Baltimore, MD (Sept. 25, 2017) -
MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, is proud to announce that it will again sponsor the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program.
The grants, awarded with the help of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts and the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, provide neighborhood associations and community nonprofits with up to $1,000 to produce and host special events in the community. In the past, grant recipients have used the award for workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs and neighborhood clean-ups. In 2017, 77 organizations received grant funding.
Qualifying organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation and be based in Baltimore City. Events must take place between April 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.
“We’re excited to sponsor these grants for a sixth year,” said MECU Chairman Herman Williams Jr. “The grants are a great way for MECU to demonstrate our commitment to our community here in Baltimore.”
“The events these grants help to fund are vital to the communities and neighborhoods served by them and we’re excited to see the money put to use to build and strengthen this city,” MECU President John Hamilton said.
The deadline to apply for a grant is Oct. 9. Winners will be notified in November. MECU and BOPA will host a workshop for winners on Jan. 27.
For more information on how to apply for a grant, go to promotionandarts.org/grants/mecu-neighborhood-event-grants
Established in 1936, MECU is Baltimore City’s largest credit union, with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. MECU has 9 branches throughout the Baltimore area and offers a full range of financial products and services. The credit union also provides access to over 30,000 free ATMs and 5,000 shared branches nationwide through the CO-OP network. For more than 36 years, MECU has distinguished itself in the Baltimore community by returning more than $80 million in profits to its members as part of a cash bonus program that rewards members for choosing MECU.