Apply for a Mayor’s Matching Grant

Does your neighborhood association, school or non-profit organization need help funding projects?

The Mayor’s Matching Grant Program was implemented in 1994 to partner with neighborhood associationsschools and non-profit organizations to fund projects which address neighborhood needs, improve education and build community pride. The Mayor and City Commissioners believe in the power and creativity of its citizens to address challenges, build communities and develop relationships with fellow neighbors, community partners and local businesses through the Mayor’s Matching Grant Program.

Online

Step 1.Review grant guidelines

We offer three types of matching grants:

1. Schools and non-profit organizations

Grants are awarded to schools and non-profit organizations for projects that offer educational enhancement, academic enrichment, and mentoring for our city’s youth.

Guidelines for schools and non-profit organizations(PDF, 4MB)

2. Neighborhood organizations 

Grants are awarded to neighborhood organizations for projects that implement physical improvements or enhancements, improve sustainability and resiliency, increase public safety or provide educational and cultural opportunities that benefit neighborhood residents.

Guidelines for neighborhood organizations(PDF, 5MB)

3. Traffic art box

This program allows neighborhood associations to use a Mayor’s Matching Grant to paint or wrap a traffic signal box in their neighborhood. Art boxes provide a sense of ownership and pride in their neighborhood, and can be a small but important way of creating a sense of neighborhood identity. Neighborhoods can brand themselves with a cohesive theme, honor those who have served their neighborhoods or brighten their landscape.

Guidelines for traffic art boxes (neighborhood organizations only)

Step 2.Watch a Q&A session

Watch a Q&A session with Julie Tindall, Community Outreach Manager, for answers to common questions about the Mayor's Matching Grant Program. For additional questions, please email julie.tindall@orlando.gov

Click here to watch the Q&A session

Step 3.Submit an application

The Mayor’s Matching Grant Program accepts applications on a year-round basis.

Submit an application

Step 4.We will contact you with your application status

Applications received on or before March 25, 2022 will be reviewed for funding in the Spring cycle (Grant Term: June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023).

Applications received on or before September 30, 2022 will be reviewed for funding in fall cycle (Grant term: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023)