Rise Community Development announces the recipients of its 2016 Regional Neighborhood Support Collaborative Grants. The Collaborative Grant Program focuses on providing financial resources coupled with technical assistance to build the capacity and sustainability of non-profit community-based development organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Participation in the program is by invitation only. Since 1998, the program has made over $2.9 million in operating support grants to 21 local organizations. In turn, these organizations have successfully developed over 1,400 homes and apartments, representing $278 million of new capital investments in St. Louis area neighborhoods.
The seven grant recipients are:
- DeSales Community Housing Corporation for continuation of its South Jefferson Collaborative community health initiative
- Northside Community Housing, Inc. for continuation of its community garden program
- LinkSTL and Grace Hill for a collaborative resident needs assessment, service referral and financial counseling program in the Old North St. Louis, Hyde Park and College Hill neighborhoods
- Lemay Housing Partnership to increase the capacity for its community newspaper
- Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corp.to grow its landlord training, tenant screening, and nuisance property abatement program
- Dutchtown South Community Corporation for its Friends of Pocket Park community engagement and park planning program
- Park Central Development Corporation for the development of community-driven neighborhood assessments and action plans
The total amount in grants awarded by Rise is $72,860.
Rise Collaborative Grant award winners will be recognized at the 4th Annual Community Builders Network Awards Reception on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at T-Rex, – 911 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63101. The doors will open at 5:30 and the program will begin at 5:45. To learn more about the event and to register, click here.
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