IN 2018, HEALTHIER NEIGHBORS (HN) FOLLOWED IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR SISTER HEALTHIER TOGETHER COMMUNITIES AND BEGAN THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY MINI GRANTS. WITH A TEAM OF AMAZINGLY COMMITTED VOLUNTEERS, THAT MAKE UP THE HN MINI GRANT TEAM, WE EMBARKED ON THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER. AFTER HOSTING LISTENING SESSIONS WITH RESIDENTS AND OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS WE WERE ADVISED TO “KEEP THE APPLICATION SHORT” AND CONSIDER INCLUDING FUNDS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE A DESIRE TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS AND CREATE GENERATIONAL WEALTH. IN TRUE HN FORM, WE ADHERED TO THE SUGGESTIONS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
THE 2019 HN MINI GRANT PROCESS EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. WITH OVER 100 APPLICANTS READY TO COMPLETE COMMUNITY PROJECTS OR START THEIR OWN BUSINESS, WE WERE EXCITED TO MEET AND LEARN ABOUT THE VARIETY OF COMMUNITY ASSETS WE HAVE RIGHT HERE IN RIVIERA BEACH AND NORTHERN WEST PALM BEACH. WE COUNT IT A PRIVILEGE AND AN HONOR TO HAVE ENGAGED WITH SO MANY DESERVING INDIVIDUALS. ALTHOUGH WE COULD NOT FUND ALL OF THE DYNAMIC PRESENTATIONS, WE WERE THRILLED TO LEARN HOW MANY RESIDENTS REMAINED ENGAGED WITH THE HEALTHIER NEIGHBORS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INITIATIVE.
IN 2020, WE ARE JUST AS EXCITED TO WORK WITH A NEW GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. OUR TEAM IS READY TO WORK WITH YOU AT EVERY TURN TO LAUNCH OR GROW YOUR PROJECT. LET'S GET STARTED... TOGETHER!
JEANETTE A. MARSHALL
YOUR PROJECT DIRECTOR
Has anyone ever told you that they will give you money to start a business or improve your community? Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't! Healthier Neighbors is investing in the residents and organizations that want to invest in our communities and we're helping them to bring their ideas to life!
If you want to launch a new business or have a new idea to improve our community... If you want to launch a pilot program that will impact the health and vibrancy of Riviera Beach or Northern West Palm Beach and simply need the money to get started... then this FREE grant is for you!
Open to ALL RESIDENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS located in Riviera Beach (33404) or Northern West Palm Beach (33401 and 33407).