Apply today for a Richmond Love Your Block Mini-Grant

Apply today for a Richmond Love Your Block Mini-Grant
The“Panhandle Annex Mural” was made possible by a FY 2021-2022 $8,400 Love Your Block Mini Grant from the City of Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Chouteau)

By Kathy Chouteau

It’s that time again—the application period has opened for City of Richmond Love Your Block Mini-Grants of up to $10,000 now through Fri., March 3. Applications are open to 501(c)3 organizations or those fiscally sponsored by one.

The aim of the 2022-2024 grants is to fund projects that bring volunteers together to beautify Richmond in a way that can be enjoyed by everyone. Perhaps a group wants to install a community garden, cleanup a park/beach or paint a mural.

As one example of a recently funded project, the Panhandle Annex Neighborhood Council worked with a team of neighborhood volunteers to design/paint a mural, upgrade landscaping, install Little Free Libraries and more, per Love Your Block. Read our story or check out more examples of past projects that were funded.

“Since 2015, we have awarded $180,000 in mini-grants to residents and organizations for volunteer-based community beautification projects,” said Love Your Block on the City’s website.

The Love Your Block Mini-Grant Program has been funded through a collaboration between the City of Richmond’s Community Services Department and the City Manager’s Office, Economic Development, per the City site.

To apply for the grant, click here. Anyone with questions about the grants can reach out to Love Your Block via email at [email protected]; via phone at (510) 620-6563 or by scheduling a one-on-one virtual appointment here.