Small Grants to Help Children and Families in your Neighborhood

United Way of Pierce County’s Neighborhood Grants Program powered by South Sound Together, provides financial and technical support to resident or community-led groups for projects that help children and families in their neighborhood.

In 2016, the Neighborhood Grants Program, in partnership with South Sound Together, will be awarding chosen groups in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,500. Funding will be awarded in a single disbursement during the month of May. Grantees will be required to submit a final report in order to be eligible to apply again next year.

Any Pierce County community-led groups in the Hilltop, Springbrook, Franklin Pierce, Bethel, or Eastside (Salishan) neighborhoods are eligible to apply this year. Each group must include at least four volunteers.
CRITERIA IMPACT: Will the group’s project achieve positive changes for their community in either areas of:

  1. Building Strong Families by creating neighborhood opportunities to build a stable home environment
  2. Ensuring a Strong Start for Kids through activities that help children be ready for kindergarten
  3. Ensuring Success in the Early Grades with activities that engage children and brings them to grade level reading
  4. Meeting Basic Needs of families by creating projects that invest in food, housing and other essential needs

Projects must be carried out in the neighborhood or community where the members live. Check online for additional project criteria.


All grant information, application materials and criteria are available online at

Applications must be submitted online by March 31st, 2016. Only one application per group will be considered.