Neighborhood Connections mission is to “ignite the power of everyday people to create, together, an extraordinary world right where they live.” They do this through training(s) and small grant funding. Grants range from $500 to $5,000 per project. Since 2003, they have funded about 2,300 projects to the tune of more than $7.5 million.
Their work begins with residents, but they also know that they need to work closely with institutional players to share power and make lasting change in our communities. To that end, they work with Towards Employment and University Hospitals on a neighborhood jobs pipeline Step Up to UH. And, they are also part of the Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative, which is focused on lowering the rate of infant mortality and abating the hazards of lead paint in Greater University Circle.