Community Grants

The City of Takoma Park’s Community Grants Program provides funding for specific programs, projects and events which improve residents’ quality of life via enabling greater access and participation in the arts and sciences.

Program Guidelines
Letter of Inquiry Announcement  – Letters of Inquiry due Friday, July 29
Letter of Inquiry Cover Sheet

Eligible Projects

Arts and Humanities projects and events; Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs and events; innovative economic development projects; examples include: science and/or math clubs, robotics clubs, computer programming classes, Concert and film series, public art, maker spaces, technology-based internship and/or apprenticeship programs, etc.

Award Process

Competitive grants process with applicants first submitting a Letter of Inquiry; applications reviewed by the Grants Review Committee. Final awards approved by the City Council.



Eligible Applicants

Nonprofit Organizations and Business Associations

Grant Awards

Minimum $5,000 / Maximum $10,000

Match Requirement

$1 per $1 grant award

Match may include cash, in-kind donations or volunteer hours; volunteer time is valued at $23.56 per hour, as determined by Independent Sector.

Funding Limitations

12 month grant term


Grant Programs Sections