QVNA’s 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, clean & green projects, block beautification, and historic preservation. We also accept grant applications for in-school, after-school, and summer academic and/or learning enrichment programs.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 13, 2020 at noon.
QVNA’s Spring 2020 grant recipients will be announced at in June.
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:
- Degree to which the proposed project meets a community need;
- Clarity of the project description;
- Budget detail that reflects well-defined needs and reasonable costs; and
- 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 2020 QVNA awarded three grants, totalling $6,500. In prior years, QVNA grants have helped to fund projects like the Fulton Street Mural, sidewalk replacement at Beck Park, scholastic endeavors at Meredith and Nebinger Elementary, after-school programs, intergenerational educational programs, as well as improvements Southwark Queen Village Community Garden, Mario Lanza Park, Bodine Street Community Garden, Friends of Shot Tower and others.