Community Grant Program

QVNA’s  Community Grant Program enables residents of Queen Village to create or enhance projects and programs that improve the quality of life in our neighborhood. Grant funding varies from year to year.

Our Grants Committee is chaired by Kathy Dilonardo.  The opening of each grant cycle is announced through eNews, Facebook. and this website.

Who is eligible:  All established groups in Queen Village (QVNA committees, “Friends of” groups, garden groups, parks, schools, etc.) as well as newly forming groups, or committees.

What can get funded? QVNA accepts grant requests of $500 or more. The range of projects can include greening, sustainability, historic preservation, beautification, safety, schools/education, health—any project that affects quality of life issues for residents of Queen Village will be considered.

Process:  Applications will be reviewed by the Grants Committee. Additional information will be solicited as needed during the evaluation process. The Committee will make funding recommendations to the QVNA Board. Those selected for grants will be notified by email following the meeting and publicly announced.

When a grant request is approved, the recipient has twelve months to use (or lose) the grant money. QVNA grant money is disbursed to grant recipients through the reimbursement of expenses directly related to the program or project funded by the grant.

QVNA will reimburse the grant recipient up to the total amount of the grant when receipts are provided that prove the expenditures

QVNA does not give money for DonorsChoose projects if they have funding by the time grant recipients are announced.

In the past, QVNA grants have helped to fund projects like the Fulton Street Mural, a joint quality of life signage project with Paradigm Gallery and local street artist Kid Hazo, scholastic endeavors at Meredith and Nebinger Elementary, as well as improvements Southwark Queen Village Community Garden, Mario Lanza Park, Bodine Street Community Garden, Friends of Shot Tower and others.