Neighborhood Matching Grants

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The Neighborhood Matching Grant (NMG) Program is a program for neighborhood-based organizations to help them improve the quality of life in their communities. 

About the NMG Program

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.​

Workshop Presentations

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

  • March 1

  • June 1

  • September 1

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: 

MVP Grants

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.

Contact Us

Jackie Clare 


Pre-application Workshops

NMG Pre-Application Public Workshops

  • Thursday, June 25 6:00-7:00: 
    • Presentation (with Q&A after) 
  • Tuesday, July 14 12:00-1:00:
    • Presentation (with Q&A after) 
  • Wednesday, July 29 6:00-7:00: 
    • Presentation (with Q&A after) 
  • Thursday, August 13 12:00-1:00: 
    • Presentation (with Q&A after) 
  • Tuesday, August 18 6:00-7:00: 
    • Presentation (with Q&A after) 
  • Monday, August 24 12:00-1:00: 
    • Presentation (with Q&A after)

Workshops will be presented using the Zoom online meeting platform. Online and phone-in access instructions will be provided to registered attendees prior to the workshop. Please visit our Neighborhood Training Programs and Resources page to register for your preferred Workshop.

Please contact Jackie Clare at or 704-336-7846 if you have any questions or need assistance.