MNA has made available a total of $5,000 in 2016 to assist at-risk Marquette families and individuals by providing support to neighborhood projects and non-profit organizations.
Project Areas of Focus:
- homeless children and families
- low-income families
- low-income seniors
- programs that will be given priority include: affordable housing, at-risk youth mentoring and other support programs, emergency funding for families in crisis, and housing/meal support for low-income seniors
- 501(c)3 organizations with projects that address focus areas in the Marquette neighborhood. Non-profits headquartered within Marquette will be given special priority.
- individuals and groups without 501(c)3 status that can demonstrate a successful program that meets the project areas of focus and serves the Marquette Neighborhood
- funds are available for program and capital projects
- funds are not available for endowments, general operating expenses, religious purposes, or lobbying efforts
- innovative and creative ideas are welcomed
- name, organization, address, email, and phone number of applicant
- name of the project and time frame for completion, including key milestones
- brief description of the project – purpose, goals, and the audience to be served by the program
- project budget (including other sources of funding)
- tax exempt award letter, if applying as a 501(c)3 organization
- proposals should be no more than 2 pages, plus a budget
Priority will be given to projects that:
- foster collaboration among individuals, organizations, and/or businesses
- demonstrate capacity for matching funds or have already secured other funding sources
- promote community resident participation and engagement
- encourage diversity through activities supported by the project
End of Project Report: MNA requires a one-page project report showing how the objectives were achieved and the funds were spent.
Project Submission Date: Applications are due by August 15, 2016 and should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.