As part of its continuing mission to support advancements in the Short North, the Short North Foundation is now accepting requests for grants between $500 and $2,500 from area organizations with projects taking place in or around the neighborhood. This year, the Foundation is moving away from funding events and programming and instead seeking to fund permanent projects and improvements. Specifically, the Foundation seeks capital projects that benefit Short North area residents, unite Short North neighborhoods, and incorporate or preserve public works of art and architecture.
The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5 p.m. Projects requiring multiple-year funding will be considered. Past projects that have been funded by the Foundation include tree plaques in Goodale Park, flowerbeds in Italian Village Park, Gate restoration in Goodale Park, and the Short North Pocket Parks Campaign.