The Neighborhood Connections grant-making committee met again last night to start the fall round of grant discernment. We had delicious food from Luchita’s. This round only had about 60% the number of proposals compared to the spring round. This is, apparently, typical. But it means that you have a better chance of being funded if you apply for a grant in August.
I’m reviewing proposals from Clark-Metro, Detroit-Shoreway and Old Brooklyn this time ’round. The grants were good for the most part, we only culled three from our group, one had a couple hundred thousand in funding already, so they got the axe even though the project was a good idea.