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Frequently Asked Questions
I have an idea that I think might qualify for Neighborhood Matching Fund. What should I do first?
How do I know which Project Manager to contact?
We think our project idea takes place on City property. How do I find out which department owns the property?
Your guidelines state: "Projects should involve as many diverse groups and individuals as possible and should reflect the demographics of your community." How do we find out what the demographics of our neighborhood are?
How do we engage some of our neighbors who donít speak the same languages that we do?
How do we learn more about past NMF projects in our neighborhood? How do we learn more about past NMF projects that did a similar idea?
Understanding NMF Guidelines
We are doing important work to help the community, but NMF doesnít fund social services and/or existing programs. Why not?
How many times can my group apply for funding?
If I have a project, can my group apply again?
What makes a successful NMF project?
Can I apply for 2 projects at the same time?
Writing NMF Application
What do you look for in an outreach plan?
NMF Application Review Process
Working with Other Departments and Agencies
Using a Fiscal Sponsor
What is the difference between the applicant organization and a fiscal sponsor?
Do we need a fiscal sponsor in order to submit an application?
How do I find a good fiscal sponsor? Do you have any suggestions?
How much should they be charging us? Can we negotiate?