Good Neighbor Fund Pre-Proposals Due

Good Neighbor Fund Pre-Proposal to the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association

Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) welcomes pre-proposal ideas for applications to the 2019-20 Good Neighbor Fund (GNF), a program administered through the University of Minnesota’s Office of Government and Community Relations.

Only organizations that are members of the Stadium Area Advisory Group are eligible to apply for the Good Neighbor Fund Grant; MHNA is one of those eligible organizations. However, outside organizations and individuals may partner with MHNA on grant applications. In that case, MHNA serves as the fiscal agent and is responsible for the successful administration of the grant and funded project.

For a downloadable version of this information, please click HERE.

The MHNA prefers that pre-proposals originate in or come through one of its standing committees or task forces Creative Places, Environment, Land Use, Transportation, Engagement or Safety and Neighborhood Care.

If you are an individual or organization proposing to partner with MHNA on a project: please contact the MHNA office to discuss your idea prior to completing your pre-proposal. The staff will likely refer you to one of the MHNA standing committees for additional discussion of the proposed partnership.

A subcommittee of the MHNA board and members will review pre-proposals to determine:

  • what applications are strongest, given the stated goals of the GNF and the strategic directions of the MHNA;
  • what is the most advantageous number of applications for MHNA to submit. Typically, MHNA agrees to move one to four proposals forward from pre-proposal to application. Much of this is determined by the amount of GNF funds available and how competitive pre-proposals are individually and collectively;
  • which applications appear to have the greatest chance of becoming successful projects.

See the pre-proposal questions attached (page 3) for additional qualities MHNA seeks in a promising pre-proposal. Please note GNF funds are for projects typically starting in June and completing no later than July of the following year.


The Good Neighbor Fund: The long-term purpose of the Good Neighbor Fund is to enhance and protect the beauty, serenity, and security of the communities impacted by the operation of the University of Minnesota’s on-campus football stadium.

For additional information about the Good Neighbor Fund, including eligibility and application materials, as well as annual funding priorities:

The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association: The purpose of the MHNA is to engage in projects that improve and enhance the quality of residential life in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. MHNA encourages potential applicants to review our Neighborhood Master Plan, especially the 6 overarching goals on pages 17 and 18:

  • Be one neighborhood.
  • Live here now.
  • Make the streets ours.
  • Love the riverfront.
  • Make change contribute.
  • Welcome the tension of complexity and contradiction.


  • February 1, 2019: Good Neighbor Fund requests for applications announced
  • February 15, 2019 Pre-proposals due to MHNA.
  • February 15 - 19, 2019: MHNA subcommittee reviews pre-proposals to move forward for potential board approval
  • February 19, 2019: MHNA board listens to subcommittees pre-proposal recommendations, approves which pre-proposals can move forward to Full proposal.
  • February 20 – March 14, 2019: Full Proposals are prepared for submission by applicants by March 14th, with board voting for approval on March 19th.
  • March 31, 2019: Grant proposals due to the Good Neighbor Fund.
  • Late Spring 2019: Good Neighbor Fund announces which projects will be funded

Send pre-proposals electronically to:

Or mail to:

Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association
500 8th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

For a downloadable version of this information, please click HERE.