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2018 Project

In-Kind Grants to Houston, Texas Nonprofits
for Repairs and Renovations to Public Spaces

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Foundation / Corporation

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Houston Improvement Project (HIP)

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In-kind grants valued up to $50,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations for contracting work to renovate classrooms, community spaces, gardens, and performance spaces in inner city Houston. Funding will be used to hire contractors for cosmetic repairs, such as ceiling, tile, or flooring, and minor electrical work. Volunteers help out with managing the overall project, designing the concept, panting, installing furniture and furnishings, etc. Funding is intended to give children, adults, and seniors a place to thrive, grow and learn.

This space is not limited to classrooms, gardens, playgrounds, multi-use space, computer labs, libraries, and theaters. The span of the project may include painting walls, installing new floors, installing lighting fixtures, ceiling tiles, mural or art installation, new theater space, creative aging art space, installation of new books/computers/smart boards/desks and chairs/furniture, building gardens, improving playgrounds of all ages. Creative ideas are encouraged.

At this time, HIP does projects that are considered cosmetic, i.e. - it does not do jobs that need to pull permits with the City of Houston. During the renovation process, if major damage is found in the space (water/termite/mold/fire/wear and tear, etc.), it is the responsibility of the nonprofit to investigate and repair these areas.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182433

Estimated Size of Grant:

The winning applicant will get the opportunity to have a space of their choosing renovated in a project valued up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

HIP hopes to have a February-August planning/fundraising period and a September-November volunteer/construction period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You must be a nonprofit organization that owns a space within the Houston city limits.

This project cannot include kitchens, bathrooms, swimming pools, animal facilities and outdoor sports facilities. This also cannot be a rebuild of a completely or nearly demolished space or an empty or abandoned lot or building. Proposals requesting these facilities will automatically be disqualified. HIP is also not a custodial service - they are not here to clean.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due January 15, 2018. The top 3 applicants must be available for site visits the week of January 29th, 2018. The winner will be determined February 2018.


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Houston