COMMUNITY INFUSION SMALL GRANTS
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has designated funding to Fusion Partnerships to coordinate a pilot small grants program in East Baltimore. This program is unique from other small grants programs for two main reasons:
The committee that reviews all grant proposals and gives final approval is comprised entirely of residents from the C.A.R.E., McElderry, and Middle East Communities.
The projects proposed for consideration must be led by residents of these communities.
This grantmaking process is based on similar grassroots grantmaking programs in Cleveland, Detroit, and Atlanta, and has been refined by residents in the C.A.R.E., McElderry, and Middle East Communities to better serve the specific needs of their neighborhoods. The residents in collaboration with Fusion Partnerships have also developed the program’s name --Community inFusion.
The next deadline for proposals is October 17 2016.
Community inFusion awards grants between $500-$2500 to neighborhood based groups that address one or more of Community inFusion’s goals.
Grants are limited to initiatives and projects being held in C.A.R.E., McElderry Park, and Middle East Communities.
Only one grant (maximum $2500) will be awarded to any one project. Grant duration is up to one year. Groups may receive only one grant within a one year time period.
Projects must be neighborhood specific. Groups must be comprised of neighborhood residents and the project must be held in that same neighborhood. Organizations may join the efforts as support for proposed projects, but not as project leaders.
Here is the link to the full grant application and guidelines: https://goo.gl/E9LkUs