One Northside is a community-driven initiative to improve the quality of life on Pittsburgh’s Northside.
Since early 2014, hundreds of Northside residents have engaged with local leaders and stakeholders to create a shared agenda for community revitalization. In partnership with The Buhl Foundation, The Sprout Fund provides catalytic support and resources to Northside community leaders for small-scale neighborhood-level projects.
In 2016 Sprout will make community innovation resources available to Northside community leaders for small-scale neighborhood-level projects through Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000 and One Northside Grants of up to $5,000. Applicants must live or work on the Northside and funded project activities must take place in the 18 neighborhoods of the Northside.
Learn more at an upcoming info session
Thinking about applying for a grant? Sprout is hosting information sessions at the following Northside neighborhood locations:
- No current infosessions: Check back periodically for updates
Questions? Give us a call at 412-863-2907 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sprout support for One Northside in 2015
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants provide up to $1,000 of funding for very small-scale community projects with broad citizen support. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate their local support through neighborhood resident petitions, letters from community groups, and small financial or in-kind pledges. Projects may be one-time events, ongoing initiatives, or urgent innovations that engage citizens and contribute to the One Northside vision.
In 2015, 48 small-scale community projects were supported on Pittsburgh’s Northside through Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants.
One Northside Community Grants provide up to $10,000 of support for Northside neighborhood organizations to develop and implement projects that respond to local opportunities and advance the quality of place, education, or employment. For this grant pool, each community’s major stakeholder organizations build consensus to design one engaging project that will advance the One Northside vision in 2015-16. Community Grant applications are not currently being accepted.
Action Team Grants
One Northside Action Team Grants are strategic, collaborative approaches to addressing the One Northside focus areas of Place, Employment, and Education. Action Team Grant applications are accepted by invitation only.
Background & Context
Since early 2014, hundreds of residents of the 18 neighborhoods on Pittsburgh’s Northside have engaged with local leaders and stakeholders in community-wide conversations to create a shared agenda for the revitalization of this vital component of the greater Pittsburgh region.
Facilitated by Jackson/Clark Partners and supported by the Buhl Foundation, this process has been able to leverage existing community assets and the inherent hard work and dedication of the people of the Northside to create a meaningful community-driven engagement initiative and to articulate one compelling vision for the future of these communities.
The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh’s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout provides critical financial support for projects and programs in the early stages of development—when just a small amount of investment has the potential to yield big results in the community.