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WHAT ARE YOUR DREAMS FOR MITCHELL COUNTY?
 

Dream Big is a new initiative coming from the Solomon Valley Community Foundation.

We want to know what your dreams are for Mitchell County and we want to encourage you to Dream Big! We have $50,000 to give, here's what we're looking for

01

COMMUNITY IMPACT

TANGIBLE OUTCOME: produces outcomes that can be readily observed

ECONOMIC IMPACT: has potential to create economic opportunities

COMMUNITY IMPACT: is designed to create measurable impact within one or more of the communities within Mitchell County

02

INNOVATION

COLLABORATION: involves collaboration among new and unusual partners or existing partners working together in new ways

INNOVATION: project is innovative and presents a creative solution to a community challenge or opportunity

EXPANDING CAPACITY: project involves new activities for the organization(s) and not just a continuation of existing work

03

QUALITY PLAN

LEADERSHIP: there is a defined project team that represents the collaborative partners and has the capacity to implement the project

SUSTAINABILITY: the project has a plan to sustain the work

 

ALIGNMENT: the project builds on ideas identified through Strategic Doing or other community process

04

FINANCIALS

BUDGET PLANNING: the project has a well-articulated and adequate budget to support project implementation

*Dream Big dollars can not act as a primary funding source

LEVERAGE: the project has secured financial resource commitments already or has a well-defined plan for raising resources beyond the Dream Big grant support

Dream Big Community Wide Forum

DREAM BIG 

COMMUNITY WIDE FORUM

Couldn't make it to the Dream Big Forum? No big deal, here's what you missed.

 

Community leaders from all over Mitchell County gathered to brainstorm their ideas, dreams and visions for Mitchell County. From that, 5 general categories started to emerge including Downtown Beautification,

Cross-Promotion of Mitchell County Areas of Interest, Event Centers, Childcare and Trails.

 We then asked each group to write a framing question to spark discussion around the possibilities within their category of interest. Below is what they came up with.

 

We've included the date, time and location for each  group's next scheduled meeting for your reference.

 

Don't see a potential project that aligns with your ideas? Not a problem! The forum was organized as a resource in developing ideas. It is not required in order to submit a Letter of Intent.

 

Please feel free to contact SVCF Director, Colleen Eberle with any questions you may have.

DOWNTOWN

What would it look like if every downtown building was beautiful and utilized a clean, attractive and inviting feel?

Next Meeting Date:

Oct 27th, 5:30 @ Kettle

PROMOTION

What would it look like to cross-promote businesses, attractions, historical sites & areas of interest?

Next Meeting Date:

Oct 19th, 6pm @ Art Center

EVENT CENTER

What type of facility would attract and benefit local, regional and national patrons for business & the individual well-being in the community?

Next Meeting Date:

Oct 19th, 6pm @ Cunningham Office, Glen Elder

CHILDCARE

What if there was a location for kids and families that was able to provide the resources they need to be successful for the future?

Next Meeting Date:

Oct 28th, 5:30 @ Heart Choices, Beloit

TRAILS

What if there were multiple trails proceeding through all of our small towns that would provide a history of the region?

Next Meeting Date:

Oct 26th, 7pm locationTBD

DREAM BIG APPLICATION

I'M READY! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Letters of intent are required before moving forward in the grant application process. The deadline to submit a letter of intent is March 1, 2022 

For questions contact Colleen Eberle, SVCF Director

solomonvalleycf@gmail.com

785-545-8873