The Neighborhood Associations of Michigan’s (NAM) Mini-Grant program is designed to help Michigan neighborhood associations and grassroots organizations build capacity to improve the quality of life in their community.Up to $500.00 will be awarded to at least two neighborhood associations or grassroots organizations that are working with other community agencies to enhance local problem solving, create partnerships, address quality of life issues, and/or build the capacity of the community based organization.

This page will have general information about the mini grant program, including links to the application form and letter of agreement, once dates have been determined for the next round of applications.

Past Mini Grant Awardees

Marcus Brown and Chitra Pulliam for Village Summit of Lansing, a previously foreclosed house, transformed into a valuable resource for the neighborhood. Our mission is focused on helping children in the community and building bonds between community members through volunteerism and personal service.

Churchill Downs Community Association of Lansing, for a Carnival / Picnic on the last day of school. Attendees enjoyed carnival games and food in the halls of Wainwright School.

Baxter Neighborhood Association of Grand Rapids, for a National Night Out celebration, uniting neighborhood residents, the police department, city government, businesses, schools, and churches; and for a youth summit, “Keepin’ It Real”, in partnership with the Weed and Seed Initiative.

Northwest Initiative of Lansing, for a series of tutoring and youth programs, a field trip for participants, and potting soil and flowers for a planter project.

Fairfield Village Neighborhood Council of Flint, for support of a cookbook sale fundraiser.

Citizens Nuisance Task Force of Flint, for 50 additional Graffiti Buster Kits to be used for the Graffiti Free Flint Day.

Eastside Neighborhood Association of Kalamazoo, for hand tools for neighborhood residents to do minor repairs, ID badges for neighborhood watch participants, and a picnic.

West Dewey Street Block Club of Flint, for a block club party to foster connections between children and adults in the community.

Friends of Comstock Park of Lansing, for flowering perennials to beautify the neighborhood. … and many others.