Grant Houses Community Fund Apps Available

General Grant Houses Community Fund

Learn more about this small grant opportunity for residents of Grant Houses

As a critical part of the Morningside Heights community, the General Ulysses S. Grant Houses’ nine buildings house 1,400 families and a distinct community of many long time residents and families, young adults and children.  In this diverse environment, there are many ideas among its residents of ways to improve and strengthen community. This fund will create opportunities for residents to create innovative activities and programs to meet their needs and desires.

Grant Houses GatheringHow do residents of Grant Houses apply?


It is easy to apply to the Grant Houses Community Fund.  The deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, November 23, 2009 by 5:00 PM. Awards will be announced in December, 2009.

Click here to download an application!

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Check out our impressive highlights from last year’s school-community events!

Super Saturday

  • Over 800 people attended Morningside Area Alliance events
  • More than 50 college students logged at least 400 volunteer hours at MAA events
  • 26 NYC institutions and organizations participated in the events
  • About $50,000 total resources were donated in-kind for the events
Read Out Loud! and Super Saturday! are annual events held in local public schools to promote more access to science and literacy in upper Manhattan. Read more

Announcing Two New Community Grant Opportunities

Announcing Two New Community Grant Opportunities

Morningside Area Alliance announces two new grant opportunities for residents of General Grant Houses and District 5 public schools in Morningside Heights and Harlem. The Fund for District Five and the Grant Houses Community Fund will provide an infusion of financial support to initiatives generated from the District 5 school community as well as the Grant Houses residents’ community. General Grant Houses with its 9 buildings and 1,400 families and Community School District 5 with 27 schools and 14,000 students are critical parts of the community, and these funds are expected to build new capacity in areas identified by both institutions. Read more