Grant Money Available for Columbus Neighborhoods
January 14, 2012 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #89844
Grant Money Available to Help Celebrate Role of Neighborhoods in Columbus Bicentennial
(Columbus) — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), in association with the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and 200Columbus The Bicentennial organization, today announced that the second round of grants is available to non-profit organizations to commemorate Columbus’ Bicentennial year and the role of neighborhoods in the shaping of Columbus’ past, present and future.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has invested $200,000 to help inspire neighborhoods across seven counties to get involved in celebrating the 200th birthday of Columbus. The program is administered by GCAC (Greater Columbus Arts Council), and applicants must be non-profit organizations, including neighborhood associations, schools, churches and arts, cultural and civic groups.
“The Columbus Bicentennial seeks to create a community that is more inspired and proud of the increasing vitality of Columbus,” said Milt Baughman, President of GCAC. “Chase is helping us to accomplish one of the core goals of the Bicentennial—engaging and promoting the neighborhoods that are the building blocks of our great city.”
Winning projects will receive grants in the amount of $500 to $10,000. All central Ohio neighborhoods in Franklin County and six contiguous counties—Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union—are eligible to seek grant funding.
Participants are urged to explore the role their specific neighborhood has played in the city’s 200-year history. The program encourages cultural, educational, diverse and multigenerational activities including legacy projects, works of art, customized performances, or other creative programs and activities.
Funding will be based on (among other criteria): level of collaboration among multiple residents and organizations, commitment to raise matching funds and in-kind support for the project, sustainable aspects of the project, and thematic consistency with the overall 200Columbus celebration.
Applications for the second round of grants are due on Wednesday, February 15, and must be sent electronically. A link to the forms can be found at http://www.200Columbus.com.
In addition, GCAC will hold an informational session for organizations interested in learning more about the application guidelines, criteria and the award process. The session will be held on Tuesday, January 17 at 6 pm at the Jazz Academy, located on the 4th floor of the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long Street.January 14, 2012 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #477120
A bit of an odd promotion, I think this money would be well spent representing all Columbus neighborhoods and an event in each.April 16, 2012 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #477121
Here’s the things that were funded with the second round of grants:
GCAC & Chase Announce 2nd Round of Grants to Help Neighborhoods Celebrate Columbus’s 200th Birthday
(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and JPMorgan Chase Foundation are pleased to announce the second and final round of grant recipients for the Chase 200Columbus Neighborhood Grant program.
Twenty-three projects throughout Columbus were funded totaling $110,000. Fifty-seven applications were received. Fourteen applications were awarded funding totaling $90,000 in the first round announced last fall. Award winning grants help fulfill the mission of the Bicentennial of honoring the past, celebrating the present, and envisioning the future.
“I want to congratulate all these worthy recipients and thank JPMorgan Chase Foundation and GCAC for this investment in our community,” Mayor Michael B. Coleman said. “These are projects that will enhance Columbus, and these well-deserved grants will help make them possible.”
Grant recipients, projects and amounts include:
Alkebulan dba Juneteenth Ohio: 22nd Annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival. ($6,000)
Barack Community Recreation Center: “Pride on the South Side” An Academy of the Arts and Creative Minds. ($2,500)
Columbus Italian Festival: 2012 Columbus Italian Festival. ($6,500)
Columbus Metropolitan Library: Summer Reading Club 2012 – Have A Blast! Read. Celebrate 200 Years of Columbus Fun. ($5,000)
Fairfield County Historical Parks: Lithopolis Road Legacy. ($3,000)
Forest Park Civic Association: Forest Park Civic Association’s 50th Anniversary. ($5,500)
Friends of Doo Dah: 29th Annual Doo Dah Parade. ($3,000)
Friends of Goodale Park: William Fish Gate Restoration – Goodale Park. ($1,500)
Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau: Gahanna Herbal Trail. ($6,500)
Greater Linden Development Corp.: Legacy Greater Linden. ($4,000)
Highland West Neighbors Association: West Broad Street Banner Project. ($3,000)
Homes On The Hill Community Development Corporation: Greater Hilltop Public Art Initiative. ($6,500)
Jazz Arts Group: The Blackberry Patch Phases Two and Three. ($6,500)
Locality 2012: Locality 2012. ($6,000)
Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum. Columbus 200/Glen Echo 100th Birthday Celebration. ($4,500)
New Harvest Urban Arts Center: A Place to Remember. ($6,000)
Northwest Civic Association: Centennial High School. ($3,000)
Northwood Park Garden Club: Gate Posts: Continuing the Legacy of a Neighborhood. ($5,000)
Ohio Performance Academy: Northland International Community Festival. ($6,000)
ROY G BIV Gallery: Creativity, Collaboration & Interactivity in the Short North Arts District. ($5,500)
Thiossane Institute: Thiossane Institute “A Celebration of Art.” ($5,500)
UA Arts: Second Step – Sculpture Proposal, Looking Back to Move Upper Arlington Forward. ($4,000)
Westgate Neighbors Association: Arts in the Park. ($5,000)
“We continue to be delighted with the creativity and variety of projects that our neighborhoods in partnership with the arts community created,” said Cinnamon Pelly, Community Relations Officer at JPMorgan Chase Foundation. “These projects engage our neighbors, beautify our neighborhoods and celebrate the vibrant culture and unique history that makes Columbus great through the arts. We are proud to celebrate Columbus’ Bicentennial through our investment in our neighborhoods and the arts and congratulate all of the round two award winners.”
Funding requests were reviewed based on:
Broad resident engagement
Level of collaboration among multiple residents and organizations
Commitment to raise matching funds and in-kind support for the project
Legacy/sustainable aspects of the project
Thematic consistency with the overall 200Columbus Celebration
In July 2011 The JPMorgan Chase Foundation invested $200,000 to help launch the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s effort to get neighborhoods across seven counties involved in celebrating the 200th birthday of Columbus. Neighborhoods could apply for up to $10,000 each.
Grant applicants were urged to explore the role their specific neighborhood has played in the city’s 200-year history. The program encourages cultural, educational, diverse and multigenerational activities including:
Works of art
Customized performances, or
Other creative programs/activities
All central Ohio neighborhoods in Franklin County and six contiguous counties—Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union—were eligible to seek grants. Applicants were to be non-profit organizations, including neighborhood associations, schools, churches, arts, cultural and civic groups.
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