Do you have a great idea for a community project?

Apply for a Mac-Grove Mini-Grant!

MGCC wants to hear your ideas! If you’ve ever thought about adding a bench to your bus stop, sprucing up a wall with a mural or even bringing in some new entertainment for your National Night Out block party –  we want to help you make things happen.

Eligible projects could be anything from community-building activities (story-telling projects, workshops or classes, gatherings, conversations), or  community design projects (gardens, murals, pedestrian safety, public art projects), to aiding already strong events and programs like National Night Out, Little Free Library, and more!

This list is by no means complete. If you’re not sure your idea fits, ask us: 651.695.4000 or

Mac-Grove Mini Grants

We seek to award 1-4 grants that meet one or more of these goals:
  • Increase community involvement in activities that benefit Mac-Grove
  • Increase the number and diversity of people engaged in our neighborhoods
  • Provide a one-time or on-going benefit to the Mac-Grove community.

Mini Grant Awardees

Hemp 101: Dispelling Myths of an Amazing Plant, Feral Fields

This project will culminate in an educational workshop to dispel myths of hemp by showcasing products including, but not limited to, nutrition, skincare, bee pollinators, landscaping, micro-greens, and green construction materials. 

Nextdoor Community Meet-Ups, Julie Roles

The Nextdoor Community Meet-Ups brought neighbors together a couple times throughout the year, with food and activities support from the Mini Grant

Improving Pedestrian Safety at Saratoga & Grand, Gena Berglund

You can now safely cross Grand at Saratoga Street, thanks to the posted crossing flags constructed by Gena!

Street of Dreams, Christine Weeks

Street of Dreams project included an interactive performance based on the book, “The Big Orange Splot.” It was be presented on National Night Out 2017, in conjunction with a community meal that celebrates the cultures of the neighborhood.

Grow Food, Share Food with Mac-Grove’s First Seed Library

The Seed Library is a lot like the familiar  Little Free Library; the concept is to share seeds and knowledge with others. You can access the Seed Library 24/7, the library is located in front of 1930 Jefferson Avenue.