Neighborhood Matching Grants for Health

NIS, Duke University Health System, and Healthy Durham 20/20 are working together to improve the health of Durham residents. These partners recognize neighborhoods are an important factor in the health of individuals and communities.

Healthier neighborhoods = Healthier residents

Thus, Neighborhood Matching Grants for Health (NMG-Health) will fund projects planned and implemented by Durham neighborhoods to enhance the well-being of their residents and community.

Specifically, NMG-Health will fund projects that increase neighborhood involvement and address Durham County’s health priorities.

Each applicant may request up to $1,500 in grant funds to implement projects. Neighborhoods will match NMG-Health funds through volunteer labor, professional services, material donations, and/or cash donations.

How Do We Learn More?


If you are interested in applying for NMG-Health, we recommend the following actions:

    • Complete this interest form to tell us a little about yourself, your neighborhood and the project you are considering.
    • Attend an information session on Tuesday, April 11 at 6pm (NIS Conf. Rm., 807 E. Main St., Bldg. 2, Flr. 3). 
    • Contact Community Engagement if you need help or have any comments or questions.

How Do We Apply?


     1. Review the NMG-Health guidelines to determine if your organization and project are eligible.
     2. Prepare your application. Use this document to develop your responses.
     3. Complete the online application. Late or incomplete application will not be reviewed.


Next Deadline: March 26, 2017
Deadline extended to April 30, 2017

Steps Spring 2017 Timeline
Application Due
April 30
Funding Decision end of May
Grant Agreement end of June
Project Implementation July- September
Report Due October