Neighborhood and Community Development Seed Grant

2021 Grant Applications Due by May 31, 2021

Program Provides Assistance with Neighborhood and Community Initiatives

The City of Worthington Community Relations Commission (CRC) invites residents and groups to apply for a Neighborhood and Community Development Seed Grant. The Commission distributes seed funding through the Neighborhood and Community Development Seed Grant Program for project ideas that will help build a stronger sense of community and align with its mission.  Resources are available for individuals, neighborhood and community associations who propose a project that builds community and/or improves community relations.  Project ideas themed around youth, aging, and social justice are of particular interest. The goal is to provide resources for projects with lasting impact.

2021 Information & Criteria


  • The Grant Selection Committee will consider project requests which meet as many of the following criteria as possible:
    • Fostering or enhancing community
    • Creating opportunities to volunteer and work together
    • Bolstering partnerships within the community
    • Demonstrating sustainability of the project beyond the initial launch
  • Applicants should be representatives of an existing (or forming) neighborhood association, community organization, individuals or groups who are building programs to benefit the Worthington community or individual neighborhoods. Informal citizen groups may also be eligible if their grant proposal falls within any of the purposes above. Informal groups should provide information on how they are organized and plans for sustainability of the project (when appropriate).
  • Impact a neighborhood, geographical area, specific population, or the community as a whole.  
  • Projects involving physical improvements should be on public property (improvements to private property are ineligible).
  • Grant applicants must be residents of the City of Worthington or Worthington School District. 
For questions or more information, email or call Lori Trego at (614) 854-7171.