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.

Congrats Community Grant Winners!

Four 2018 Community Grant Award recipients were announced by QVNA President Eleanor Ingersoll at the December 13th Holiday Party. A total of $10,000 was awarded.

The Geography Lady was awarded $400 for an intergenerational geography program.

Fleisher Art Memorial was awarded $1,000 for a teaching assistant to pick-up students participating in its after-school program at Nebinger for their return to home to Courtyard.

Friends of Nebinger was awarded $2,000 for Chromebooks for use by students.

Beck Park was awarded $6,600 for new sidewalks and masonry repair.

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.

A sincere thanks to ALL GRANT APPLICANTS! QVNA is proud of good work being done to improve the quality of life here in Queen Village.