General Grant Program in the US
The Diverse City Fund has announced General Grant Program. This opportunity is available to any (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BIPOC-led, DC, community-based organizations or groups, including start ups, located in Washington DC. Nonprofit status is not required but groups will need to secure a fiscal agent before funds can be distributed.
Through the spring and fall rounds they award grants of up to $5,000 to individual organizations and up to $15,000 to coalition projects.
What can be funding used for?
Grantees will be able to use their funding for general operating purposes including staff salaries, equipment and materials, rent, participant stipends, transportation, food, etc.
They fund groups that are:
People of Color Led: Groups, organizations and coalitions whose core leadership and primary decision makers identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), and whose other identities may be women, LGBTQ+, youth, returning citizens, immigrants, people with disabilities, or excluded workers who have historically faced challenges securing traditional forms of funding.
Focused on DC Residents: Work that is organized and operated within the District of Columbia and primarily impacts DC residents of color or former residents who have been displaced or gentrified out of the city.
Social Justice Centered: Projects that amplify the leadership and voices of those directly-affected by the issues and needs being addressed. Work that takes action to create equitable outcomes and transfers power and resources to directly-affected communities. Approaches that tackle root problems by engaging affected communities to find solutions, organize against oppression of all kinds, and create mechanisms for transformational change.
Coalition Driven: In addition to funding individual organizations or projects, they support coalitions of three groups or more who are BIPOC led and collaborating to amplify their power.
For more information, visit https://diversecityfund.org/current-opportunites/