LMHQ and Con Edison Extend their Bright Ideas Grant Program for Nonprofits

by | Feb 1, 2019 | Business, Downtown News, Editor's Pick, Featured, News

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LMHQ and Con Edison have extended their Bright Ideas grant program to offer free event space and meeting rooms to New York City nonprofits. Conceived by LMHQ in response to the growing nonprofit community in Lower Manhattan and made possible through a grant from Con Edison, the program is in its third year and has hosted over 70 events covering everything from migrant and gender issues to international relations and cancer recovery.


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Applications for 2019 will be accepted on a quarterly basis per the schedule below for weekday evening use of LMHQ’s 120-seat event space and/or their Tesla meeting room which can accommodate up to 30 people. Grantees may be awarded each room once per calendar year and will be notified within five business days of the application close date if their proposal has been accepted.

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April–June Bookings: Apply February 1–15
June–September Bookings: Apply May 1–10
October–December Bookings: Apply August 1–12


Learn more and apply here.


In today’s reality, nonprofits play a critical role from driving social change and awareness, to advocating for those most in need. As a nonprofit ourselves, we work to help build a supportive network for the growing nonprofit community in Lower Manhattan and this Bright Ideas grant helps make that possible. We thank Con Edison for their continued and generous support. – Daria Siegel, Director of LMHQ


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Lower Manhattan is home to over 600 nonprofits and more are relocating here everyday. At its core, LMHQ is a hub for our local professional community and the Bright Ideas grant by Con Edison allows us to ensure we are offering the most inclusive programs to meet the needs of all of our neighbors. – Jessica Lappin, Downtown Alliance President


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Con Edison is committed to investing in local nonprofits to help them provide more to the people they serve. By offering event space at no cost to qualified nonprofits, the Bright Ideas grant helps defray costs and increase focus on their core mission. Frances A. Resheske, Senior Vice President for Con Edison


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LMHQ’s Gensler-designed space at 150 Broadway is 12,500 square feet and offers individual and company memberships, drop-in opportunities for visitors, and regular public programming across disciplines. LMHQ also extends a 25 percent year-round discount to nonprofits on all meeting room and event bookings.


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For more information please contact Elizabeth Lutz at 212.835.2763 or elutz@downtownny.com.



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