Innovation and Impact Grant Winner

In 2017, Hyde Park Main Streets was a winner of the Boston Main Streets Foundation’s Innovation and Impact Grants.  Hyde Park Main Street’s $5,000 grant will help with the newly created Hyde Park Artists Cooperative.  Its goal is to appeal to various groups of people, including artists and the general public, to create partnership and synergy with businesses and organizations and the public at large. Through programs devoted to art education and engagement with the arts many purposes can be served, including an interest in the art displayed by gallery members.

In 2016, Hyde Park Main Streets was a winner of the Boston Main Streets Foundation’s Innovation and Impact Grants.  Hyde Park Main Street’s $5,000 grant helped with the Summer Jazz Festival held in July.

In 2015, Hyde Park Main Streets was one of five winners of the Boston Main Streets Foundation’s Innovation and Impact Grants.  Hyde Park Main Street’s grant will help the district to install attractive wayfinding signage around the commercial district.  In addition to helping visitors and residents with directions, the signage will enhance the overall feel of the community center.

In 2014, Hyde Park Main Streets was one of seven winners of the Boston Main Streets Foundation’s Innovation and Impact Grants.  Winners received grants for a range of projects including public art projects, two branding initiatives, marketing support, a series of business fairs, and an innovative social media/local shopping initiative hybrid.

Hyde Park Main Streets was awarded $5,000 to support the Farmers’ Market.  With the new date and location, HPMS hopes to make this outdoor market a fixture in the community again.

In 2013, Hyde Park Main Streets was one of seven winners of the Boston Main Streets Foundation’s Innovation and Impact Grants.

Hyde Park Main Streets was awarded $5,000 to support the branding of Hyde Park.  This can be done in part by beautifying the neighborhood, informing outsiders about what Hyde Park has to offer, and drawing people into our commercial shopping district.  All of these can be achieved with our Light Pole Banner Initiative, and we believe it will get people talking about Hyde Park in a positive way.

Many will benefit from the implementation of this project (110 banners on light poles).  The small businesses in Hyde Park’s commercial district will benefit from their enhanced visibility and the overall appearance of Cleary and Logan Squares.  The local Hyde Park artist community will benefit from their enhanced exposure, as will the individual artists who are slated to have their designs & names on the banners.