Communities of Color in Mainstream Philanthropy

Posted by on May 15, 2004

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Proposals Invited for Efforts to Integrate Communities of Color in Mainstream Philanthropy
Deadline: June 1, August 30, November 30, 2004

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (<a href=""></a>) has announced the launch of a new project to strengthen philanthropy.

The initiative, "Expanding the Boundaries: Leadership in Philanthropy Project," is designed to stimulate nonprofit work that broadly integrates communities of color into the world of philanthropy at large. Organizations seeking to receive a grant through the program must propose projects meeting two objectives: 1) they enhance the work of emerging leaders and donors of color; and 2) they promote the creation and sharing of knowledge that supports these leaders and donors. Critical to the success of both of these objectives is the building and dissemination of tools for nonprofit sustainability and innovative methods of giving related to communities of color.

Grant applicants are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal letter describing the proposed project/program, measurable outcomes, and a timeline for accomplishing key tasks (projects may span one to three years).

The pre-proposal letter must also identify organizations in one of the following categories:

Category A: Organizations interested in exploring an innovative idea that cuts across the three dimensions of engaging new leaders and donors, generating new knowledge, and creating new tools related to integration of communities of color in mainstream philanthropy. The project/program may be local or national in scope. Grants in this category range from $50,000 to $200,000.

Category B: Organizations interested in enhancing and expanding an existing innovative project/program. The project/program must be collaborative and may be local or national in scope. Grants in this category range from $200,000 to $500,000.

Category C: Organizations interested in collaborating with other organizations to explore and promote innovative ideas on a national level. The project/program must be national in scope. Grants in this category range from $500,000 to $1,000,000.

Proposals will be accepted in three rounds: the first-round due date is June 1, 2004; the second is August 30, 2004; and the third is November 30, 2004.

See the Kellogg Foundation Web site to download the proposal submission guidelines and/or for further information on the foundation’s Philanthropy and Volunteerism program.

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