Apply for a Community Grant

Spring 2019 QVNA Community Grant Program

QVNA is now accepting applications for grant funding.  All applications must be received by noon on March 1, 2019 at grants@qvna.org.

Application:  Click here.

Our Community Grant Program provides funding to help improve the quality of life of Queen Village residents.  We accept grant requests for a wide range of projects and programs, such as enhancing parks, gardens, playgrounds, educational programs, neighborhood safety, clean & green projects, and historic preservation. 

Eligibility:  Groups of neighbors who are planning a project to improve the neighborhood and are committed to completing it; “Friends of” groups; community gardens; schools; facilities and organizations that impact Queen Village and its residents.

Evaluation Criteria:  The QVNA Grants Committee evaluates applications based on the:

  1. Degree to which the proposed project meets a community need;
  2. Clarity of the project description;
  3. Budget detail that reflects well-defined needs and reasonable costs; and
  4. Capacity of applicant organization to complete the project.

Process:  QVNA’s Grants Committee will review all applications and make funding recommendations to the QVNA Board. All applicants will notified of funding decisions prior to any public announcement. Grant recipients will be publicly announced at the Community Meeting in May 2019.

Grant disbursement:  Grant recipients have twelve months to use (or lose) the grant money. More information is provided on page 2 of the application.

NOTE:  If a neighborhood DonorsChoose.org project is awarded a grant and the project is fully funded by the May Community Meeting, the grant will not be awarded.

In December 2018 QVNA awarded four grants, totalling $10,000. In prior years, 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, after-school programs, intergenerational educational programs, as well as improvements Southwark Queen Village Community Garden, Beck Park, Mario Lanza Park, Bodine Street Community Garden, Friends of Shot Tower and others.