Grant Opportunities

Longfellow Community Council offers various programs that provide community members and businesses with financial support to address specific issues. Programs are available until the allotted funds have been distributed. All funded grant recipients are required to complete a final report form.  Due to the large amount of applications, we’re pausing the grant and sponsorship programs until further notice.

Learn More! Sponsorship request Example final report Grant Review Panel

 This program is designed to support small grant requests funding a multitude of projects and activities across greater Longfellow. Projects starting at $500 are encouraged to apply. The maximum grant award is $20,000. Only one project at the maximum of $20,000 may be awarded each quarter. Organizations and individuals have a lifetime maximum of $20,000; once their total is equal to that maximum, they are no longer eligible to apply. 

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Learn More About Our Longfellow Grants

Home Security Lighting

Home Security Lighting Grant Program intended to increase safety and reduce crime in Greater Longfellow. This project is intended to support those who might otherwise find it difficult to afford lighting improvements to their property.

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Business Security Program

The Business Security Matching Grant Program intended to increase safety and reduce crime for businesses in Greater Longfellow. This project is intended to support those who might otherwise find it difficult to afford security improvements to their property.

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Awarded Grants 2023

In 2023, Longfellow Community Council has been able to fund several community-led projects, organizational initiatives, neighborhood events, free art opportunities and more. Find a list of our awarded grants below. 

East Lake Street Mural Project by Megan Moore
Friends of the Mississippi River, River Gorge Restoration & Community Engagement
All the World is Green Mural Project by Pablo Kalaka
Longfellow River Gorge Festival
Curiosity Studio Open Studios
Rallying in Solidarity for Equity (RISE) Health Equity event at Brackett Park
Explore the Gorge Family Nature Walk & Exploration
4 Directions: Bridging Neighborhoods, Connecting Cultures, Illuminating Voices, Engaging Communities – 36th ART Youth Mural Project
Cuban American Youth Orchestra
Confluence Studios / Data Justice Lab
Expand the Greenway - Midtown Greenway Coalition
2023 lcc grant recipients 
  • Longfellow River Gorge Festival $3,880
  • Rising in Solidarity for Equity $3,721
  • Open Studio (Curiosity Studio) $6,000
  • Explore the Gorge $450
  • River Gorge Restoration & Community Engagement (Friends of the Mississippi River) $5,000
  • Extend the Greenway (Midtown Greenway Coalition) $10,000
  • Data/Justice Lab (Confluence) 
 
  • 4 Directions: Bridging Neighborhoods, Connecting Cultures, Illuminating Voices, Engaging Communities (36th ART) $15,000
  • All the World is Green Mural Project (Pablo Kalaka) $8,500
  • CAYO (Cuban American Youth Orchestra) $6,830
  • East Lake Street Mural Project (Megan Moore) $3,500
  • Restorative Traditional Dance (ChiaGu) $660
  • First Aid/ CPR Training (Trinity Apartments) $995
  • A-RFP (Confluence) $20,000
 

For more information or questions call us at 612-722-4529.