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Northwestern University: Strengthening Our Community Together

four people in front of MashUp Event bannerAt Northwestern University, we are driven by a profound commitment to making a meaningful impact on our community. Through the Office of Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR), we are proud to champion a variety of efforts that foster deep connections, empower through education, and uphold the values of social justice. Our mission extends beyond the confines of our campus, reaching into the heart of our community to ignite change and build a brighter future for all.

A Partnership for Progress

The Office of Neighborhood and Community Relations stands as a beacon of Northwestern University's dedication to community engagement. We believe in the power of collaboration and are devoted to supporting programs, projects, events, and initiatives that resonate with our core pillars: Education, Economic and Community Development, and Health & Well Being. Through these efforts, we aim to create an environment where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.

We've introduced a new process to streamline sponsorship requests and enhance our tracking of expenditures and their collective impact. All financial support inquiries must be completed and submitted through our Support Request Form, linked below. Our team will review all requests, check the current status of our budget, and follow up directly with our final decision on the request.

Get Support for Organization/Event

Please read prior to requesting support for your organization or event:

  • Any submitted request may require a meeting with NCR staff
  • No more than two financial requests will be awarded per entity per fiscal year (Sept. 1-Aug.31)
  • If a request is connected to an event for sponsorship, the request must be submitted at least 30 days prior to be considered
  • All requests must align with at least one of our three pillars:
    • Education
    • Economic and Community Development
    • Health and Well-being

Support Request Form

Disclaimer: Please note that due to the volume of requests that are submitted and the limitations of our budget, it’s not a guarantee that all requests will be successful or the requested amount will be provided.