Newton Community Pride is pleased to support local organizations, artists, service projects and non-profits with a Community Micro Grant.

Our Fall 2023 application has closed   This application is for projects or events occurring October 2023 through March 2024. Decisions will be announced by October 1, 2023.

Past grant recipients can be found here. Any questions regarding our program, please contact

Community Micro Grant Information & Criteria. Please Read Before Applying.

  • Next application cycle opens January 1st, 2024.
  • All applications due February 1st, 2024, on or before 7pm.
  • Applicants will be notified on or before March 1st, 2024.
  • The event or program funded by our Community Micro Grant must occur between April 1, 2024 and October 31, 2024.
  • If the event or project is delayed beyond one year from the receipt of the grant, NCP has the right to request return of funding provided.
  • Micro Grant funding will be dispersed 15-30 days prior to the event or program.
  • Maximum grant request is $1,500, past grants have averaged between $300 – $1,100.
  • Applicant’s event/project needs to be located in Newton.
  • Applications must include event or program budget information and most recent 990 if available.
  • Locations for the event or program must be vetted and approved before submitting your application.
  • Please include a letter or email approving the venue date and location from the venue owner.   If your event needs approval from the City of Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture Department, please include Permit application and/or PR&C Approval.
  • Preference will be given to first time grant applications, those that offer free community programming and those that have not been awarded an NCP grant in the previous grant cycle. 
  • We encourage applicants and programs that embrace the diversity of Newton and represent the voices, experiences and communities of historically marginalized groups in Newton. 
  • NCP will consider all projects consistent with our mission: To build community through free arts and culture programming, public art,  beautification and service projects.
  • Exclusions: public school programs, request for food/beverages, personal request for scholarship, capital improvement funding and requests for event/program support that would benefit any political or religious cause, individual or group.

Our Fall 2024 application opens August 1 with a deadline of September 1. Decisions by October 1 and is for projects or events occurring October 2024 through March 2024.