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 September 14, 2015:
The Mayor’s Matching Grant Application Cycle is now open! Register to attend one of 6 Application Workshops. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015.
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 Organization||Name of Project||Grant Award||District|
|Adult Literacy League, Inc.||Building Block Basics - What Kids Need to Learn to Read||$6,000||All|
|Central Florida Community Arts, Inc.||CFCArts Creative Kids "Show Time" (An afterschool program)||$5,000||All|
|Central Florida Leadership Academy, Inc.||College Bound for Success||$1,500||4, 5|
|Colonialtown Neighborhood Association||Colonialtown Website & Signage||$1,500||4|
|Conway Falcons Football and Cheerleading League||4A - Athletic Academic and Anti-Violence Activities||$4,000||All|
|Crescent Park Condominium Association||Lighting and Safety Improvements||$5,000||1|
|Downtown CREDO, Inc.||Downtown Credo Rally||$2,000||5|
|Florida Opera Theatre, Inc.||Florida Opera Theatre Youth Company and Training Program||$4,000||All|
|Girl Scouts of Citrus Council||BFF (Be a Friend First) Anti Bullying Program||$4,000||4|
|International Fringe Festival of Central Florida, Inc.||24th Annual Kids Fringe||$5,000||6|
|Mt. Sinai Junior Academy||Science, Technology, Engineering, arts and Math (STEaM) Initiative||$7,000||6|
|Orange County Library System (Melrose Center)||Sewing for STEM||$3,500||All|
|Orlando Ballet, Inc.||STEPS Program||$4,500||3|
|Orlando Repertory Theatre, Inc.||The Second Annual Rockin' REP REC Fest||$4,500||All|
|Orlando Rowing Club||Dueling Dragons of Orlando Dragon Boat Team/Cops & Kids||$6,500||All|
|Professional Opportunities Program for Students, Inc.||Creating Peaceful Communities through Youth Asset Building||$5,000||2, 5|
|Solvina at la Vina Homeowners' Association||Solvina at La Vina Entrance Wall||$5,000||1|
|Stop the Violence and Embrace, Inc.||Stop the Violence and Stop the Bullying Project||$6,000||All|
|The National Congress of Black Women (Orlando Chapter)||College for Kids||$4,000||2, 4, 6|
Mayor’s Matching Grant Project Spotlight
A highlight of past grant projects
Contact: Julie Tindall, Community Outreach Coordinator at Julie.Tindall@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.3275.