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United States: Golden LEAF Foundation announces Open Grants Program

United States: Golden LEAF Foundation announces Open Grants Program

Deadline: 24-Feb-22

The Golden LEAF Foundation is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Open Grants Program.

Priority Areas
This program is for economic development projects aligned with the Golden LEAF priority areas.

Job Creation and Economic Investment
Workforce Preparedness
Community Competitiveness, Capacity, and Vitality
The Golden LEAF Foundation is committed to using the funds entrusted to it for projects that show the most potential for strengthening North Carolina’s economy, especially in tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities.

Golden LEAF requires that the project include one or more of these characteristics:

Higher level of funding will lead to significant outcomes
Result of a planning process involving multiple organizations and members of the community
Building on a history of success that allows a project to scale and significantly increase outcomes
Funding will enable or encourage compelling collaboration including: uncommon or innovative approaches or organizations in more than one county
Funding will leverage significant funding from other organizations
The applicant has limited resources
The project cannot be implemented in phases without compromising its outcomes
Funding Information
Most awards in the Open Grants Program will be for $200,000 or less. For projects that possess some of the additional characteristics, Golden LEAF may make awards of up to $500,000 from this program. Most awards from this program will be $200,000 or less.
To determine which projects will be eligible for consideration for an award of more than $200,000.
Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are governmental entities and 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

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