Empowerment Grants

This grantmaking initiative supports organizations, with an operating budget under $2 million, that are ready to take its work to the next level. The Foundation intends to fund 10 to 12 grants between $50,000 to $100,000. This initiative is open to nonprofit and public organizations.

Examples of projects could include:

  • Launching a new initiative
  • Capacity building, including capital
  • Expanding or sustaining a successful current initiative or program
  • Starting or strengthening community collaborations
  • Collaborative planning with other agencies and community members

Key Dates and Deadlines

Last Day for Think-Out-Loud Sessions May 4, 2018
RFP Release Date May 7, 2018
How-To-Apply Webinar May 7, 2018 at 2 pm
Deadline for Applications June 15, 2018 at 5 pm
Award Notifications Week of July 30, 2018
Funded Partner Orientation Week of August 13, 2018