October 3, 2023
Today, the City of South Bend opened the application for the fourth year of the South Bend Alive grant program to award grant funding to South Bend organizations that work to keep young people alive and free, unharmed by violence, free from incarceration, and reduce instances of violence in the community.
“We must work together as a community to create opportunities, empower our youth, and reduce gun violence in our city,” said Mayor James Mueller. “This program will continue to uplift community partners who positively impact the lives of our young residents who need our support.”
Now in its fourth year, the Alive Grant program, managed by the Office of Community Initiatives, funds organizations that provide young people mentorship, employment opportunities, and engagement activities. This year’s grantees will be awarded up to $25,000 for each organization.
“We want to continue to support our community in efforts of having a safe, healthy, prosperous South Bend,” said Moe Scott, Director of Community Initiatives. “The goal of this program is to collaborate and partner with our community stakeholders to keep our young people alive and free.”
Applications for the grant program are being accepted from October 2 through October 27, 2023.
Applicants must complete the grant application found at:
Grant recipients will be contacted by the last week of November 2023.
Please email The Office of Community Initiatives for application assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 574-235-9427.