Love Where You Live … Today!

Making Elkhart County’s Vibrant Neighborhoods even better

Neighborhoods are the lifeblood of Elkhart County’s communities. From getting together for backyard barbecues, helping each other out while raking leaves, or just watching our kids grow up together, our neighbors often become our best friends.

Building stronger connections

To foster a spirit of community kinship and neighborliness, the Vibrant Neighborhoods initiative offers education, resources and microgrants to help groups of people who live close to each other come together. Vibrant Neighborhoods commit to doing three things:

  1. Get to know each other better.
  2. Do some things together that are enjoyable and fun.
  3. Make where they live a little nicer looking.

Dream up a little (or big) idea

Get your neighbors together for something you’ve all always wanted to do. In 2021 we gave micro-grants of $500 to help you make it happen. Plans for 2022 are still in the works. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest details.

WATCH: Get the lowdown on Vibrant Neighborhoods

For a primer on what Vibrant Neighborhoods is all about, watch this Zoom meeting from October 29, 2020.

8:58 – Daniela Panetta of LaCasa on Sustainable Engagement

20:11 – Bernice Radle of Buffalove Development on Using Small Scale to Build Vibrant Communities

49:57 – Sally Bawtinheimer of Strong Avenue Neighborhood Association

Vibrant Communities CCR, October 29, 2020