We Invite You to Apply
The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to start the Community Heart & Soul model. Grant funding requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization.
$10,000 grants to start 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
How To Apply
Finalists will be asked to complete a brief exercise from Getting Started with Community Heart & Soul and participate in a virtual interview with Community Heart & Soul staff.
Questions? Email us
We recommend the following resources to help you
prepare your Seed Grant application:
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 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