Neighborhood Exchange



Below are educational materials presented at Neighborhood Exchange events, workshops, and additional networking opportunities.

Neighborhood exchange workshops series 2016

Accounting and Budgeting – March 10, 2016

Grant Writing 101 – February 11, 2016

Fundraising & Fund Development Workshop – January 28, 2016

Effective Marketing & Media Strategies Workshop – January 14, 2016


Neighborhood Exchange Quarterly Forum – December 13, 2015


NEIGHBORHOOD EXCHANGE Green StormWater Infrastructure Mini-Grants

Deadline: June 22, 2016 by 5 PM

Michigan Community Resources will provide up to $5,000 to five community organizations through our new Neighborhood Exchange Green Stormwater Infrastructure Mini-Grant Program. In addition to the grant to support small projects in Detroit that support green stormwater infrastructure, organizations will receive technical assistance and project management support from MCR staff. Funding for the NEx Green Stormwater Infrastructure Mini-Grants was generously provided by the Erb Family Foundation.

What do we mean by “green infrastructure”? Click these links to learn more:

What Is Green Infrastructure?   Green Infrastructure in Detroit


Groups need only have an idea for a project to apply; MCR will provide the necessary design and planning assistance to selected groups seeking to implement green stormwater infrastructure projects. In order to qualify for participation, the groups must meet the following criteria:

Be incorporated as 501c3 nonprofit
Have proof of ownership/site control of the proposed location within the City of Detroit
Complete a Neighborhood Exchange Across Our Network profile before submitting the application
Application Assistance Drop-In Sessions

Drop In Application Assistance Sessions

For additional application assistance, join MCR staff members for one of the following application assistance sessions:

Eastside: Tuesday, June 7 from 4-8 pm at Creekside CDC, 1014 Chalmers St Detroit, MI 48215
Westside: Thursday, June 9 from 4-7:45pm at Chaney Library, 16101 Grand River Detroit, MI 48227
Applicants may drop in at any point between the times above to discuss project ideas and design, provide feedback on grant narrative, assist in budget creation, clarify application questions, and answer any additional questions related to the Neighborhood Exchange Green Stormwater Infrastructure Mini-Grant program or application.

Applications are due by 5pm on June 22, 2016. For additional information please contact Lydia Rae Levinson at or at 313.969.7781.