FDA Raises Money to Give Back to Our Community
The Grants committee works with local non-profit organizations, Fan District school Parent Teacher Associations, and other groups interested in projects that improve the life and environment of the Fan.
The grants committee is comprised of volunteers from the FDA and its Board. The Committee receives, reviews and researches grant requests and makes recommendations to the FDA Board regarding grant approvals. The FDA Board makes the final decisions regarding which grants are awarded.
The Community Grants program is a vital part of the FDA’s service to the Fan residents. The FDA’s community grants provide a means of reinvesting in our community and of contributing to the vibrancy and spirit of Fan living. These grants support Fan capital and park projects, neighborhood beautification efforts, Fan-based cultural, educational and human service organizations, and other Fan District enhancements.
Individuals and organizations seeking funds through a community grant must complete an online application. Grant applications can be submitted starting in June each year and are received up until February 28th of the following year. During the months of March and April, the grant applications are reviewed, researched, and recommended for approval. Approved grants are awarded at the Annual FDA meeting in May.
The FDA gave away just over $25,000 this year in its Community Grants program. This year’s approved grants include: