Grants and Funding

The QVNA Community Grant Program enables residents of Queen Village to execute projects that will improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.

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 will accept grant requests for projects starting at $500. 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 acknowledged publicly at the QVNA end-of-year social event (spring cycle) or QVNA holiday party (fall cycle).

Please note that funding will be allocated as a reimbursement or direct payment for items. QVNA will 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.