Orlando City Council approved Monday the awarding of 14 grants totaling $68,000 as part of the second cycle of the bi-annual Mayor's Matching Grant Program.
Below are the recipients:
ArtReach Orlando - ArtReach Orlando’s Artists in Wondercamp - $ 5,000.00
Best Buddies International - Best Buddies Virtual School Friendship Program - $ 4,000.00 Central Florida Community Arts dba CFCArts - Expansion of CFCArts Children and Youth Art Programs for Foster Children - $ 5,000.00
College Park Main Street, Inc - College Park Main Street’s 2020 Holiday on the Drive - $ 5,000.00
Dover Green Condominium Association - Fence Project Phase II - $ 5,000.00
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, Inc. - StringMania Summer Camp- $ 1,000.00
Junior League of Greater Orlando, FL, Inc - Third Annual HIP Kids Events Health Fair - $ 1,000.00
Opera Orlando, Inc. - Opera Orlando Youth Company - $ 5,000.00
Orange County Library System - It's Sew Easy Camp for Tweens and Teens/Sunshine State Series Authors - $ 7,000.00
Orlando Ballet, Inc. - Scholarship Training for the Enrichment of Primary Students (STEPS) - $ 8,000.00
Orlando International Film Festival - Orlando International Film Festival Arts and Film Boot Camp - $ 3,000.00
Timucua Arts Foundation, Inc. - Works With Sounds Online - $ 7,000.00
Urban Think Foundation dba Page 15 - Page 15 - Youth Literacy Programs - $ 7,000.00
Vista Lakes Community Association - Vista Lakes Smart City Update - $ 5,000.00
TOTAL - $ 68,000.00
All activities and projects are for residents of the City of Orlando. The grant term commences June 1, 2020 and will be completed on or before May 31, 2021.
Schools and tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organizations are awarded matching grants of up to $10,000 and are encouraged to partner with neighborhood organizations, community groups and business partners to offer programs that engage our City's youth in constructive, adult supervised activities during non-school hours.
Neighborhood organizations are awarded matching grants of up to $5,000 to implement physical improvements, public safety, sustainability or educational projects that benefit neighborhood residents.
Grant awards are matched dollar for dollar by the applicant using a combination of volunteer labor, cash and/or in-kind donations of goods or services.