The Nation of Neighbors Program provides financial assistance to individuals who have a plan to start or expand a business, organization or group that helps women and/or girls in their community. Examples of past grant recipients’ initiatives include: a daycare center; helping launch a workforce development program called Sweet Haven Bakery for women surviving domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking; assisting with funds to retrofit a bus into a mobile boutique travelling to community schools to provide clothing for girls in need; the R-E-A-D group (Rejuvenating Excellence & Accomplishing Dreams) designed to help young girls prepare for college; and an organization that provides educational and networking opportunities for female entrepreneurs.
During 2019, $100,000 in grant money will be distributed through the Nation of Neighbors Program. More than $2 million has been awarded to grant recipients since the program began in 2007. Nation of Neighbors recipients must be nominated by a Royal Neighbors beneficial member, but nominees do not have to be a member to receive the grant.
Living Proof Exhibit - Nation of Neighbors℠ - Royal Neighbors