Three New Community Grants Awarded

Queen Village Neighbors Association’s  Board of Directors has awarded grants totalling $10,000 for three worthy projects. Queen Village’s Community Grant Program provides funding for projects and programs that help improve neighborhood quality of life. Congratulations to our three recipients:

Friends of Beck Park was awarded $7,000 for masonry repair and restoration of the park’s low brick garden walls, both for safety and aesthetic reasons. Beck Park is located at the corner of 2nd and Beck streets. Friends of Beck Park is a group of nearby neighbors who volunteer to beautify and care for this small pocket park.

Nebinger Parent Teacher Association (PTA) was awarded $2,000 to assist in the purchase of 46 lockers for incoming middle school students. QVNA’s grant, combined with other PTA fundraising efforts, helps achieve Nebinger’s goal of having one individual locker assigned to each of the 80 additional 7th- and 8th graders in the coming school year.

Fleisher Art Memorial was awarded a $1,000 to provide Art Care Kits for 40 Queen Village youth to use at home during the pandemic.  Each kit contains a box of art supplies and lesson plans so young artists have the tools and supplies they need for positive self-expression at home. Recipients are being encouraged to share their artwork on Instagram @fleishercommunity.

Before making funding recommendations to the Board of Directors, QVNA’s Grants Committee reviewed all applications using the program’s published criteria. Thank you, Grant Committee Chair Kathy Dilonardo and committee members Matthew Atkins, Sarah Davis and Mike McPhilmy for your volunteer service.

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.