QVNA Announces Five Spring Grant Recipients

Five 2019 Community Grant Award recipients were announced by QVNA President Eleanor Ingersoll at the May 15th Volunteer Celebration. A total of $10,000 was awarded.

Horace F. Furness High School, Queen Village’s public high school, was awarded $3,500 to help develop a multimedia center for students and a Parent/Community Resource Center.

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Horace Furness High School Principal Dan Peou accepts the grant which will be used for the school’s new multi-media center and Parent/Community Resource Center.

Philly PACK was awarded $2,100 to provide three tuitions to its two-week Summer Theatre Production Intensive for Nebinger Elementary students.

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Philly PACK theatre & dance company’s Director Jessica Noel accepted the grant which will be used to provide three student tuitions to its two-week Summer Theatre Intensive Program.

Shot Tower Advisory Council was awarded $2,000 to provide two eight-week summer camp tuitions and to defray camp expenses.

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Shot Tower Advisory Council Treasurer Liz Mester accepts a community grant to provide two tutions to its eight-week summer camp and to help defray camp expenses.

Queen Village Tree Tenders was awarded $1,500 for the removal of hazardous dead trees and old stumps from tree pits.

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Queen Village Tree Tenders Chair Dan Gibbons accepts a $1,500 grant to remove dead trees and tree stumps from curbside tree pits prior to the planting of new flowering trees.

Friends of Moyamensing Point was awarded $900 for supplies and expenses related to park maintenance, planting materials, and use of the park area, including the Group’s annual Phestivus event.

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Friends of Moyamensing Park’s Pat Bigley, John and Maureen Weir, John Koger, and Tim Graham accept a $900 grant to provide planting materials and to pay for supplies expenses to maintain and improve the park at 2nd & Moyamensing Avenue.
Grant award decisions were based on the degree to which the proposed project meets a community need, the clarity of the project description budget detail that reflects well-defined needs and reasonable costs, and the capacity of the applicant organization to complete the project within one year.
QVNA’s Community Grant Program provides funding to help improve the quality of life of Queen Village residents.  Grant requests are accepted for a wide range of projects and programs, such as enhancing parks, gardens, playgrounds, educational programs, neighborhood safety, clean & green projects, and historic preservation.

 

Community Grants to be announced May 15

Please join us on Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm as we announce the recipients of QVNA’s Spring 2019 Community Grants!

This important announcement takes place during QVNA’s Volunteer Celebration Party at O’Neals Pub, 611 South 3rd Street (6-9pm).

QVNA’s Community Grant Program provides funding to groups of neighbors who are planning a project to improve the neighborhood and enhance 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. 

Grant applications are evaluated by the QVNA Grants Committee 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 
  4. Capacity of applicant organization to complete the project

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, Beck Street Park, Bodine Street Community Garden, Friends of Shot Tower and others.