The Neighborhood Matching Grant (NMG) Program is a program for neighborhood-based organizations to help them improve the quality of life in their communities.
The Neighborhood Matching Grants Program has helped Charlotte residents improve their neighborhoods since 1992. The program awards funds to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for projects that make neighborhoods better places to live, work, and play.
Attendance at a pre-application workshop is required. If your neighborhood representative is unable to attend a scheduled workshop, you may view or revisit the workshop presentations using the links below:
Annual Application Deadlines
Special Message Concerning COVID-19
We need community more than ever, even though we can't come together in the same ways as we practice "social distancing". In recognition of unique challenges in an unprecedented time, we have created new grant opportunities and made accommodations to NMG:
The City is offering neighborhood and merchant organizations within the Neighborhood Matching Grants Eligibility Area who are, or seek to Meet Virtually at Present (MVP) up to $350! The COVID pandemic is transforming business as previously known and prompting us to define a new normal. Charlotte’s neighborhoods have always been models of resiliency with neighbors supporting one another as first responders, friends and community problem solvers. Many have continued the work of meaningful engagement and remain connected through virtual meeting platforms. You are MVPs! Learn more about MVP Grants.
Little Free Pantry Grants
The City of Charlotte is offering up to $300 to support Little Free Pantries. Help us to help our neighbors give what they can and take what they need. Applications will be accepted first come, first served until further notice with a goal of 50 pantries supported. Learn more about Little Free Pantries.
Volunteer Opportunities and Tracking
We invite current NMG grantees to amend approved volunteer activities to what's included in "NMG Volunteer Hours Alternatives (While Social Distancing)."
The "Volunteer Hours Tracking Sheet (No Physical Signatures)" form will allow you to document volunteer hours without collecting physical signatures. This form can be turned in as a substitute for the standard Volunteer Sign-In Sheet.