GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Honoring a longstanding tradition of giving back to the community it serves, the Gulfport Merchants Chamber (GMC) is accepting applications for this year’s Gecko World Grants, funds awarded annually to organizations within the city of Gulfport or with programs that benefit the community. The deadline for application is May 31, 2022 and applications with rules and requirements are available online at https://visitgulfportflorida.com/grants.
Applicants must be certified tax-exempt non-profit organizations, government entities requesting funds for public purposes, or schools and colleges at any level. Special consideration will be given to organizations that are able to help promote and provide volunteers for the GMC events that raise the funds making the grants possible. Gecko World events with funds earmarked each year for community giving include Gecko Crawl, Gecko Ball and the GeckoFest street festival. Grant amounts will be determined and funds distributed to grantees after these GMC events have concluded for 2022.
Since instituting the Gecko World Grants, the GMC has provided thousands of dollars in funding to a large and growing roster of notable non-profit organizations in service of the community. The GMC also awards annual funding and professional support through its Rise & Shine Emerging Artist and Community Grant programs, details of which can also be found at https://visitgulfportflorida.com/grants.
For more information, contact Leah Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org
or send applications to email@example.com.