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D4 Community Fund


Application Open


The D4 Community Fund provides District 4 block clubs, neighborhood groups and other community based resident-led organizations with micro-grants to support projects that enhance and strengthen the quality of life in the district. The primary objectives of these grants are to:

  • Support resident-led organizations in the district that take ownership in improving their communities;

  • Foster relationships by encouraging diverse community partnerships to work toward common goals;

  • Build capacity within the district through training and leadership development; and

  • Support activities that improve the quality of life for residents, and visitors.

Awards will range from $250-$1,500 per project.

Fund Award Levels

The D4 Community Fund will provide neighborhood groups and organizations with resources for community-driven projects that enhance and strengthen their own neighborhoods. All projects are initiated, planned and implemented by community members in partnership with the District Council Office and other community organizations. All awards are required to be matched by volunteered labor, donated materials, donated professional services, or cash.

Community building is core to project success: the process of bringing people together and building relationships is as important as project results.

Funding Priorities & Structure

Funding priorities fall within three categories: Neighborhood Transformation, Educational Achievement and Family Economic Mobility. Examples of projects for each category include but are not limited to:

  • Neighborhood Transformation: community & school gardens, community clean-ups and beautification, neighborhood safety, and community engagement events.

  • Educational Achievement: mentoring, community training, after-school programs, adult education, trades & technology classes, and life-skills training.

  • Family Economic Mobility: savings and budgets groups, youth entrepreneurship, youth summer jobs, cooperative businesses, estate planning, and wealth building training. 

The D4 Community Fund is managed by a 5-member panel consisting of residents and representatives of organizations located within District 4. Funding will only be awarded to groups based in District 4.

Supporters of the D4 Fund