TLC is a program for residents or grassroots groups that are or want to be active in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Through intensive and interactive training sessions with other resident leaders, TLC teaches the practical skills that help make stronger, more effective neighborhood and grassroots leaders. Participants learn to build skills in leading groups and projects. They learn more about neighborhood resources and how to gather community support. Much of the learning also occurs from interacting and building relationships with other leaders who are similarly involved in neighborhood work.

 

  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, publicly supported organizations such as schools and municipalities, and organizations using a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
  • Organizations serving residents of Onondaga or Madison counties
  • Groups formed for at least one year and actively working together on a community issue
  • Those who have previously participated in TLC are eligible to reapply if it has been at least two years since participating in the program, and with a different group of team members.

Groups will be selected based on commitment of the team to:

  • Recruit a solid team of 4-5 people from your neighborhood or grassroots group
  • Participate in all eight monthly sessions, which generally run from September – May
  • Develop and implement a neighborhood or grassroots project
  • TLC’s annual grant application deadline typically falls in mid-July each year.
    • 2021 Deadline: July 9, 2021
  • To apply, complete our online form.
Apply Here

If your nonprofit has received a TLC grant, you are required to submit a final report. These reports assist us in assessing our grantmaking efforts.

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