The 2014-15 Community Grants cycle announced

The Park Slope Civic Council awards community grants each year, funded by the Civic Council’s annual House Tour. The Council is delighted to support our local organizations, as they reflect the variety of active, creative groups in Park Slope and contribute greatly to our community’s diversity and vitality.

Grant applications for 2014-15 are now available. Download the application here.  Note that the new format for submittals is entirely online via email. The deadline for submitting applications is November 15, 2014. Recipients will be notified in early 2015.

Please let us know immediately if you submitted an application and did not receive an email confirming receipt. Large files with multiple attachments  may not be coming through as a single email. . . . Also, please cc on all emails re grants.

 Application Guidelines:

  1. Applicants must serve the greater Park Slope community, and must be non-profit/non-commercial organizations whose services, programs, and projects are open to residents of Park Slope.
  2. The Civic Council does not provide funds for operating costs of ongoing programs or projects. Priority is given to new projects which would not be fully funded in other ways, and which benefit significant numbers of people in Park Slope.
  3. There are two types of grant: Regular grants and a single Community Builder grant. A group may apply for either type, but not for both, during a grant cycle. The Grants Committee reserves the right to re-assign an application to a different category if deemed appropriate.
    a. Regular grants (typically $500 or less) may be used with existing resources or as “seed” money to help underwrite new community projects. The number of grants awarded in this category will vary, depending on the quality of the requests and the funds available.
    b. One Community Builder grant (about $2000) will be offered annually to enable a new project of special merit that could not be done without our help. Applications for this grant will be competitive and will be scrutinized more strictly. The award will be made to the most qualified applicant, or, if no application meets the Committee’s standard, the funds may be withheld 
for a subsequent grant cycle.
  4. Grant monies must be used within one year from the date of any award unless advance permission is given.
  5. Organizations receiving grants will be asked to provide a short progress report at the end of the year.