LMHQ + Con Edison Team Up To Offer Free Event Space To NYC Nonprofits | Downtown Alliance

LMHQ + Con Edison Team Up To Offer Free Event Space To NYC Nonprofits

01/31/2019
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. 
 
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. 
 
APPLICATIONS SCHEDULE:
April-June bookings: Apply February 1-15
July-September bookings: Apply May 1-10
October-December bookings: Apply August 1-12
 
Learn more and apply at:
 
"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," said Daria Siegel, Director of LMHQ. "We thank Con Edison for their continued and generous support." 
 
"Lower Manhattan is home to over 600 nonprofits and more are relocating here everyday," said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin. "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." 
 
"Con Edison is committed to investing in local nonprofits to help them provide more to the people they serve," said Frances A. Resheske, Senior Vice President for Con Edison. "By offering event space at no cost to qualified nonprofits, the Bright Ideas grant helps defray costs and increase focus on their core mission."
 
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.
 
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Lutz, 212.835.2763 or elutz@downtownny.com.
 
About Con Edison
Con Edison supports hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New York City and Westchester County to strengthen neighborhoods, sustain communities and improve lives. These philanthropic efforts support the arts, environment, and important educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Many of Con Edison's 14,000 employees share a personal commitment to the region's vitality through their own volunteer efforts and also choose to support education by utilizing the company's matching gifts program.
 
About LMHQ
Created by the Downtown Alliance in 2015, LMHQ is a nonprofit workspace dedicated to growing a community of downtown makers, thinkers, and doers looking to collaborate, learn, and network. We work with individuals and organizations to offer new connections, flexible workspaces, and ongoing inspiration through diverse programming and a robust network of members and visitors. lmhq.nyc