City of Orlando - Office of Community Affairs
Grants of up to $10,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations, neighborhood organizations, and schools to enhance local communities in eligible regions. Funding is intended for programs and projects that physically improve neighborhoods, provide cultural and educational opportunities to residents, and increase public safety in Orlando.
There are two categories of grants available:
Mayor’s Matching Grant Guidelines for Schools and Nonprofit Organizations
The Mayor’s Matching Grant provides schools and non-profit organizations resources to implement projects they typically would not be able to fund. The Mayor’s Matching Grant (MMG) program was established to promote partnerships and collaborations with businesses, religious institutions, non-profit agencies and other community resources to provide youth programs that improve academic achievement, reduce youth crime and invest in the foundation of safe communities.
Eligible projects must meet the following criteria:
Mayor’s Matching Grant Guidelines for Neighborhood Organizations
The Mayor's Matching Grant program was established in 1994 to provide funding for neighborhood improvements that address neighborhood needs and improve the quality of life in City of Orlando neighborhoods. The purpose of the grant program is to provide the neighborhood organization with resources to implement neighborhood enhancement projects that the neighborhood would not normally be able to fund. Grant funds can only be used for projects that benefit the entire neighborhood and allow all residents the opportunity to participate.
Eligible Project Guidelines:
Eligible projects must meet the following eligibility criteria:
GrantWatch ID#: 179508
Schools & Nonprofit Organizations: Grant funds are available bi-annually, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Request may be made in increments of $500.
Neighborhood Organizations: Grant funds are available bi-annually, with awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 that are matched dollar for dollar by the applying neighborhood organization using a combination of cash, in-kind contributions and volunteer labor. Request may be made in increments of $500.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed application documents may be e-mailed to the Office of Community Affairs at
Completed applications may be delivered in person to the Office of Community Affairs, located on the 2nd floor of Orlando City Hall (400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801).
Mail completed applications to: Mayor’s Matching Grant Program, City of Orlando, P.O. Box 4990, Orlando, Florida 32802-4990.
For questions, contact:
Julie Tindall, Community Outreach Coordinator
USA: Florida: City of Orlando
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