MCWCC Awards Neighborhood Purpose Grants for Spring 2017 Cycle

During this Spring 2017 cycle, Mid City West Community Council awarded neighborhood purposes grants to LaunchLA and to Friends of Hancock Park Elementary School.

Neighborhood purpose grants (“NPGs”) are grants awarded through an application and selection process to partner with local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and public schools in Mid City West’s community.

Our NPG awardees join prior NPG awardees including Carthay Center PTA and Greenway Arts Alliance.

 

James Panozzo of LaunchLA with members of the Neighborhood Purpose Grant Ad Hoc Committee – from left to right, Emily Uyeda Kantrim, Mehmet Berker, James Panozzo, Andrew Jhun, Nick Solish

LaunchLA was awarded a neighborhood purpose grant in support of TarFest 2017, which is now in its 15th year.  Tarfest is a free annual one day music and arts festival held at the La Brea Tar Pits and is the jewel of LaunchLA’s core programs.  Tarfest connects local, emerging artists with young families in the Mid Wilshire area and draws an audience from the surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information on LAUNCH LA, its future events, go to www.launchla.org.

 

Mark Harelik of Friends of Hancock Park Elementary School with members of the Neighborhood Purpose Grant Ad Hoc Committee

Friends of Hancock Park Elementary School was awarded a neighborhood purpose grant to support funding an outdoor stage and multi-purpose classroom deck to provide a clean and useable platform for outdoor presentations, outdoor classes, rest and study area, and a shade retreat.  The stage will be used by the LAUSD’s “Beyond the Bell” afterschool program held on the campus of Hancock Park Elementary school and is open to the community.

For more information on Friends of Hancock Park Elementary School, visit http://hancockparkschool.com/friends-of-hancock-park-school/

 

Apply for an NPG

Our Fall 2017 application cycle is open!  If you represent a local non-profit organization or know of a local non-profit organization who may be eligible we encourage you to apply and partner with our neighborhood council!

Visit our webpage for Neighborhood Purpose grants by clicking here and download an application!

For more information or questions contact Andrew Jhun at ajhun@midcitywest.org.