This grant accepts applications year-round.

Bringing Neighbors Together

Bringing Neighbors Together is a program of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa that provides grants to support neighborhoods in Black Hawk County. CFNEIA believes that bringing neighbors together is the key to creating a stronger community. As more neighbors get to know each other, all the residents of the neighborhood benefit.

To help strengthen neighborhoods, CFNEIA awards grants ranging from $500 up to $2,000 to support creative and impactful neighborhood-centric, event-based programs in Black Hawk County.

The goals of the Bringing Neighbors Together grants:

  • Encourage community-building within neighborhoods
  • Make more resources available to neighborhoods
  • Empower residents to be involved in solving neighborhood and community issues
  • Help establish or strengthen neighborhood associations
  • Reduce crime through activities that build neighborhood unity

Any neighborhood in Black Hawk County is eligible to apply for a Bringing Neighbors Together grant. Multiple neighborhoods can collaborate and apply together. The applicant for a grant must be a nonprofit organization or government entity working with the neighborhood. If the neighborhood does not have a nonprofit to partner with, the neighborhood can contact CFNEIA to explore options.

Applications for this grant are on an ongoing basis

How to Apply
  1. Fully review the Bringing Neighbors Together Grant Guidelines and Application.
  2. Grant Guidelines and Application

  3. Submit all required documents as specified in the application.
For Support

If you have questions about the online grant application, please email Tom Wickersham, or call 319.243.1356