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The USC Good Neighbors Grant


USC Good Neighbors exists for to enhance the quality of life in the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Gifts from USC faculty, staff and other donors through the annual USC Good Neighbors Campaign are the primary source of funding.

USC Good Neighbors considers grant applications from USC employees, academic units, student groups and other university departments working in partnership with community-based, tax-exempt organizations operating in the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Proposed programs must incorporate established university-community partnerships and support USC's university-community initiatives. Programs that serve the local communities surrounding the university's University Park and Health Sciences campuses are eligible. Applying for a USC Good Neighbors grant is a competitive process, and not all proposals can be funded, including continuation applications for programs that have received funding in the past.

Please take the time to carefully review all advisories and instructions indicated throughout the application process to ensure proper completion of your proposal. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete or late applications will not be considered. There are no exceptions.

Since issuing its first request for proposals in January 1995, USC Good Neighbors has raised more than $30 million to fund 1064 programs with annual budgets ranging from $3,000 to $85,000. The average grant request is $25,000.

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Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

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Grant Cycle Dates:

USC February 27 April 11


Name Notes
GN Grant 2025 Proposed Budget Form.xlsx Please submit Program Budget Sheet in original Excel format. (Do not submit PDF, etc.)
2024-25 USC Good Neighbors Grant Staff Biographies Form.docx Biographies must be submitted in a single document file. Please note the document may be longer than one page, as needed.

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