Grants Committee


The Grants Committee consists of Board members and Stakeholders, and is chaired by the Board Secretary. The Grants Committee is tasked with reviewing Neighborhood Purpose Grant (NPG) and Community Improvement Project (CIP) applications, and making recommendations to the Board.

Chair: Carey McDonald

Vice-Chair: Ana Gomez

Board Members: Christine Mills, Maria Alejandra Minisee

Stakeholder: Xochitl Ivanov


The Committee meets quarterly, or on an as-needed basis.


What is a Neighborhood Purpose Grant:

Neighborhood Purposes Grants (NPG) are awarded to certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or public schools for projects that improve the community and provide a public benefit.

An NPG project should build community, enhance the neighborhood, and be open, accessible, and free to the general public. Projects may encompass a wide range and can include, but are not limited to: the arts, beautification, community support, education, and community improvements.

Steps to apply:

  • Fill out the attachments below to apply for the Neighborhood Purpose Grant and follow the guidelines outlined in the Submission Checklist.
  • Submit completed application and all required documents by email .
  • It is recommended to submit an NPG at least three months in advance for events.
  • Once all the paperwork is in order, the applicant must attend and make a short presentation at the EVRNC Grants Committee meeting, where the application is reviewed by the Committee.
  • Once approved, applicant must fill out an accountability form to show the Board and community how the grant was used.

Grants Committee NPG Assessment Sheet


5/22/21 Special Meeting  Agenda – Zoom recording

01/20/22 SPECIAL GRANTS COMMITTEE MEETING Agenda – Zoom Recording

4/28/22 Committee Meeting  AgendaZoom Recording

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