Nation of Neighbors

Nominate a woman – or yourself – for a Nation of NeighborsSM empowerment grant. This program annually recognizes women leaders who are improving the lives of women and girls in their community.

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. 


Meet our grant recipients who are
improving communities.

Program Guidelines

  • Nominations will be accepted from beneficial members of Royal Neighbors only. (limit five nominations per member)
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nominations must include a detailed explanation of how funds will help empower women.
  • Nominator and Nominee must be 18 years or older.
  • Information provided must be detailed, thorough, accurate and complete.
  • Royal Neighbors reserves the right to verify background and information provided.
  • Recipients are responsible for any public aid or tax implications.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible.
  • The 2020 program opens on March 1, 2020.
  • The 2020 program deadline is April 30, 2020.


Living Proof Exhibit - Nation of Neighbors℠ - Royal Neighbors

Member programs are provided at the discretion of Royal Neighbors of America and are not available in all states. They are not part of any insurance or annuity contract and are not guaranteed. Insurance or annuity products should not be purchased for eligibility or maintenance of nonguaranteed membership programs. These products should only be purchased if they meet the financial needs of the applicant. Member programs are available at no extra cost.
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