Nation of Neighbors Program

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 2018, $100,000 in grant money will be distributed through the Nation of Neighbors Program. Nearly $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 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 only from members of Royal Neighbors. (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 2019 program opens on March 1, 2019.
  • The 2019 program deadline is June 15, 2019.


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Insuring Lives, Suporting Women, Serving Communinites
Form #: P00021; Rev. 10-2018