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Community & Civic Engagement Small Grants (U.S.)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 20, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on February 27, 2021
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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.

Preference will be given to projects that:
a) create 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.
b) have 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.
c) are 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.
d) 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.

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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 program is specifically designed to help:
1. people who have never applied for a grant before to take the next steps. No prior grant experience is required.
2. nonprofit organizations;
3. projects with fiscal sponsorship;
4. projects applying for fiscal sponsorship with SE Uplift;
5. activities that will take place in and benefit the residents of the

Grant requests may range from USD$300 to USD$4,000.

Applications are due by Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 20
Jan 20

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and comments posted here!

Jill Langhus
Jan 22
Jan 22

Thanks, Ana.