2015-2016 Mini-Grant Projects

During the first year of Love Your Block, we awarded 10 mini-grants of $1,000 and provided in-kind support to 1 additional project. Check them out below!
Project Lead: Alicia Carillo
Alicia used photography to address issues of public concern and to tell stories of community life.

Project Lead: Annie King-Meredith & Marena Brown

Volunteers planted flowers and plants in a North Richmond community garden.

Project Lead: Carla Orozco & Sequoia Erasmus

Carla and Sequoia's team worked to clean up Wildcat Creek in North Richmond, create a mobile mural, and facilitate EcoArt activities.

Project Lead: Doria Robinson

Urban Tilth expanded their campaign against illegal dumping along the Richmond Greenway,

Project Lead: Myrtle Braxton

Neighbors painted benches in Braxton Park, picked up trash, and planted low-growing vegetation.

Project Lead: Tiffany Harris & Cristal Banagan

Azia Banagan led three art classes and displayed the art in the Fall Art in Windows event hosted by Richmond Main Street Initiative.

Project Lead: Alicia Gallo
Richmond Main Street Initiative organized a sidewalk chalk art activity, a district-wide clean-up, and a trash can installation.

Project Lead: Brandon Evans
Residents teamed up to plant drought resistant plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs, install public seating, and install 4 raised garden boxes.

Project Lead: Denise Carey
Residents mulched Lucky A's baseball field in North Richmond and sanded and painted the bleachers.

Project Lead: Goretha Johnson
Neighbors came together to pull weeds and plant native foliage along the Parchester Village entrance sign. 

Project Lead: Roxanne Alexander
Roxanne got together with local high school students to plant flowers in the planter boxes along Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond.