McKinney CDC Grant Awards Totaling $50,000

Marking its 20th anniversary, the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling approximately $50,000 for initiatives and activities in 2016 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.

Listed below are the grants awarded by McKinney Community Development Corporation at its February board meeting:

Recipient Funding Amount
3e McKinney – Run for Cover – 1k walk; 5 and 10k runs at Collin County Veterans Memorial (6053 Weiskopf Ave., McKinney) on April 9.  $3,000
Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney – Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Fun Run and Festival at McKinney Boyd High School (600 N. Lake Forest Dr., McKinney) on Sept. 24. $3,000
Embrace Waiting Children – Fairways for Families Golf Marathon and 5k at Oak Hollow Golf Course (3005 N. McDonald St., McKinney) on June 5. $2,000
Heard Natural Science Museum – Texas Heritage Festival at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (1 Nature Place, McKinney) on June 4. $2,500
Heritage Guild of Collin County – 2016 Historic McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square (315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney) April-November; and 2016 Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-off at Chestnut Square on June 4.  $6,500
Kiwanis Club of McKinney – Historic McKinney Triathlon – at McKinney High School (1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy., McKinney) on April 3. $3,000
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship –Gaitapalooza – at ManeGait (3160 N. Custer Rd., McKinney) on April 23. $4,000
McKinney Main Street – Arts in Bloom in Historic Downtown McKinney (111 Tennessee St., McKinney) on April 9. $12,000
Smiles Charity – Smiles Charity Concert in Adriatica (6609 Virginia Pkwy., McKinney) on May 29. $5,000
The WERX Foundation, Inc. – Start-up Local Competition; Innovate McKinney; Innovate Her Competition; Hot Tech Chili Cook-off – various dates and locations in McKinney. $9,000

Overall, McKinney CDC has granted awars totaling $124,177,931. Visit their website: www.McKinneyCDC.org

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