Block Parties

The NRC Block Party Grant can help you celebrate your neighborhood with food, fun and friendship.

Block Parties build better neighborhoods. There’s no better way for neighbors to start building a better neighborhood than to just get together and have fun. But the best Block Party is more than just a good time. It is also a stepping stone — a way for neighbors to connect with their neighborhood organization and get involved in what’s next.

NRC provides the resources below to help recognized neighborhood organizations (or neighbors who wish to organize one) use neighborhood-wide block parties to grow their organizations.

Block Party Toolkit

Free for recognized neighborhood organizations to borrow, our Block Party Toolkit is a collection of everything the organization needs to host a fun, outdoor (or indoor) neighborhood event. Read more.

Block Party Grants

NRC is proud to offer Block Party Grants to neighborhoods in South Bend. Each application is reviewed for its anticipated impact, and funding is awarded accordingly. Typically, block parties receive up to $150.00 to go towards purchasing food, party favors, and supplies. Read more.

Block Party Guidebook (coming June 2018)

Our Block Party Guidebook helps organizers plan and execute a successful block party. It also provides tips for using the block party to increase neighbors’ involvement in their neighborhood organization. Download the current Guidebook (new edition coming Summer 2018).