Community Grant Program

QVNA is accepting applications for grant funding during the month of October.  All grant requests must be received by noon on November 1, 2018 at info@qvna.org.

ApplicationClick 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:  Established groups of volunteers,  “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. Applicants are notified of funding decisions following the meeting. Grant recipients will be publicly announced at the Community Meeting in December 2018.

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 December Community Meeting, the grant will not be awarded.

In past 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, as well as improvements Southwark Queen Village Community Garden, Mario Lanza Park, Bodine Street Community Garden, Friends of Shot Tower and others.