Small Grants, Big Fun

The purpose of City People’s Small Grants Program is to provide small grants that meet these objectives: 

  1. Encourage new projects or events that will contribute to the vibrancy, beautification or unique qualities of downtown.
  2. Provide visibility for City People as a primary project supporter.
  3. Allow participation by City People members in the project implementation (whenever possible).


Grants can range from $250-$1,500.

We encourage you to use your imagination to generate unique, new, outside-the-box ideas. In some cases this could be seed money to try out new ideas that lead to bigger projects.

There is no application deadline. Grant requests will be considered within two weeks of submission. If the request meets our requirements, you will be invited to discuss it in person with our grants committee.

Our small grants program has a small budget. When we run out of money, we’ll post a note here.

If you don’t want to complete our full online application, then make a video or draw a picture that gives us all the information that we need!

Questions? E-mail us at

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