Neighborhood Organizations



Friends of Sunset
North of Montana
Ocean Park
Pico Neighborhood Association

Santa Monica Mid City
Santa Monica Northeast
Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition

Neighborhood Organization  Grant Program

The City of Santa Monica is accepting proposals from qualified neighborhood organizations for up to $7,000 in funding through the Neighborhood Organization Grant Program. The program is designed to provide financial support to assist neighborhood organizations so that they may further communication with the residents within their neighborhood and build membership.

In order to be considered for funding, applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Represent a commonly recognized neighborhood within Santa Monica; 
  • Possess current tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Service Code ( or Section 23701(d) or 23701(f) of the California State Franchise Tax Code (; 
  • Have an active board of directors or officers, selected in accordance with association bylaws, who meet regularly, with meetings open to the public; 
  • Hold at least one general membership meeting annually;
  • Maintain a membership list of at least 50 active members (residing at separate addresses) or 10 percent of eligible households within the neighborhood boundaries as defined in the bylaws, whichever is less.


All funds awarded during the fiscal year 2022-2023 grant cycle are to be expended by June 15, 2023. Organizations will be required to provide a Final Closeout Report and return any remaining grant funds in accordance with the Grant Reporting Requirements section of this fiscal year 2022-2023 Neighborhood Grant Application. Final Close Out Reports for the 2022-2023 Grant are due June 28, 2023. Applications for the fiscal year 2022-2023 Grant Program are available below.

Neighborhood Organization Grant Application

To view a map of the neighborhood organization boundaries as a PDF, click here.