MECU Neighborhood Event Grants available for 2016


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are excited to announce the return of MECU Neighborhood Event Grants for 2016!

Each year, the 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.

“For the fifth year, MECU is proud to be a sponsor of the Neighborhood Event Grants. MECU deeply cares about our community and our focus is to give back,” said Chairman Herman Williams.

Applications and guidelines are available at

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 11, 2016.

MECU Neighborhood Event Grants are a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and are supported by MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union.

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 June 1 and December 31, 2016. 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 in May, exact date to be determined. The mandatory workshop takes place at the main office of MECU, located at 7 E. Redwood Street, 20th floor, Baltimore, MD.

For more information on the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632 or visit