A wide range of projects have been funded by Mariemont Preservation Foundation’s newly established grants program. MPF has set aside $15,000 to be available to organizations who propose projects which will contribute to the betterment of the Village of Mariemont.
So far, three grants have been awarded to groups who submitted requests: Ken Tankersly received $500 to perform soil tests in the Village’s south 80 acres, to further his research into the Late Fort Ancient tribe which inhabited the area on the bluff. $2000 was granted to an organization for creating signage along the South 80 nature trails. Another $1,500 grant went to the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center for entertainment and cultural programming.
Individual grant awards can range from as little as $100 to as much as $5,000. Grants can be designated for either full or partial funding. Grant applications may either be downloaded from MPF’s website (www.mariemontpreservation.org) or picked up at MPF’s office at 3919 Plainville Road.
Awards will be made twice yearly, once in mid-March and again in mid- September. Annual application deadlines are February 1 and August 1. One of the conditions of individual grant awards is a written report after the project is complete, detailing how grant monies have been used and the contribution individual grants have made to the Village.