MECU Neighborhood Event Grants available for 2014
2/21/2014, 6 a.m.
BALTIMORE Funding is available to bring an exciting and valuable event or service to your neighborhood! The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based nonprofit organizations for the purpose of producing special events.
New for 2014, MECU has increased their support to provide opportunities for more organizations. Eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they serve, such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs and neighborhood clean-ups. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Applications can be found at www.promotionandarts.org; click on the “Grants” tab. The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program is supported by MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization and based in Baltimore City. Proposed events must be free and open to the public. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and judged on the following criteria: the clarity of the objectives for the event and/or project, project design, including budget, and readiness and value of the event. Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement and project budget. For detailed information regarding the guidelines and requirements for the grant program, please reference the application.
Grant recipients must attend a workshop on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The mandatory workshop takes place at the main office of MECU, located at 7 E. Redwood Street, 20th floor, Baltimore, MD.
For more information about the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.