The SE Uplift is seeking applications for its Community & Civic Engagement Small Grants to support projects that empower and involve community members to shape and create their communities.
The goals of the Small Grant Program are to increase the number and diversity of people who are involved and engaged in the broader community; strengthen community capacity to create change by building community leadership, identity, skills, relationships and partnerships; and increase community impact on public decisions and community life.
- The average grant award is $2,000.
- Grant requests may range from $300 to $4,000.
Preference will be given to projects:
- That creates space and opportunity for everyone in community to participate by following the principles contained within the DEIA Code of Ethics. All proposals will be reviewed using Equity Lens which is based upon the commitment to correct harmful historical practices and policies as acknowledged in DEIA Statement.
- That has strong community support and involvement as demonstrated by volunteer hours and donated or discounted services over applications that are primarily coordinated and executed by paid personnel.
- Submitted by, or in direct partnership with, organizations predominately led by and/or involving people from historically underrepresented or underserved communities including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income people, renters, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people.
- Incorporate COVID-19 relief into the project to support programming, relief or logistical efforts that address needs in communities that are most vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19.
- The program is specifically designed to help people who have never applied for a grant before to take the next steps. No prior grant experience is required.
- Nonprofit organizations
- Projects with fiscal sponsorship
- Projects applying for fiscal sponsorship with SE Uplift.
For more information, visit https://www.seuplift.org/neighborhood-small-grant-program/