Racial Equity Grant Fund for BIPOC-Led Organizations Focused on Education in Phila. – Jun 25

Posted by William Penn Foundation on May 25, 2021

The Racial Equity Grant Fund will support small education-focused organizations led by, and primarily serving, people of color. This fund will award unrestricted operating grants of up to $40,000 to help organizations grow or sustain their impact in communities.

The purpose of the Racial Equity Grant Fund is to:

  • Support organizations led by and primarily serving people of color.
  • Support the growth and/or sustainability of small organizations.
  • Support organizations working with Philadelphia children and families to increase rates of kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency, or high school graduation.
  • Share grantmaking power with community members. A six-member Community Review Committee has helped us shape the criteria and application and will recommend grant awards.
  • Build new relationships with organizations whose work aligns with the priorities of our Great Learning program. (Please note that organizations that have received funding from William Penn Foundation within the past 12 months are not eligible for this opportunity.)

To apply, organizations must be at least two years old and have an annual budget under $400,000.

Interested organizations can review the eligibility criteria and application questions here. Applications are now being accepted, and all applications will be due by Friday, June 25, 2021.

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