Mayor’s Matching Grants

The Mayor’s Matching Grant Program was implemented in 1994 to provide grant funds to neighborhood associations, schools and non-profit organizations that plan and implement projects which address neighborhood needs, improve education and build community pride. The Mayor and City Commissioners believe in the power and creativity of its citizens to address challenges, build communities and develop relationships with fellow neighbors, community partners and local businesses through the Mayor’s Matching Grant Program.

Mayor’s Matching Grant Guidelines for Schools and Nonprofit Organizations
Grants are awarded to schools and non-profit organizations for projects that offer educational enhancement, academic enrichment, crime prevention and anti-violence for our City’s youth.

Mayor’s Matching Grant Guidelines for Neighborhood Organizations
Grants are awarded to neighborhood organizations for projects that implement physical improvements or enhancements, increase public safety or provide educational and cultural opportunities that benefit neighborhood residents.

Update June 15, 2015:
Congratulations to the 19 non-profit organizations, schools and neighborhood associations who were awarded a Mayor’s Matching Grant by Mayor Dyer and the Orlando City Council today! These projects will take place across our City from July 2015 through June 2016.

Name of OrganizationName of ProjectGrant AwardDistrict
Adult Literacy League, Inc.Building Block Basics - What Kids Need to Learn to Read$6,000All
Central Florida Community Arts, Inc.CFCArts Creative Kids "Show Time" (An afterschool program)$5,000All
Central Florida Leadership Academy, Inc.College Bound for Success$1,5004, 5
Colonialtown Neighborhood AssociationColonialtown Website & Signage$1,5004
Conway Falcons Football and Cheerleading League4A - Athletic Academic and Anti-Violence Activities$4,000All
Crescent Park Condominium AssociationLighting and Safety Improvements$5,0001
Downtown CREDO, Inc.Downtown Credo Rally$2,0005
Florida Opera Theatre, Inc.Florida Opera Theatre Youth Company and Training Program$4,000All
Girl Scouts of Citrus CouncilBFF (Be a Friend First) Anti Bullying Program$4,0004
International Fringe Festival of Central Florida, Inc.24th Annual Kids Fringe$5,0006
Mt. Sinai Junior AcademyScience, Technology, Engineering, arts and Math (STEM) Initiative$7,0006
Orange County Library System (Melrose Center)Sewing for STEM$3,500All
Orlando Ballet, Inc.STEPS Program
Orlando Repertory Theatre, Inc.The Second Annual Rockin' REP REC Fest$4,500All
Orlando Rowing ClubDueling Dragons of Orlando Dragon Boat Team/Cops & Kids$6,500All
Professional Opportunities Program for Students, Inc.Creating Peaceful Communities through Youth Asset Building$5,0002, 5
Solvina at la Vina Homeowners' AssociationSolvina at La Vina Entrance Wall$5,0001
Stop the Violence and Embrace, Inc.Stop the Violence and Stop the Bullying Project$6,000All
The National Congress of Black Women (Orlando Chapter)College for Kids$4,0002, 4, 6

Mayor’s Matching Grant Project Spotlight
A highlight of past grant projects 

Contact: Julie Tindall, Community Outreach Coordinator at or 407.246.3275.


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