INFUSION COMMUNITY GRANTS
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has designated funding to Fusion Partnerships to facilitate a community led 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 --InFusion Community Grants
The next deadline for proposals is 5pm Friday, October 20th, 2017.
Grants may be handwritten or typed. As you fill out the form, you may find that you need or want to write more than the space provided. Please add additional pages with headings if necessary.
Mail Grant Submission
You may mail your application to the address below. We will accept the application as long as it is postmarked no later than Friday October 20, 2017. Applications can be submitted before the deadline. We will provide you with confirmation that we have received your grant proposal.
inFusion Community Grants Program
1601 Guilford Ave. 2 South
Baltimore, MD 21202
Drop -off Grant submission
All materials must be submitted on 8 ½” x 11” sheets of paper. Staple or paper clip application materials. Please submit 1 copy of your proposal. Completed application materials must be received at Fusion Partnerships by 5pm on Friday October 20, 2017. Applications can be submitted before the deadline. We will provide you with confirmation that we have received your grant proposal. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. Please do not submit cds/dvds, flashdrives or any materials larger than 8 ½” x 11”.
Fusion Partnerships Office Entrance is :
Ring Doorbell #12
Email Grant Submission
You may send your application as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday October 20, 2017. Applications can be submitted before the deadline. We will provide you with confirmation that we have received your grant proposal.
For a digital copy of the grant please go to https://goo.gl/ZCSbhE . You will have to download this document as a word document. The format may change once downloaded as a word document. As long as the content of your grant is clear we will accept it.
Potential Grantee Interviews
The Small Grants Committee may request an interview to be held at the Fusion Office before final decisions are made. Please make sure that at least one team member of your project is available Saturday November 11, 2017 10am-12pm for an interview if contacted.
GRANT INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE SESSIONS (Strongly Encouraged)
September 21st 6pm-8pm @ MICA PLACE 814 N. Collington Ave. Baltimore, MD 21205
October 5th 6pm-8pm @ MICA PLACE 814 N. Collington Ave. Baltimore, MD 21205
inFusion Community Grants Program awards grants between $500-$2500 to neighborhood based groups that address one or more of InFusion Community Grants 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/1FGJsh