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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES & MEETINGS UPDATES
Events DC Grant Program
Call for applications open – until August 1, 2016
As an active and engaged community member, Events DC is proud to continue to support the future of local non-profit organizations that promote youth participation in both the arts and athletics across the District.
On June 6, 2016, Events DC has announced that it will continue its Community Grant Program through Fiscal Year 2017 (September 30, 2017). Events DC will award $50,000 semi-annually or $100,000 annually, with grant amounts ranging from a minimum single grant of $2,500 to a maximum single grant of $25,000. The grant program will provide financial support to non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting children through sports, performing arts or cultural arts in the District of Columbia.
Click here to download grant guidelines
Click here to download the available application
Events DC will award one-year grants to non-profit organizations focused on enriching the lives of DC children or youth through structured sports or arts-related programs.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered:
- The organization must be incorporated in the District of Columbia;
- The organization must be a non-profit certified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code and granted an exemption from District of Columbia income and franchise taxes;
- The organization must utilize grant funding for programs or projects that support youth-focused sports, performing or cultural arts in the District of Columbia; and
- The organization must present proof of an annual financial audit conducted by a certified public accountant.
Grant applications timeline:
Applications for the initial Fiscal Year 2017 semi-annual grant cycle will be due no later than August 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their award status by October 15, 2016. Applications for the second Fiscal Year 2017 semi-annual grant cycle will be due no later than February 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their award status by April 15, 2017. Applications received after February 1, 2017 will not be considered during the Fiscal Year 2017 grants program cycle.
Entertainment and Sports Arena Development and Planning
On October 26, 2015 Events DC hosted its first meeting with the Ward 8 community regarding the proposed Entertainment and Sports Arena. The purpose of these now ongoing meetings are to provide the community with information, updates and timelines surrounding the future Entertainment and Sports Arena project. For more information regarding future community meetings and project development updates, visit www.ESAontheRise.com.
The links below provide an informative overview of the material discussed during past Entertainment and Sports Arena development meetings:
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus Redevelopment and Planning
On September 30, 2015 Events DC hosted its second of two community meetings to seek community input on the future use of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus redevelopment and planning inclusive of DC Armory, Maloof Skate Park and the Festival Grounds. For more information regarding future comminity meetings and project development updates, visit www.RFKCampusFuture.com.
The links below provide an informative overview of the material discussed during the community meetings:
IN THE COMMUNITY
As a visible, active member of the community, Events DC has made it a priority to support, engage, and inspire the local community.
Feast of Sharing
For over a decade Events DC has teamed up with Safeway, Inc. to celebrate the spirit of giving with the Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Together, with organizations such as the Department of Employment Services, Centerplate/NBSE, WPGC-FM, Salvation Army, SunTrust Bank, Metropolitan Baptist Church and the Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network, more than 40,000 people have been served meals during the holiday season as well as provided access to city services and employment opportunities.
Events DC is committed to creating memorable experiences for the residents of the District of Colombia. In partnership with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, each year nearly 100 children from the Shaw community surrounding the Walter E. Washington Convention Center participate in the Annual Winter Wonderland, a fun-filled, holiday event. Much more than a toy distribution, this event brings families, the local community and city officials together to celebrate this joyous time of the year.
Windows Into DC
Events DC also believes in supporting local businesses. Presented in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, “Windows into DC” the first of its kind exhibit that energized select storefronts and windows at the exterior of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The first installment which launched in 2010, featured fourteen local artists including the New Community for Children and brought diverse artists and even students from the Shaw neighborhood to paint windows and artworks with creative expressions that represent the nation’s capital. In 2011, the second installment “Arts on N”, promoted a free weekend outdoor market and gallery art installation displaying indie talents of handmade expression and local art by district residents.
The third installation entitled, "Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture," a local art installation and fashion design initiative, featured a rotating series of artistic installations that provided an alternative platform and added exposure to the metropolitan art experience by activating the perimeter windows of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with original fine artwork from individuals, design team, and art organizations such as the Washington Project for the Arts. Cultural Couture window installations featured contemporary fine art inspired by original haute couture designed curated by local designers.
NCAA Youth Football Clinic
Since 2010, Events DC annually hosts the NCAA Football Youth Clinic in conjunction with the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman and the NCAA. This collaboration features a free football clinic open to boys and girls ages 7-14, and discussions on the benefits of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive character development by college coaches and current professional players. The day concludes with 7-on-7 flag football games.
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