City of Orlando - Office of Community Affairs
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Orlando, Florida schools, nonprofit organizations, and tax-exempt faith-based organizations to promote academic achievement and prevent youth crime. Funding is intended to support programs and projects taking place outside of school hours that offer educational enrichment, combat youth violence, and connect youth with a positive pro-social peer group.
The Mayor’s Matching Grant Program provides schools and nonprofit organizations with resources to implement projects they typically would not be able to fund.
Eligible projects must meet the following criteria:
- Take place within the City of Orlando limits and provide a public benefit to the residents in the City of Orlando.
- Offer educational enhancement, academic enrichment or provide youth programming in crime prevention and anti-violence that address the needs of the targeted population. Project funds must be used for activities that directly support the accomplishment of the project purpose, priorities and expected outcomes. All expenditures must be consistent with the approved application.
- Have goals which can be accomplished in 12 months or less
- Involve adult supervised activities during non-school hours
Successful grant proposals should represent innovative and promising ideas, reach a significant number of children or youth, and demonstrate broad-based community support. Program Areas include:
Youth Crime Prevention - Programs and projects with youth programming in crime prevention or anti-violence to improve public safety, reduce crime and invest in the foundation of safe communities through Prevention, Rehabilitation, Developmental Asset Building, and/or Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).
For additional information on eligible program expenses, see http://www.cityoforlando.net/oca/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2019/04/MMG_Guidelines-and-Eligibility-for-Schools-and-Nonprofit-Organizations.pdf#page=4.
Academic Enrichment and Educational Enhancement - These activities must facilitate a comprehensive and engaging learning environment that connects youth with a positive pro-social peer group.
For additional information on eligible program expenses, see http://www.cityoforlando.net/oca/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2019/04/MMG_Guidelines-and-Eligibility-for-Schools-and-Nonprofit-Organizations.pdf#page=6.
GrantWatch ID#: 179417
Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. Requests may be made in increments of $500.
Eligible projects have goals which can be accomplished in 12 months or less.
Spring cycle Grant Term: June 1, 2019 – November 30, 2020
Fall cycle Grant Term: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed application documents may be e-mailed to the Office of Community Affairs at:
Completed applications may be delivered in person to the Office of Community Affairs, located on the 2nd floor of Orlando City Hall (400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801).
Mail completed applications to: Mayor’s Matching Grant Program, City of Orlando, P.O. Box 4990, Orlando, Florida 32802-4990.
Julie Tindall, Community Outreach Coordinator
For Orange County Public Schools: For assistance or further information, call the GDS office at 407.317.3303.
Visit http://www2.cityoforlando.net/orlandoinformationlocator/ to determine if project location is within Orlando city limits.
USA: Florida: Orlando