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The Newark Partnership (TNP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Newark Nonprofit/Small Business Mini Grant program. Funded through a $100,000 grant from Longwood Foundation. The winning projects range from $6,000 – $10,000 and include established Newark organizations as well as
newer startups doing exciting things in the area.

The winning 2023-2024 projects:

● $10,000 – Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center
○ Build explorative learning areas as well as outdoor classrooms on the grounds.
● $10,000 – Friendship House (Newark Empowerment Center)
○ Help bolster Friendship House’s Financial Assistance Program, which provides critical help to
people at risk of losing housing or assisting in access to housing.
● $6,000 – Bike Newark
○ Create four wooden trail kiosks that would be placed at the four corners of the Newark Bikeways
Central Loop.
● $9,000 – Lori’s Hands INC
○ Increase UD alumni engagement for Lori’s Hands. This initiative will include several phases of
alumni and engagement activities, many of which will bring alumni back to serve the community.
● $10,000 – Switch Board Shop
○ Develop a semi-public maker space within our existing retail shop. This space will be equipped
with the tools and supplies for the crafting and printing of wood skateboards.
● $10,000 – Newark Natural Foods
○ Help fund the purchase and installation of a new open-air cooler for the wellness department. The
cooler will carry a much greater variety of vitamins.
● $7,500 – Delaware Tool Exchange
○ Help purchase a small, pre-owned pickup truck for daily movement/pickup of consigned tools
from within the community.
● $10,000 – Friends of School Hill Association
○ Power website development, as well as shelving and display cases, and funding for community
outreach programs.
● $10,000 – Newark Center for Creative Learning (NCCL)
○ Support the development of a sustainable landscape architecture master plan for NCCL School.
● $7,000 – Newark Star Rotary Club
○ Repair and Beautification of historic Mt. Zion cemetery & St. John’s Cemetery.
● $10,000 – A.I. Whoo LLC
○ Further develop and conduct a pilot study for the QRVision system. It’s a park/trail loyalty
program that encourages the community to go to the parks/trails and learn more about the local

TNP Mini Grant Review Committee hopes to again offer this exciting opportunity for Newark nonprofits and small businesses in 2024.

In order to qualify your organization must:

  • Be a registered business located within the city limits of Newark, Delaware, with a current Newark business license, or be a Newark-area non-profit organization.
  • Funds must be spent, and receipts must be submitted within one year from funding received.
  • Funds may be used for overhead/salary, but you must be able to document those sources (i.e., time spent on the project, etc.)
  • Preference will be given to TNP members and those applications with the most significant community impact.

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