Fulton Small Grants Program

2024 Applications Now Open

Program Overview

FNA small grants are created to support and strengthen the Fulton community.  Grants support programs, opportunities, events, and experiences that enhance community engagement. These goals align with strategies 5, 6, and 9 from Phase II of the Neighborhood Action Plan. These strategies are as follows:

  • Youth Projects at Pershing Park –Environment-related youth projects
  • Community Engagement – Activities that promote community engagement and communication
  • Education Enhancement Initiatives – Tutoring and youth recreation

Grants are available for $500-2,500; FNA may award partial requests

Application Guidelines

Application Opens 3/18/2024.

Application deadline for the 2024 Fulton Small Grants Program is 4/15. Those who are interested should complete the online application below (Google account required). Please reach out to fna@fultonneighborhood.org if you require assistance with the online application.

Link to online application

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants operating in or based in the Fulton Neighborhood
  • Applicants will be prioritized who have not received a Fulton Small Grant in the previous two years

What can be funded?

  • New or existing projects and programs aimed at youth education and character development
  • New or existing projects and programs aimed at supporting and enhancing community engagement

What is NOT funded?

  • Food/beverages
  • Entertainment
  • Door prizes
  • Religious programming
  • Capital improvements, construction or renovation costs, purchase of property
  • Equipment
  • Emergency funding
  • Budget deficits
  • Fundraising events
  • Childcare

What is expected of the grantee?

  • If partnering with another community organization, provide a letter of support and intent
  • Execute the project for which funds are distributed prior to the FNA Annual meeting in October of 2023. If this is not possible, please reach out to discuss alternative timing. 
  • If a grant program/project has limited attendance restrictions, priority for participation will be given to Fulton residents, within reason (contact FNA for further discussion)
  • Complete written assessment following project completion
  • Presentation of impact of grant to FNA board during Annual meeting in October

Grant evaluation criteria

  • The proposed project or program would not take place were it not for the Fulton grant
  • Request is proportional to the capabilities of the requesting organization
  • Requesting organization has clear ties to the Fulton neighborhood (priority will be given to organizations that engage other organizations in the Fulton community in the execution of the grant)
  • Requesting organization has clear capabilities to execute on the request
  • Benefit to the Fulton neighborhood can be clearly quantified


  1. How long does it take to evaluate the grant applications
    1. Grant applications typically take 1 month to review. The FNA coordinator will be in contact with you about timelines
  2. How are grants reviewed and awarded?
    1. Grants are reviewed by a small panel of 3-4 FNA board members, following the grant evaluation criteria listed above. FNA may not award the full amount of your request. 
  3. If I am awarded the grant, when do I receive the funds?
    1. You will receive an email from the FNA coordinator on if you have been awarded and how much. Barring any unique circumstances, they will mail you a check for the funds. funds immediately.  
    2. Please keep track of expenses that the grant goes towards. FNA reserves the rights to request receipts and audit of fund use. 
  4. What is expected in the written assessment?
    1.  1-3 paragraphs about the impact of the grant on the community such as number of people impacted, feedback on the event/program, and how it engaged youth/the community
  5. Will there be a written contract for the grant?
    1. No. As grant amounts are small, we do not create written contracts around the grants
Fulton Small Grants Application

If you need further assistance or are having difficulty with the online application, please contact FNA by email at fna@fultonneighborhood.org or call 612-922-3106.