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MECU neighborhood event grants available for 2015

Neighborhoods and community-based non-profits can receive up to $1,000

2/13/2015, 6 a.m.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are excited to announce the return of MECU ...

— Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are excited to announce the return of MECU Neighborhood Event Grants for 2015! Each year, the program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing special events.

Thanks to the support of MECU, 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.

“MECU is proud of its sponsorship of the Neighborhood Event Grants. This will be the fourth year we have helped so many of our community organizations in Baltimore reach the people they serve,” said Herman Williams Jr., Chairman of the Board. “As Baltimore’s Credit Union, we have a commitment to help develop strong communities and this grant program lets us reach every corner of the City.”

Applications and guidelines are available at www.promotionandarts.org; click on the “Grants” tab. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5p.m.

MECU Neighborhood Event Grants are a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and are supported by MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union.

*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.

*Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement and project budget.

*Grant recipients must attend a workshop on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The mandatory workshop takes place at the main office of MECU, located at 7 E. Redwood Street, 20th floor, Baltimore, MD.

For more information on the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.