City and Community Engagement offers grants and awards throughout the year to campus and community organizations to support collaborations, partnerships, and leadership. We celebrate the honorees as well as other colleagues and partners who have earned important recognition for their work.


Community Grant

Community Grants are available to local community organizations, nonprofits, or schools that engage or partner with Northeastern students, faculty, and/or staff in select in CCE programs. The goal is to fund programs and events that benefit our neighborhoods and build a strong relationship between Northeastern and the surrounding community.

To be eligible to apply for this grant, you must be a Boston-area based community organization, nonprofit, or school that has engaged with Northeastern University students, staff, or faculty in one of these CCE programs over the past five years: service-learning courses, NU|ACES, Community Volunteers Program, Northeastern Service Day, or Jumpstart.

Learn about and apply for the 2024 grant cycle here.

2023 honorees
  • Arts Talks
  • The BASE
  • Boston Debate League
  • Fenway Community Center
  • Omega Men in Action
  • One Love Sports Academy
  • National Braille Press
  • Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education
  • South End Baseball
  • We Are Better Together Warren Daniel Hairston Project
  • Youth Enrichment Services
2022 honorees
  • Mosaic: Interfaith Youth Action 
  • Apprentice Learning
  • Bryce’s Journey, Inc.
  • Boston Debate League
  • BalletRox
  • Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
  • Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA)
  • Youth Enrichment Services (YES)
  • NECAT (New England Culinary Arts Training)
  • The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum
  • Boston Building Resources – Reuse Center 
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
  • National Braille Press
  • Hyde Square Task Force
  • Friends of the Rafael Hernández School
  • The Fenway Alliance
  • The St. Ambrose Family Shelter
  • The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • All Dorchester Sports and Leadership
2021 honorees
  • BalletRox
  • National Braille Press
  • Bryce’s Journey, Inc.
  • St. Ambrose Family Shelter
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
  • Boston Self Help Center Inc.
  • Friends of the Hernandez Inc.
  • Ellis Memorial and Eldredge House, Inc.
  • sySTEMic flow, LLC
  • Hyde Square Task Force
  • Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Charlestown High School
  • Youth Enrichment Services (YES)
  • United South End Settlements
  • CitySprouts
  • Women’s Lunch Place
  • Fenway Civic Association
  • United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury Community Garden
  • Mission Hill Health Movement (MHHM)
2020 honorees
  • 826 Boston
  • Apprentice Learning
  • Artists for Humanity
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Boston Partners in Education
  • Bryce’s Journey
  • Catholic Charities – St. Ambrose Family Shelter
  • Community Servings
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Friends of the Hernandez
  • Huntington YMCA
  • Hyde Square Task Force
  • Let’s Get Ready
  • Madison Park Community Development Corporation
  • Mujeres Unidas Avanzando
  • National Braille Press
  • Round Table
  • Sherrill House
  • St. Stephen’s Youth Programs
2019 honorees
  • Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly
  • X-Cel Education
  • Boston Self Help Center/Boston Brakers
  • United South End Settlements
  • Friends of the Rafael Hernández School, Inc.
  • Let’s Get Ready
  • Emmanuel Gospel Center
  • Freedom House
  • Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, Inc.
  • Castle Square Tenants Organization
  • Catholic Charities


Neighbors Uplifting Neighbors Award

Now in its third year, the Neighbors Award is intended to financially support active resident-led initiatives in our local neighborhoods.

2023 honorees
  • Celebration of Grassroots Boston
  • Fenway Civic
  • H.E.R.O.
  • Pure Spark
  • Reclaim Roxbury
  • The Healthy Wallet
2022 honorees
  • Senior Food Distribution – Hawthorne Youth and Community Center 
  • Mass Ave Coalition
  • ZNT Arts
  • Orchard Gardens Resident Association (formerly known as The Orchard Park Tenants Association)
  • Community Stewards and Friends of Malcolm X Park
  • Fenway Cares
  • Ed Cooper Community Garden & Education Center, Inc.
  • Hyde Park Food Pop Up
  • Fenway Parent Group
  • Roslindale Food Collective 
2021 honorees
  • Reclaim Roxbury
  • Zahirah Nur Truth of ZNT Arts
  • Hernandez Mutual Aid
  • Turn In. Reach Out.
  • Senior Food Delivery/Hawthorne Youth and Community Center
  • Friends of Melnea Cass Boulevard
  • Friends Of Gertrude Howes Park (FGH)
  • The Honoring Henry Hampton Committee