MECU Neighborhood Event Grants

Each year, the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing special events. Thanks to the support of MECU, Baltimore’s credit union, eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they serve, such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs and neighborhood clean-ups.

Applications for the 2018 MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program are now closed. Thank you to the neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for applying. 

Organizations interested in applying for next year’s program can download the how-to guide here.

Event Budget Template - 2018 MECU Neighborhood Event Grant

Application Timeline

August 15, 2017 - Application Open 
October 9, 2017 - Application Deadline
November 10, 2017 - Notification Letters
January 27, 2018 - Mandatory Grant Recipient Workshop
10am-12pm
War Memorial Building
101 N. Gay St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization and based in Baltimore City. Proposed events must be free and open to the public and take place between April 1 and December 31, 2018. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.  Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement and project budget.  Grant recipients must attend a workshop on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21201 from 10am-12pm.

The 2018 MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and made possible by the generous support of MECU and the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development.

For more information on the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program, call 410-752-8632 or contact Symone Audain

MECU Applications

Applications for the 2018 MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program are now closed. Thank you to the neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for applying. 

Organizations interested in applying for next year’s program can download the how-to guide here.​

Event Budget Template - 2018 MECU Neighborhood Event Grant

Application Timeline
August 15, 2017 - Application Open
October 9, 2017 - Application Deadline
November 10, 2017 - Notification Letters
January 27, 2018 - Mandatory Grant Recipient Workshop
10am-12pm
War Memorial Building 
101 N. Gay St, Baltimore, MD 21201

2017 Grant Winners

Click here for a full list of grant recipients.

2016 Grant Winners

Click here for a full list of grant recipients.