One South Euclid offers Mini-Grants
Small grants support community projects
One South Euclid’s mini-grant program is back after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic. Starting today, resident and business groups can apply for small grants to support community projects. Up to $500 can be awarded for neighborhood beautification, events, or other initiatives in support of South Euclid.
"These grants are meant to provide support for South Euclid residents and organizations who have great ideas to bring people together and beautify our community,” says Annette Iwamoto, Executive Director of One South Euclid. “We are excited to see what ideas our neighbors have and to be able to help them meet our city’s motto to Come Together and Thrive,” she says.
“When we speak of community groups,” she continued, “it runs the gamut. It could be a group of businesses or youth-led groups. It can even mean four or five neighbors getting together to plan their street’s block party. Having 501(c)3 status is not required.”
According to Iwamoto, there are requirements attached to the grants, which do not exceed $500. All projects require a 20% match by the recipient to demonstrate support and buy-in. The 20% can be in cash, volunteer hours, or can be donations, such as space or supplies. To be considered for a grant, applications must be completed by midnight on Friday, April 15. Funds must be used for projects that are completed by the end of 2022 and are reimbursement based. To apply, go to www.onesoutheuclid.org/mini-grants.