Neighborhood Enhancement Grants available – 8/15/16 application deadline

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

Eligibility:

  • 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

Application Procedures:

  • 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 president@marquette-neighborhood.org.