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Anti-Racism Training Grants

Grant deadline: October 04, 2021

We are pleased to offer a new grant program to help nonprofits create an anti-racist organizational culture.

Anti-racism training grants support work with an external consultant with expertise in anti-racism training. When hiring a consultant, there are several factors to consider.

  • What is the scope of work for your organization?
  • What are the consultant’s values, definitions, and approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)?
  • What components of race equity work are part of the project?

We also advise you to research the years of experience and the type of racial equity projects the consultant has led in the past, including any references they can share.

Proposals for anti-racism work should be comprehensive and include all levels of an organization (i.e., board, staff, volunteers). Please be realistic about what you can accomplish within your budget and timeline.

Funding limits are based on organizational size:

  • those with a budget up to $3M may apply for up to $10,000;
  • those with a budget over $3M may apply for up to $15,000.

Priority will be given to organizations demonstrating readiness to engage in authentic dialogue and significant action.

Because this type of work often extends beyond the workplace, applicants must agree to participate in monthly cohort discussions that are mandatory for the executive director; other senior staff members are welcome. These discussions will be facilitated by a local DEI expert and are intended to offer support and problem-solving to help keep projects progressing.

Grantees should plan to keep Foundation staff apprised of their progress. All grantees will be expected to submit a final report, describing the success of the project against its stated goals.

Our 2021 application deadlines are:

  • June 4
  • October 4

To apply for an anti-racism training grant, complete this online application. Please include a list of your current board and staff demographics.

*If you already have started this online application, please log in to your account page to edit the application that is in progress.