Vi Walker Neighborhood
Grant Application

Open call for grant proposals

Grant Due Date: June 28, 2024

Does your nonprofit serve the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood? If so, you are invited to apply for MKNA’s 2024 Vi Walker Neighborhood Grant Program. We are proud to fund these neighborhood grants from a percentage of the proceeds from the annual Meridian-Kessler Home & Garden Tour.

Our Neighborhood Grant Program, named in memory of Vi Walker, a longtime resident, business owner and staunch supporter of the neighborhood, is funded by our annual Home Tour events.

When you support the Home Tour—through attending, volunteering, donating, or sponsoring—you allow us to continue the Vi Walker Neighborhood Grant Program.

Vi Walker Neighborhood Grant Guidelines


To fund programs that will have a lasting, sustainable impact on the neighborhood and improve the lives of MK residents by addressing one or more of the following critical needs:

  • Strengthen community engagement and vitality of the neighborhood.
  • Encourage health and safety efforts.
  • Support education initiatives.


  • Nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, school or church, or
  • MKNA Board committee, or
  • Individuals affiliated or partnering with an organization who are in support of their efforts (e.g., Scouts, KIBI, Herron School of Art)

Application Process:

Grant amounts vary from year to year, but awards are typically between $500 and $5000. 

  • Applications should answer the grant questions in the order asked.  Answers to the application project description section should not exceed two pages.
  • Applications submitted after specified deadline will not be considered for funding.
  • Applications can be submitted to

Timeline for 2024:

  • Grant applications due by June 28, 2024.
  • Notification of award by August 20, 2024.


Grant recipients agree to:

  • Complete a final report.
  • Volunteer at one of MKNA’s events, if requested.

Contact Information

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