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.

The Mayor’s Matching Grant Program accepts applications on a year-round basis. Applications received on or before April 29, 2016 will be reviewed for the Spring cycle and applications received on or before October 28, 2016 will be reviewed for the fall cycle.

Update December 14, 2015:
Congratulations to the 26 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 January 2016 through December 2016.

Name of OrganizationName of ProjectGrant AwardDistrict
Arab American Community Center of FloridaYouth Group of Community Leaders
Ashbury Park Homeowners Association Inc.
Peel Ave. Entranceway Project
Asia Trend Inc
Orlando Young Lions
Aspire Health Partners, Inc
The Zebra Youth Ambassador Project
$3,5001, 6
Audubon Park Covenant Church
Art in APark
Bel Air Homeowners Association
Wall and Signage at Weldona/Bahama
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida
Youth Mentoring and Development (Community and Site Based)
Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention (CMWP)
CMWP Youth and Nutrition and Fitness After-School Program
Central Florida National Black MBA Association Inc.
Leaders of Tomorrow
Central Florida Urban League
Collegiate Pathways
Tech Sassy Girlz STEM Club
Country Club Townhouse Estates Property Owner Association, Inc.
Country Lane Entry Upgrade and Enhancement
Devereaux Foundation
Supporting Strong Families
Dover Green Condominium Association
"Fob"ulaus Pool Project
Fresh Breath International Worship Center
Boys 2 Men
Lake Lawsona Fern Creek Historic Neighborhood Association
Lake Lawsona Fern Creek Neighborhood Sign
MAN Up Mentoring Inc
Washington Shores Community Garden - Human & Environmental Sustainability Project
Mills 50 Main Street Company
Mills 50 Art Drain Project
$3,5003, 4
Orange County School Readiness Coalition, Inc
Orlando Cares Preschool Ambassadors
Orlando Day Nursery, Inc
Buddies not Bullies
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Notes in your Neighborhood
South Street Ministry
Supporting Academic Progress Through Summer Programming
Steinway Society of Central Florida
After School Piano Lesson Program
Step In School Inc
Step in the Right Direction
Toni's Touch
Chosen Generation Mentoring Program
$3,0005, 6
Urban Think Foundation, Inc
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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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