Swope Dreams Community Impact Challenge



Swope Dreams is offering $25,000 to fund projects to improve residents’ lives in southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. Each individual or team can request up to $5000 to support a project/initiative they believe will enrich and improve their community. Those selected will also have access to our network of mentors who will help champion your idea and provide assistance throughout the project lifecycle.

What are the community categories?

We are open to any ideas that YOU believe will positively impact our communities. Some areas of focus include:

  • Neighborhood beautification
  • Art / Culture
  • Economic empowerment
  • Education
  • Community resilience
  • Public Safety
  • Food Security
  • Housing affordability
  • (But don’t let us limit your imagination)

Who is eligible to apply?

We encourage residents in the NPU-V – Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, and Summerhill/Capitol Homes to apply. However, anyone who resides in the metro Atlanta area is eligible. We encourage anyone with a passion for their community and an idea they would like to see come to life to apply to have their project sponsored. Applicants can be individuals, teams/groups of people, non-profit organizations, or small businesses. Proposals must immediately benefit the SW Atlanta neighborhoods in NPU-V (Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, and Summerhill/Capitol Homes).

What is the application process and deadlines?

Window for applicants to apply opens June 1, 2021 and will close on August 15, 2021. An independent selection committee will select which projects to fund. Winners will be announced on September 1, 2021.


Feel free to reach out to us with questions or to learn more at swopedreams@gmail.com.