On January 8th, a number of dedicated volunteers and supporters came together at the Trenton Free Public Library as I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Isles, Inc. awarded more than $40,000 in grants to eight successful applicants of the Old Trenton Neighborhood grant round for 2020.
“I had the distinct opportunity to be among the readers chosen by I Am Trenton to evaluate the many grant applications,” said Bryan Evans, Vice President at Greater Trenton. “It was great to see the passion and excitement from all the grantees as they embark on their respective projects.”
The grant program, established by Isles, Inc., is funded by the New Jersey Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program. The program builds on priorities of the 2007 Old Trenton Neighborhood plan and the 2016 Creek to Canal Creative District plan (available at www.creektocanalcreative.org) to make Old Trenton a safe, active, and vibrant community, with a particular focus on reclaiming underused buildings and spaces, and supporting the arts as an agent of social change.
I Am Trenton President Raj Manimaran and past president Jon Carl Lewis, presented the awards to eight recipients of the Old Trenton Neighborhood Grant, which supports economic development in the Old Trenton Neighborhood, a twelve-block downtown area bounded by Perry Street on the north, East State Street on the south, North Broad Street on the West and the Route One Freeway on the east.