2013 Small Grant Program Recipients
The Small Grant Competition empowers neighborhood groups to undertake specific sustainability projects best suited to meet their community needs.
2013 Grant Recipients
Forty-three groups representing 30 of the City’s 79 neighborhoods submitted project proposals.
The projects ranged from neighborhood gardens, to sidewalk and infrastructure improvements, to entrepreneurial programs for youth and at-risk populations.
Seven projects were selected to receive the $5,000 grant.
West End Biker’s Club
The West End Biker’s Club was a collaborative project with St. Vincent Greenway Inc., a community development corporation, and Positive Youth Affair, a local community-based youth organization. T...
The Bevo Gardens project transformed an unused, overgrown vacant lot into an attractive intergenerational neighborhood gathering space. The project surrounds a skateboarding rink on the same lot ...
Dogtown Sustainability Celebration
The Dogtown Sustainability Celebration (DSC) involved residents from the Dogtown community in a celebration of sustainability, education, and music. It established a framework for connecting the ...
“McKinley Meadows”, an edible and pollinator garden, inspired McKinley Heights residents to gather together in order to learn, rehabilitate the local ecosystem, and grow their own food. The Mc...
Mission St. Louis Painting Sustainability Project
With aging housing stock, extreme summer heat, high smog levels, and a 36% poverty rate in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood, the Mission St. Louis Painting Sustainability team started a cos...
Thurman Gateway was a project designed to transform the blighted Highway 44 underpass at Thurman and DeTony in the Shaw neighborhood into a savannah prairie and social gathering site for resident...