Need Money for Your Neighborhood Event? Apply for a MECU Grant

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The Municipal Employees Credit Union Neighborhood Event Grants return for 2016!  Each year, the program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit groups for special events.  Thanks to MECU, Baltimore’s credit union, eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce events such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs, neighborhood clean-ups and more. 

“For the fifth year, MECU is proud to be a sponsor of the Neighborhood Event Grants.  MECU deeply cares about our community and our focus is to give back,” said MECU President ccc Hamilton. “Through this program, grants can be used to revitalize neighborhoods and engage residents through special events such as health fairs and school rallies.  MECU is committed to Baltimore and investment in our communities.”

Applications and guidelines are available at The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 11, 2016. MECU Neighborhood Event Grants are a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and are supported by MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization and based in Baltimore City.  Proposed events must be free and open to the public and take place between June 1 and December 31, 2016.  Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.  Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement and project budget.  Grant recipients must attend a workshop in May, exact date to be determined.  The mandatory workshop takes place at the main office of MECU, located at 7 E. Redwood Street, 20th floor, Baltimore, MD.

For more information on the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632 or visit   

Edited from Press Release

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