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2013 SAFE Grants awarded

Michigan Community Resources recently completed the fourth installment of their Security Alternative Funding and Empowerment (SAFE) mini grant initiative. Launched in 2011, SAFE provides mini grant funding to community-based organizations for the purpose of conducting neighborhood beautification activities designed to enhance community safety.
 
“MCR’s mini-grant program has become an important tool to increase quality of life in the neighborhoods," says Jill Ferrari, CEO of Michigan Community Resources. "They show a little bit can do so much to help improve a community and that everyone has a role they can play. MCR is very happy to help community organizations make their goals a reality.”
 
SAFE mini grants range in amounts between $1,000 and $5,000 and are available to community-based organizations that have a 501c3 nonprofit status and an operating budget of at least $2,000 during the previous fiscal year.
 
This year, MCR received applications from 32 organizations and awarded $50,000 to 16 organizations in the Central Woodward/Northend and Southwest neighborhoods. Recipients are as follows:
 
- Sages & Sprouts
- New Electric Vision
- Springdale Block Club
- New Horizons CDC
- UNI
- SDEV
- SITC
- Clark Park
- Vanguard CDC
- Women's Empowerment Center
- Stafford House
- Cameron ST Block Club
- Greater Woodward CDC
- Motor City Youth All Stars
- NE Neighborhood Patrol
- NE Neighbors Block Club
 
Award decisions were made by MCR’s external review committee, which is comprised of representatives from a number of community-focused nonprofits throughout Detroit as well as in the respective target areas.
 
Source: Jill Ferrari, CEO of Michigan Community Resources
Writer: Nicole Rupersburg
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