Second Round Mini-Grant Recipients Announced Under City-Backed Anti-Violence Campaign
NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Police Foundation announces its second round of grant fund recipients under a new program supporting organizations working to deter violence within the community. Fourteen local groups were chosen from more than 60 applicants to receive portions of $100,000 in federal funds provided through the City of Norfolk. This Mini-Grant program promotes recovery, healing, recreation and community-building in areas affected by criminal activity.
Organizations receiving Mini-Grants, shown below, provide many services and activities including educational presentations; communitywide social gatherings; sporting events; school and camp materials; offsite enrichment activities for youth groups; plus opportunities to set up booths encouraging positive interactions among stakeholders.
The City is working with the Newark Community Street Team (NCST) to design and implement a comprehensive community violence intervention program. One of NCST’s near-term recommendations was the creation of a Mini-Grant program. The City is providing $200,000 in funding obtained through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and the Norfolk Police Foundation – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the police department – is tasked with identifying qualified applicants, distributing and administering Mini-Grant program funds.
This was the second round of Mini-Grants awarded to eligible incorporated entities and organized community groups, including charities, civic leagues and violence intervention advocacy groups.