Neighborhood Opportunity Grants

Applications will open on August 14, 2023.

Neighborhood Opportunity Grants support community-based projects and initiatives in Lakewood. Through this funding, HLF seeks to support local efforts that:

    • Support community building and ways of caring for each other
    • Address community issues through innovation and trying new ideas
    • Advance learning and understanding by doing

We welcome you to apply and to learn more by exploring the information provided. We are here to help you through this process, and have many options to support you.  Please do not hesitate to reach out!

HLF’s grantmaking is focused on addressing the social determinants of health. We believe that the conditions of our community impact our health and well-being.  We also believe that local groups have ideas and solutions to advance the health of our community.  This funding seeks to support those creative ideas.

Grant amount

Grants will range in size from $1,000 – $10,000 per year.

Grant duration

Grant funding will be available for one full calendar year.


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⇒  Lakewood-based and Lakewood-serving:


Fiscally sponsored groups and individuals (please reach out to an HLF staff member to learn more about fiscal sponsorships

Eligible grant seeking organizations do not need to be headquartered in Lakewood. However, HLF will only support programs and projects in which Lakewood residents or Lakewood-based institutions are either key beneficiaries or directly served.

Note: Even if your organization has applied and/or been awarded for funding from one of HLF’s other grantmaking programs, you may apply for a Neighborhood Opportunity Grant as well.

Sorry, we don’t fund these:

→  Capital campaigns

→  Fundraising events

→  Lobbying

→  Scholarships

→  Religious or evangelical purposes

August 15, 2022:  Application period open

September 28, 2022:  Application period closed

October 19-26, 2022:  Virtual meetings with select applicants

November 21, 2022:   Funding awards announced

December 15, 2023:  Funded projects should be completed

⇒ Register and complete HLF’s online grant application that requests:

→ Information about your group or organization.

→ A description of your project, including:

•  How you will do the work.

•  Who will be impacted/served by your project.

•  What you seek to learn and accomplish.

•  A simple budget that explains the costs of your project.

Any relevant supplemental materials.

→ Applications must be submitted through our online portal, which will open on August 15, 2022, and close on September 28, 2022.

→ You may be asked to meet with HLF staff and board members to discuss your application.

Other things to know:

⇒ We are here to help!  

⇒  Be prepared to start the approved project/program in a timely manner to ensure completion within 12 months of the approval date.  Projects should be completed by December 15, 2023.

⇒  Be prepared to provide updates on the project to HLF staff and board members.

⇒  Act as a responsible steward of the funding as well as an ambassador to the community.

⇒  Provide feedback on application and funding the grant process.

⇒  Be prepared to share ideas with other funded groups and identify areas of synergy and shared impact.

The Healthy Lakewood Foundation does not fund organizations that in their constitution, by-laws or practices discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious beliefs.