of the Community Mini-Grants Program
Investing in the grassroots efforts
of volunteer community groups who have the capability, desire and drive
to produce positive results in the community is our mission. Through this
investment, Mini-Grants have the potential to develop the skills and confidence
of concerned people who continue to seek solutions to emerging issues facing
our communities as well as recognizing existing talents & strengths
within the community. This community building results in the empowerment
of our citizens.
In short, success leads to more
Goal of the Community
The Goal of the Community Building
Mini-Grants Program is to provide small grants to emerging or existing
grassroots groups or organizations that focus efforts on locally-identified
needs and concerns. Any grassroots-based efforts that strive to improve,
strengthen, and build community to enhance neighborhood life will be considered.
is Given to Projects Which:
1. Increase, and encourage grassroots-based
community groups who are involved in developing and implementing their
own solutions to community-identified problems. 2. Bring community groups
together working towards a common goal through community based volunteer,
self-help efforts. 3. Develop or have the capability to develop relationships
with other community organizations and institutions that strengthen and
build a stronger, healthier community. 4. Demonstrate a keen interest in
the community along with increasing their ability to be truly representative
of and accountable to the community they serve. 5. Provide evidence of
broad support within the community they represent; become recognized as
the leader in their effort. 6. Are community based in the Greater New Bedford
area that work to improve the quality of life for a broader community.
7. Display an interest in improving their own leadership, organizational
and project management skills by participating in training opportunities.
Thank You Mini-Grants
Thank you to the Greater New Bedford
United Way Mini- Grants Program. This program is made possible through
a partnership of the Greater New Bedford United Way, the Island Foundation
and People Acting in Community Endeavors (P.A.C.E.).
Contact Claudia Kirk at the Greater
New Bedford United Way for an application and details
1- 508-994-9625 ext. 22
Without this grant, this newsletter
would not be possible!