2017-2018 Civic Contributions Grant Requests
Bayou Preservation Association
Since its inception in 1966, the Bayou Preservation Association has: monitored regional waterways to assess and act upon potential threats; promoted non-structural solutions to flooding; removed invasive, exotic species along stream corridors and planted native species in their place; engaged thousands of volunteers in bayou clean-up projects; improved access to bayous by creating local paddling trails; educated the community on sound watershed management practices. The funds requested would support the Stream Corridor/Bayou Stewardship Program, which is a multiphase project to remove invasives and plants native species along Clear Creek and its back bays, in Challenger Seven Memorial Park.
Repair one of the greenhouses damaged during Hurricane Harvey.
Chinquapin Preparatory School
Chinquapin is a private non-profit college preparatory school that serves over 160 economically disadvantaged youth in grades 6-12. The students perform most of the day-to-day jobs that help run the school. They are requesting funds to improve their “zero waste garden” and build a nponics structure.
Hermann Park Conservancy
Support the landscape portion of the 1933 historic clubhouse restoration
Holly Hall Retirement Community
Construct three raised garden beds and purchase basic gardening tools for residents to use as they plant and maintain the gardens.
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
The Arboretum and Nature Center is starting to implement the first phase of their master plan, which includes landscape restoration work in several areas of the park as well as re-introducing native grasses and wildflowers. The funds requested will be used for restoration of the Arboretum ravine.
Pro-Vision started in 1990 as an idea to help young men from Houston’s most underserved neighborhood, Sunnyside. For almost 27 years it has incorporated a holistic approach to education and included outreach programs in order to provide an all-inclusive curriculum that allows both young men and women an opportunity to realize their full potential academically, economically and socially. The funds requested will be used to support the expansion of the Urban Farm.
Student Conservation Association-SCA.
Funding for Summer Community Crew and School Year Community Program
Urban Harvest is a non-profit organization that helps neighborhoods build communities through gardening, create school gardens that bring life to the core curricula, provides fresh, locally grown food and encourages responsible land use. The funds requested would be used to expand their seasonal hub distribution for community gardens as well as replenish the soil in gardens affected by Hurricane Harvey.