The Foundation knows that community needs aren’t limited to times when grant cycles have open applications, and that there are many more nonprofits doing important work than we can fund through our impact area grants.
The Responsive Grantmaking program is available to nonprofits that are not current impact area grantees but whose work is responsive to the goals of one or more of the Foundation’s impact areas. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly. Organizations may submit one application per fiscal year.
Competitive applications will have a clear connection between their program and overall goals for the related Impact Area(s).
Capacity Building – organizations working to make their internal processes, procedures, plans, and people, more efficient with a focus on financial health, leadership development, and racial equity.
- Projects can include but are not limited to strategic planning; strategic communications; program design, management, and evaluation; IT; human resources; fundraising/financial management; equity, diversity, inclusion; board governance
Cultural Arts – increase culturally representative arts programming and/or increase the arts in public and community spaces
Education & Youth – organizations serving youth ages 5-24, with a focus on youth leadershi
Sustainable Communities support economically and environmentally resilient communities
- Economic Resilience – Increase financial wealth and/or decrease number of households displaced among low-wage workers, women, people of color and people with disabilities
- Environmental Resilience – Increase awareness of and education around conservation and/or climate issues; Increase climate resiliency, particularly of low – income communities
Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 for a specific project that falls within one or more of the Foundation’s impact areas (Capacity Building, Cultural Arts, Education & Youth, and Sustainable Communities).
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly. When the available budget is expended, applications will be closed until the next fiscal year. We intend to spread available funding out across the entire fiscal year