Grant Application

Grant Application

This grant application is specifically designated to allocate funds that will promote, preserve, and enhance Downtown Cary and the mission of the Heart of Cary Association. We award grants of up to $500 to nonprofits that directly complement our goals and overall mission. Grants are awarded to meet local needs that include arts, human services, basic needs, and historical preservation. Grant decisions are made by the HoCA’s Board of Directors by October 31st. When considering applications, we prioritize HoCA member organizations over non-members.

Thank You For Your Grant Applications!
Our Grant Application is Closed Until Sept. 1st 2020.
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Connected to the Heart of Downtown Cary since 1997

Our Mission is to inform, engage, support and empower merchants, organizations, and residents of Downtown Cary.

We do it by hosting membership meetings that feature speakers, announcements on current events in downtown and a meal. We also host events that bring people to downtown Cary and political forums. Members are encouraged to become involved through committees and by serving on the Board of Directors.

The Heart of Cary Association is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board oversees all committees. We have recently formed a merchants’ committee. Soon we will also form committees for nonprofits and residents. These committees will represent our three main stakeholders, and will meet to ensure that their interests are being taken into account within the Heart of Cary Association.

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