Takoma Foundation 2010 Grants

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The Takoma Foundation is pleased to announce that in November, we committed $15,000 in grants for 10 local projects.  The grants bring our total funding in the community to over $26,000 in 2010, which is more than double the amount we distributed in 2009.

Congratulations to the grant winners, listed below:


Fall 2010 Grantees

  • Old Town Business Association. Re-CYCLE Public Art Exhibit. Sculptures by local artists, to be made from recycled bicycles and mounted in Spring 2011 on sidewalks in Takoma DC and Takoma Park, MD.

  • Friends of Sligo Creek & residents of Hancock Ave. Hancock Avenue Rain Garden. Purchase and installation of an educational sign at entrance to a community rain garden that will inform visitors about the role the garden plays in storm water management.

  • Takoma Park Middle School PTA. Multicultural Book Club. A book club that will offer parents/guardians and children from TPMS the opportunity to read and discuss literature written by authors from different cultures.

  • Safe Takoma.  Coolidge High School Community Conferencing. Community conference sessions to promote non-violent means of resolving conflicts at Coolidge High School, the Takoma Educational Center, and Takoma Park Middle School.

  • Old Takoma Business Association & New Avenues.  New Hampshire Avenue Consultation. Launch of a consultative process to engage residents, business owners, and community groups about potential community and economic development along New Hampshire Avenue between Eastern Ave and Bedford Place.

  • Mapleview Residents Improvement Assn.  Mapleview Community Center. To convert an unused storage center to a community center for Mapleview Apartments residents.

  • Blair High School.  Blair Multimedia Studio Update & Upgrade. To replace 12-year-old video equipment and bring access to more teachers and students.
  • Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. Community Bike Rack. Purchase and installation of a bike rack at the church to encourage biking by church visitors.

  • Alliance for Green Heat.  Community Wood Heat Coalition. To conduct a survey on issues relating to wood-based heat in Takoma Park, including air pollution, and the sustainability, origins and quality of wood provided by firewood sellers.

  • Takoma Park Community Action Group. Maple Avenue Goes to Gettysburg. A day trip to Gettysburg for low-income youth and seniors from Maple Avenue. A short documentary about the trip will be produced by teen members of the Gandhi Brigade, a group dedicated to using film and the arts to reduce violence among teens.