Hazelwood Mini-Grant Opportunity


The Endowments’ Learning Team met with Hazelwood community leaders and residents to learn more about the neighborhood strengths, needs and challenges. The Hazelwood Mini-Grants program was unveiled, which provides funding for work that supports family and child well-being and holistic education. (Photo by Sean Means)

As one of three grantmaking strategic areas of the Heinz Endowments, Learning is soliciting mini-grant applications for projects in Hazelwood that align with one or more of two priority areas in Hazelwood: Family and Child Well-being & Holistic Education.

Learning’s financial commitments in Hazelwood will support collective community-based and community-driven activities by a cross section of grantees focused on working together towards mutual goals and metrics to support families and children.

Awards for the Hazelwood neighborhood initiative mini-grants will not exceed $25,000.00 and all applicants must be registered as a 501c3 to do business in Pennsylvania. Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Feasibility of design and technical approach
  • Reaching target groups and impact on target group
  • Collaboration with neighborhood residents and neighborhood non-profits
  • Operational capacity
  • Previous experience
  • Cost efficiency

Complete the Endowments’ online Hazelwood Mini-Grant Application. (Be sure to read the instructions for this form.) The application will be available July 19, 2017.

All applications are due Friday, September 8, 2017.

IMPORTANT DATES:

July 19, 2017        Mini-grant released.

July 31 - Aug. 31  Technical assistance available (phone & online) Contact Laura and Christopher

Aug. 12, 2017        Youth Conversations
                               Fire Fighters Union Hall
                               120 Flowers Avenue
                               Ages 9-15: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                               Ages 16-21: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                               Lunch from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for BOTH groups

Aug. 17 - 18         On-site technical assistance available. Location TBD. 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Appointments required. Contact Laura.

Sept. 8, 2017        Deadline for submission of application

Oct. 6, 2017          Notification of awards

Oct. 25, 2017        Grant award

Apr. 30, 2018        Mid-year meeting - all grantees, progress reports due

March 1, 2018       End of grant term (6 or 12 months)
Oct. 30, 2018

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