City of Orlando, Florida
Julie Tindall, Community Outreach Coordinator
City of Orlando
400 S. Orange Avenue
P.O. Box 4990
Orlando, FL 32802-4990
- Youth Development, Youth Programs
- Public Safety
- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
- Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Maximum Grant Amount
The City of Orlando is accepting applications to the Mayor’s Matching Grant program. Past funded projects have ranged from banners, entrance beautification, and science clubs, to puppet shows that teach kids bullying prevention.
Other projects have included movies in the park, wayfinding signage, and vegetable gardens.
There are two categories of grants offered through the program- grants for neighborhood organizations (neighborhood, resident owner, condominium and homeowner associations) and grants for schools and non-profit organizations. The organization’s match may come in the form of cash donations, volunteer labor (sweat equity), or in-kind goods or service donations toward the project.
Neighborhood projects must fall into one of three categories: physical improvements, public safety or educational and cultural initiatives with awards ranging from $500 to $5,000.
Awards for schools and non-profits (including religious institutions) range from $1,000 to $10,000 and must be used on a specific youth-oriented project or program that improves academic achievement, reduces youth crime and invests in the foundation of safe communities.
The Mayor’s Matching Grant Program accepts applications on a year-round basis.
- Applications received on or before September 30, 2022 will be reviewed for funding in fall cycle (Grant term: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023) - was extended to October 7, due to Hurricane Ian.
- Applications received on or before Friday, March 31, 2023 will be reviewed for funding in the Spring cycle (Grant Term: June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024).
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 10/6/2022
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