Nation of Neighbors Program

Nation of Neighbors

Nominate a woman – or yourself – for a Nation of Neighbors 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