City of Holland Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program (Michigan)

The City of Holland is seeking applications for its Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program.

Donor Name: City of Holland

State: Michigan

City: Holland

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing

Size of the Grant: $1,500


The purpose of the City of Holland Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program is to encourage and support neighborhood initiatives that accomplish one or more of the following:

  • Foster neighborhood pride and sense of belonging
  • Improve the quality of life for residents Neighbors working together
  • Increase neighborhood capacity, opportunity, and leadership
  • Develop stronger relationships among neighbors and neighborhood groups
  • Build capacity for long-term change by neighbors working together

Funding Information

Applicants may request amounts up to $1,500.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible grantees include non-profit organizations such as neighborhood-based community groups and faith-based groups located or operating within the City of Holland. Groups of neighbors who wish to apply must find a host organization willing to sponsor the project and act as the project fiduciary.

Applicants must demonstrate that their group:

  • Is composed of multiple people who live and/or work in the neighborhood.
  • Gathered the wider neighborhood’s support for the project. To encourage greater community engagement, preference will be given to groups which demonstrate in their application that they have gone above the minimum engagement requirements.
  • Has a project budget outlining how they propose to fund the entire project and have addressed any applicable project lifecycle issues of ongoing maintenance and cost.
  • Agrees to report back upon completion of the project, including an accounting of all revenues, expenses and proof of purchases.

Project Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that the  project:

  • Will occur within Holland city limits and be geographically defined within a neighborhood. Acceptable locations may include:
    • City of Holland land, right of ways, parks, trails, greenways, boulevards, parking areas, alleys, etc.
    • Private land that is accessible to the general public and not owned by a business (e.g. parking lots, green space around faith/cultural buildings, not-for-profit organizations, etc.)
  • The project contributes to neighborhood identity.
  • The project encourages diverse neighborhood involvement and participation of residents, community members and volunteers in the project planning and process. Preference will be given to projects that provide more opportunities for residents based on their age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, generation, language, region and socioeconomic status.

Projects occurring on non-city land will be considered only if they have received advanced permission from the landowner and meet all other established criteria.

Priority will be given to applications showing a substantial level of either/both other cash donations or contributions of volunteer labor or other forms of in-kind support.

Capital projects are eligible for this grant.

For more information, visit Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program.