The MCDC is all about Enhancing Quality of Life in McKinney, Texas.
How can you get involved?
Since 1996, the McKinney Community Development Corporation has been dedicated to making McKinney, Texas, an even better place for its residents to live and enjoy life.
By funding community and economic development projects, we strive to honor our past, celebrate today and plan for our future. McKinney’s population is growing at a record pace, but we are committed to holding fast to the small town values that make McKinney such a special place to live, work and visit.
Learn more at http://www.mckinneycdc.org/
McKinney CDC announces grants
The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling $50,000 for initiatives and activities that enhance quality of life for McKinney residents, attract visitors to the community and promote the city for the purpose of developing new or expanded business opportunities.
The grants below were awarded by MCDC:
- Strikes Against Cancer: $9,500 for the Strikes Against Cancer baseball tournament
- Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney: $4,000 for the Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Fun Run and Festival
- Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary: $3,000 for The Heritage Festival
- McKinney Main Street: $14,000 for Bike the Bricks
- Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County: $1,500 for Spring Bling
- Smiles Charity: $4,000 for the Smiles Charity Concert
- Heritage Guild of Collin County: $9,000 for McKinney Farmer’s Market; Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-off; Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk; and 42nd Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
- Kiwanis Club of McKinney: $2,500 for the Historic McKinney Triathlon
- American Cancer Society: $2,500 for the Relay For Life of McKinney
The mission of MCDC is to work proactively, in partnership with others, to promote and fund community, cultural and economic development projects that maintain and enhance quality of life in McKinney.
The McKinney Garden Club completed a public landscape project in 2013 that has resulted in 8,500 blooming daffodils all around McKinney. You can find these beautiful flowers at these locations:
Finch Park and Bonnie Wenk Park
Glen Mitchell Park
Median at Virginia Parkway at U.S. 75
Three Medians on Eldorado Parkway
Median at Harden Road and Eldorado Parkway
Median at Lake Forest Drive and Cedar Elm Drive
The project was done in cooperation with the McKinney Community Development Corporation.
The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling $40,000 for initiatives and activities that enhance quality of life for McKinney residents, attract visitors to the community and promote the City for the purpose of developing new or expanded business opportunities.
Each year, the MCDC board allocates funds for grants designed to promote the City of McKinney through events or other initiatives that support tourism, promote the city for the purpose of economic development and improve the quality of life and place.
Following submission of the grant applications, MCDC board members reviewed the requests for funding and heard presentations from each of the applicants describing the impact of their proposed programs on the local community.
Listed below are the grants awarded by McKinney Community Development Corporation at its February board meeting:
Heard Natural Science Museum – Heard Nature Festival Funding Amount: $2,000
Heritage Guild of Collin County – Farmers Market, Living History Weekends, Ice Cream Festival, Trolley Tours of Historic District Funding Amount: $15,000
Dallas Off-Road Bike Association – Two bike races in Erwin Park Funding Amount: $3,000
Kiwanis Club of McKinney – Historic McKinney Triathlon, Kids Triathlon, Fun Run Funding Amount: $5,000
McKinney Chamber of Commerce – McKinney First! Be vocal. Buy local. – promotional campaign Funding Amount: $15,000
Applications for the next cycle of promotional and community event grants will be accepted May 15 through June 29, 2012.
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