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Call for Applicants for Gulfport Community Support Grants

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2015

Call for Applicants for Gulfport Community Support Grants


Contact: Daniel Hodge; (727) 366-4086; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA:
The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced a call for applicants for its 2015/2016 community support program. 

Local non-profit organizations that target or include Gulfport in their activities are invited to apply.  This includes certified tax-exempt non-profit organizations, government entities requesting funds for public purposes, schools and colleges at any level, or organizations with a proposed project that benefits the community at large.

For more details and to apply, click here for the application

Submission of an application does not guarantee funding and the Board of the GMA reserves the right to determine or adjust the amount awarded to any recipient.  The deadline to apply for a community support grant is February 28, 2015.  Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.  Decisions on recipients are scheduled to be made by March 31.  



Special consideration will be given to organizations that are able to help promote and provide volunteers for the GMA events that raise the funds making these grants possible. 

Events with funds earmarked each year for community giving include “Gecko Pub Crawl,” “Gecko Ball,” and the “GeckoFest” street festival.  Each event grows in size and popularity every year and each requires a large promotional effort and a large number of volunteers.  Grant amounts will be determined and funds distributed to grantees after these GMA events have concluded for 2015.

In 2014/2015, the GMA set aside a portion of funds from its events to provide community grants awarded to the Gulfport Historical Society, the Gulfport Neighbors, the Community Law Program and Gulf Coast Giving. 

GMA donated $2,000.00 to the Gulfport Historical Society
GMA donated $2,000.00 to the Gulfport Historical Society in 2014

GMA donated $2,000.00 to Gulfport Neighbors in 2014
GMA donated $2,000.00 to Gulfport Neighbors in 2014


GMA donated $2,000.00 to the Community Law Program in 2014

The GMA gives back to the community in other ways each year, including sponsoring “Gulfport’s Get Rescued,” the annual animal rescue event each February; a monthly Clothing Swap benefitting CASA held during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market; and “Holiday Hoopla” which helps collect donations for Operation Santa in December.


Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) volunteer Sherry Lynn (left) and Board Member Suzanne King present gifts for children collected for Operation Santa during GMA's "Holiday Hoopla" event.

For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at (727) 366-4086 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Gulfport Art Walk

Gulfport Art Walk in beautiful Gulfport, Florida

Every First Friday and Third Saturday

6:00 pm until 10:00 pm

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Tuesday Fresh Market

Tuesday Fresh Market in Gulfport Florida

Weekly, Year Round, Every Tuesday

9:00 am until 3:00 pm

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Gulfport Geckofest

Geckofest 2009

Saturday, Labor Day Weeekend!

10:00 am until 10:00 pm

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