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Newton Community Pride to distribute ‘micro grants’

Newton Community Pride is offering “micro grants” for local efforts to help support the arts, culture, service, and beautification in the city.

Gloria Gavris, chairwoman of the organization’s board of directors, said the “micro grant” fund was developed to provide seed money for more community groups to provide programming that are consistent with the mission of Newton Community Pride.

“It is a pleasure to bring financial support to artists, area councils, neighborhood groups and arts nonprofits wishing to build community through arts and culture programming, beautification, or service projects,” Gavris said in a statement.

Newton Community Pride was formed by volunteers in 1989, according to its website, and its sponsored events and programs are funded primarily through business and individual donations.


According to the application form, the organization is encouraging programs that embrace the city’s diversity, “and represent the voices, experiences, and community of historically marginalized groups” in Newton.

The application form is available on the Newton Community Pride website at

Applications for the grant, which opened Sept. 1, are due by Oct. 1.

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