Markham Vineyards to put up $50,000 in grant money as part of second annual ‘Mark of Distinction’ program

by TrevR on April 28, 2009

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The folks at St. Helena’s Markham Vineyards are currently offering two $25,000 grants to individuals across America who are committed to making a “Mark of Distinction” in their neighborhood.

Now in its second year, the ‘Mark of Distinction’ program seeks to spark positive change across America. Here’s how it works.

If you’ve got an idea that will make a positive, visible impact on your local community, simply go here and click on the “nominations” link at the top of the page. From there, you’ll be asked to fill out a short proposal of no more than 300 words that describes the initiative, rationale and inspiration. A brief budget detailing how project funds will be used must also be presented. All this information is due no later than June 30th, 2009.

In late July, ten finalists will be selected and posted on the website and the public will then be allowed to vote to determine the two winners. Last year’s winners were The Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas and Table to Table in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey.

Now go get to work on those proposals!

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