We Invite You to Apply

The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Grant funding requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization.  

Why Apply?

$10,000 grants for participating in Community Heart & Soul

Designed for small cities and towns (population 2,500-30,000)

Grantees are invited to join network events with Heart & Soul towns across the country

Helpful Resources

We recommend the following resources to help you
prepare your Seed Grant application:

Grant Information

Watch the recording from our Overview of the Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program Webinar.
Get details on the program and guidance for a successful application.

Community Heart & Soul
‘office hours’.
Schedule a call with staff members who would be happy to answer questions you may have about the Seed Grant Program or the Community Heart & Soul process.

FAQs: Answers to common questions about the Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program

Getting Started

Introduction to Community Heart Soul Video

Getting Started with Community Heart & Soul Virtual Workshop Series:
Watch recordings from our virtual workshop series to learn more about the Community Heart & Soul model.

Getting Started with Community Heart & Soul: A Community Workbook.
This downloadable publication provides guidance on how to get started with Community Heart & Soul.

If you really want to take an in-depth look at what matters to the members of your community and create a stronger, more cohesive community, Heart & Soul is the way to go.”
Thom Harnett, former Mayor, Gardiner, ME