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Building Stronger Neighborhoods

The Building Stronger Neighborhoods (BSN) program supports Greensboro neighborhoods as they join together to enhance our community’s quality of life. BSN is supported by the Building Stronger Neighborhoods Coalition: Cemala Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Cone Health Foundation, and Greensboro Public Library.

Supporting the people and projects that make us stronger.

Building Stronger Neighborhoods (BSN) offers grants to help neighborhood groups, groups working with established nonprofits, or neighborhood-based groups with limited financial resources who need that extra boost to get their project or program up and running in an effort to improve life in neighborhoods across our community.

The kinds of projects that BSN supports are as diverse as our community. They can include everything from leadership development to community-building activities to technical competency projects to wellness, health, and green projects or projects aimed at helping youth, children, and families.

Why is this initiative important to our community?

Quality of life begins at home—literally. If we can help improve circumstances, living conditions, educational or career opportunities on a street-by-street, neighborhood-by-neighborhood level, then everyone across greater Greensboro will feel the impact.

What is our goal with this initiative?

BSN empowers the residents of our community to bring their ideas to life and make a big impact through hyper-local projects that make an immediate impact on quality of life here.

Since BSN’s inception, there have been:

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Neighborhood Groups Involved

“Through the support of BSN, as a neighborhood, we became more aware of who our neighbors are and became closer to each other. Our meetings have made us more of a neighborhood – making it safer and friendlier. The activities and events supported by BSN have made our efforts successful and the neighborhood better.”

— Hunter Hills Community Watch

Ways you can support Building Stronger Neighborhoods

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Donate online

Make a one-time donation online of any amount.

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Donate via check

A check made out to “Building Stronger Neighborhoods” can be sent by mail to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro at:
301 North Elm St., Suite 100
Greensboro, NC 27401

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Stocks and other gifts

Gifts of stocks, securities, real estate, IRA distributions, or life insurance are accepted to support the Building Stronger Neighborhoods initiative. Stock gifts should be emailed to the Community Foundation and initiated through your broker. Please include details of stock name, number of shares, and which fund to credit.

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Legacy gifts

A bequest is a flexible and impactful way to give to Building Stronger Neighborhoods. Changes can be made due to personal circumstances at any time.

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Applying for a grant from Building Stronger Neighborhoods

Building Stronger Neighborhoods (BSN) awards grants between $300 and $3,000. Generally, neighborhood groups can receive up to two grants in a one-year period. However, the total amount awarded to a single group may not exceed $5,000 within a 12-month period. Please note that submitting an application is not a guarantee of funding. The BSN grant process is currently on hold.

BSN uses the following guidelines for determining grantee eligibility:

  • A neighborhood group recognized as a representative organization of the neighborhood and with broad resident support within the neighborhood
  • A neighborhood group working in conjunction with an established nonprofit organization(s)
  • A group with limited financial resources

No workshops have been scheduled yet at this time for 2022.

For project eligibility as well as the application process, instructions, and deadlines:


If you have questions, please contact Building Stronger Neighborhoods.

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