Do you have an idea for a project that benefits Eagle Rock? The ERNC can help make it happen!
One of the ERNC’s roles is to support projects that benefit the community and enhance the neighborhood for ALL Eagle Rock residents. We provide funding for these projects in either of two ways: Neighborhood Purpose Grants, where we grant funds to a nonprofit or public school for a project that they will complete on their own, or Community Improvement Projects, where the ERNC pays for items directly and usually plays a partnership role with an individual, group, or institution (you don’t have to be a nonprofit/school).
No matter which option you choose, in order for the ERNC to vote on and fund your project, you must present the project at an ERNC board meeting, and we must receive complete and accurate documentation for your NPG application or CIP proposal before we can vote on the project. We encourage you to work with an ERNC board member to help complete your application.
To receive funding for your project:
- You can be a nonprofit, school, civic group, business or individual. We don’t care, as long as the project benefits as many Eagle Rockers as possible.
- You may be asked to work with an ERNC board member to present your project. Check out the pages on this site to see who your Subdistrict or Community Interest director is. If you can’t find the right match — or if they don’t get back to you (it happens) — then please send us an email at email@example.com, and we’ll connect you with the appropriate board member.
- You must submit a proposed budget. If you are a nonprofit, you must also submit an IRS Letter of Determination of 501(c)(3) status. If you are a school, you must submit a letter on your school letterhead signed by the principal.
- You must present your request at an Executive Committee meeting, where it will either be put on the agenda for a vote at the next ERNC board meeting, or returned to you for more work or documentation. It is helpful if all documents can be submitted via email to make it easy to distribute to the full board.
- You will be required to appear at the ERNC meeting to present your request. Your request will be voted on by the full board. The amount you receive may be less than you requested, but can never be more.
What kinds of things can be funded with our funds? Here are some things the ERNC has paid for recently:
- The “old-school” Eagle Rock street banners you see on light poles up and down Colorado and Eagle Rock Boulevards.
- All the new plastic Eagle Rock trash cans you see on our streets.
- The recent “Animal Fest” animal adoption event held at Eagle Rock City Hall.
- New succulent plantings on the medians on Eagle Rock Boulevard.
- All the new trees you see on Eagle Rock’s commercial streets.
- Public meetings and events at Eagle Rock City Hall and the Center for the Arts.
- And more!
What other kinds of things can we fund, but haven’t had a good application come in for yet?
- Murals on public property (libraries, rec centers, etc.)
- Wayfinding signage on our streets.
- Bike and pedestrian events and improvements that can’t/won’t be paid for by city agencies.
- Landscaping and care of public property (medians, sidewalks, trees) that can’t/won’t be paid for by city agencies.
- Events that involve as much as the community as possible: What does this mean? If you are a school, church, business, or other group, it either brings the larger community to you, or takes your members out into the larger community, to foster a friendlier, more inclusive community here in Eagle Rock.
Questions? For financial questions, please contact ERNC Treasurer Sylvia Denlinger (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will be happy to answer them. Or you can send general questions to us at email@example.com, and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
For more information or to apply for a Neighborhood Purpose Grant please refer to and fill out the forms HERE, and return to the ERNC Treasurer upon completion.
We look forward to working with you toward a better Eagle Rock