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 Organization||Name of Project||Grant Award||District|
|Arab American Community Center of Florida||Youth Group of Community Leaders||$2,000||ALL|
|Ashbury Park Homeowners Association Inc.||Peel Ave. Entranceway Project||$5,000||4|
|Asia Trend Inc||Orlando Young Lions||$3,500||ALL|
|Aspire Health Partners, Inc||The Zebra Youth Ambassador Project||$3,500||1, 6|
|Audubon Park Covenant Church||Art in APark||$2,500||3|
|Bel Air Homeowners Association||Wall and Signage at Weldona/Bahama||$5,000||4|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida||Youth Mentoring and Development (Community and Site Based)||$5,000||ALL|
|Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention (CMWP)||CMWP Youth and Nutrition and Fitness After-School Program||$5,000||5|
|Central Florida National Black MBA Association Inc.||Leaders of Tomorrow||$2,500||ALL|
|Central Florida Urban League||iDream/iReality||$4,000||ALL|
|Collegiate Pathways||Tech Sassy Girlz STEM Club||$5,000||ALL|
|Country Club Townhouse Estates Property Owner Association, Inc.||Country Lane Entry Upgrade and Enhancement||$5,000||3|
|Devereaux Foundation||Supporting Strong Families||$3,000||6|
|Dover Green Condominium Association||"Fob"ulaus Pool Project||$5,000||1|
|Fresh Breath International Worship Center||Boys 2 Men||$3,000||5|
|Lake Lawsona Fern Creek Historic Neighborhood Association||Lake Lawsona Fern Creek Neighborhood Sign||$5,000||4|
|MAN Up Mentoring Inc||Washington Shores Community Garden - Human & Environmental Sustainability Project||$2,500||6|
|Mills 50 Main Street Company||Mills 50 Art Drain Project||$3,500||3, 4|
|Orange County School Readiness Coalition, Inc||Orlando Cares Preschool Ambassadors||$5,500||ALL|
|Orlando Day Nursery, Inc||Buddies not Bullies||$2,500||5|
|Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra||Notes in your Neighborhood||$5,500||2|
|South Street Ministry||Supporting Academic Progress Through Summer Programming||$4,000||4|
|Steinway Society of Central Florida||After School Piano Lesson Program||$5,000||5|
|Step In School Inc||Step in the Right Direction||$3,000||6|
|Toni's Touch||Chosen Generation Mentoring Program||$3,000||5, 6|
|Urban Think Foundation, Inc||Page 15: Parramore, After School Language Arts & Homework Room||$5,000||5|
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.