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

Deadline for applications is July 9th at 11:59pm.

 

OLD TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS + COMMUNITY GRANTS

This grant program supports grassroots revitalization and creative projects in the Old Trenton neighborhood. It was set up in partnership with Isles, Inc., a nonprofit that has worked to improve Old Trenton for over 30 years. Funds for this program come from the New Jersey Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program, which supports resident-led revitalization plans.

The Arts & Community Grants program builds on the priorities of the original Old Trenton neighborhood plan (2007), as well as the 2016 Creek to Canal (C2C) Creative District plan, which includes the Old Trenton neighborhood (available at www.creektocanalcreative.org). These two plans aim to make Old Trenton a safe, active, and vibrant community, with a particular focus on reclaiming underused buildings and spaces, and supporting the arts as an agent of social change.

DEADLINE

This grant round is closed.

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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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