College Hill Macon

Knight Community Projects Fund Now Accepting Applications!

The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation has once again partnered with the College Hill Corridor Commission, Mercer University, and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to make your dreams for College Hill a reality. A $50,000 fund has generously been made available to anyone and everyone looking to effect change in the Corridor. Click here or the sidebar image to access a short application that will give the College Hill Corridor Commission a chance to learn more about your vision for the neighborhood.

If you need little inspiration, check out the College Hill Master Plan Refresh for some great ideas just waiting for a champion to make them happen! You don’t want to miss this opportunity. The Commission will be accepting applications now through February 15th with winners being announced in early March so apply today!

College Hill Alliance Returns Leadership to All-Volunteer Commission

After six years in office – and additional Knight Foundation grant of $2.2 million in 2012 – the College Alliance is now returning leadership of the initiative to the all-volunteer Commission. With over 90 percent of the original College Hill Master Plan complete, a stronger community driving the sense of place, and a hip and historic town and gown connection found throughout Macon’s urban core, the Alliance has successfully completed its job and exceeded expectations. But the work of College Hill continues just as it started – with the neighbors, stakeholders, participants and believers leading the game-changing effort with the newly formed College Hill Corridor Commission and Knight Community Projects Fund.

The announcement was made during a celebration of success, held December 9, 2015 at the Tattnall Square Center for the Arts. The celebration and announcement marked the completion of the grant-funded College Hill Alliance’s six-year tenure in office and included the naming of a newly restructured College Hill Corridor Commission, the all-volunteer, community-based task force that is overseeing the continued work of the College Hill Corridor Master Plan.

Check out the Alliance’s Final Report to the Community