Calling All Nonprofits and School Groups!

**2021 FY Neighborhood Purpose Grant Application**

Mid City West Community Council is proud to announce the 2021 Neighborhood Purpose Grant cycle. 501(c)3 nonprofits and public schools are encouraged to submit applications for projects that provide community benefit. Applicants may apply for awards of up to $5,000. Selected projects may range from seed funding to start a community garden, local beautification activities, or neighborhood resource fairs within Mid City West boundaries (for a map of MCW click here).

Deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, February 12th. Selected grantee(s) will be notified in March and invited to attend the MCWCC General Board Meeting on March 9th at 6:30pm via Zoom.

Completed applications must include the following:

  • NPG Application, completed and signed
  • Project Budget, submitted on a separate sheet if more room is needed
  • MCW Application Addendum
  • Nonprofit applicants must submit organization’s IRS Letter of Determination
  • Public school applicants must also submit a letter on school letterhead signed by the Principal

All NPG grant application materials including scoring rubric and instructions can be found here. Completed applications should be emailed to MCW Nonprofit Representative Lauren Nichols at by Friday, February 12th.

Have questions or need additional information, please contact us.

About the Neighborhood Purpose Grant Ad Hoc Committee

This committee administers the selection and awarding of Neighborhood Purposes Grant (NPG) available through an application process to certified 501(c)(3) non-religious organizations or public schools for community improvement projects with a demonstrable public benefit. Funded annually by the City of Los Angeles through the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, these one-time grants are intended to build community through the implementation process and enhance the neighborhood once completed. Projects in areas such as the arts, beautification, education, and community support or improvements are eligible for funding under the NPG.

2021 NPG Ad-hoc Committee Members

Cindy Bitterman (
Amy Goldenberg (
Lauren Nichols (

Past NPG Award Recipients

2020 NPG Recipients:

  • Carthay Environmental STEM Magnet School
  • Greenway Arts Alliance

Neighborhood Purpose Grant Application Documents

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