

This grant round is closed.

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TRENTON HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATIVE GRANTS (THDC)

Smaller, grassroots organizations, as well as community activists and non-incorporated groups, were a driving force in developing the Revitalization Plan for the Trenton Historic Development Collaborative (THDC) neighborhood (see map). Many of these groups do important work, but do not, at present, qualify for funding through traditional sources. To support their work in the THDC planning area, and to build grantees’ capacity in the process, the Collaborative set up the THDC Small Grants Program in partnership with I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Isles, Inc. in the fall of 2014.

To date, the program has given out over $50,000 in grant funding to over 20 grassroots groups working in the THDC neighborhood.

DEADLINE

This grant round is closed.

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