Grants Help Lyndale Neighborhood Residents Communicate
To the Lyndale Neighborhood Association in San Jose Council District 5, receiving a CAP grant is vital to keep information flowing.
“Without a CAP grant, we would really suffer,” said board member Bob Dolci. “We wouldn’t be able to do newsletters. Our newsletter is critical to share information and advertise our meetings.”
LNA distributes its newsletter to 850 households at a printing cost of about $150.
For years, the newsletter was copied for free through the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, but now the group pays for printing the publication in English and Spanish.
Over the years, LNA’s CAP grants have also paid for cleanups, National Night Out events, a holiday decorating contest, children’s book giveaways, family nights, supplies for meetings.
The group also receives donations from the District 5 Council office and other sources, but “not having a CAP grant would be very challenging,” Dorci said.