On December 15, in its first round of community building grants, the Evanston Advocates For Action, a community leadership council formed by Evanston Cradle to Career, awarded a total of $4,600 to six applicants seeking to improve their communities through community engagement, knowledge and skills sharing, family and youth empowerment and the celebration of diversity and inclusion.
Advocates For Action will award their second round of Community Building Grants for the 2019 first quarter on May 9.
“We know that interest in real community building is increasing by the quality of the proposals we are receiving. The applicants' ideas for improving our communities are more and more innovative,” said Kimberly Holmes-Ross, EC2C director of community engagement.
Community Building Grants support individuals and groups who want to make their local communities better places to live and raise families. Community Building Grants range from $250 to a maximum $1000 to support grassroots, community-based activities, projects and events. All projects must be free, accessible and welcoming to all.
Eligibility for the Advocates For Action Community Building Grants is restricted to current Evanston residents and small volunteer-based neighborhood groups.
Applications for the 2019 first quarter grants are due on March 29. Attendance at one of four proposal workshops is mandatory for all applicants. The next two proposal workshops will be held on March 21st at the Levy Center and March 26th at the Civic Center. Start time for both workshops is 6:00 PM.
To learn more contact Kimberly Holmes-Ross at Kholmesross@evanstonc2c.org.