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Open Meadows Foundation invites applications for women-led projects

The Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking to fund projects that promote gender, racial, and/or economic justice.

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded for projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.

The foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age, or ability. In addition, annual organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000.  For full application, go here.

Deadline August 15, 2015

IEEE Foundation

IEEE Foundation invites application for technology education projects.

The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers is making grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to be awarded in support of projects that result in the creation of materials and activities, including presentations and/or simulations that are suitable for secondary school/college students, secondary school teachers, IEEE groups, local community groups, and/or technology policy makers.

The project should provide technical information and present a balance between the advantages and disadvantages of using a particular technology; target materials at a secondary school level; encourage participation; and avoid choice/advocacy of direction.  For the full application visit: ieeefoundation.org/Grants

Deadline: August 1, 2015

City of Seattle Grants Portal

Several departments at the City of Seattle offer funding for a variety of causes and interests to nonprofit organizations and individuals.  We have a Grants Portal where you can view the grants by category (Arts & Culture, Community Building & Organizing, Environment, Physical Improvement, Technology & Youth), or through a funds matrix listing all available grants and due dates.  Visit the Grants Portal at www.seattle.gov/grants.

 

Arts & Culture Civic Partner program

The Civic Partner program awards funding to arts and cultural and heritage organizations in all disciplines with a minimum three-year history of serving Seattle residents and visitors. The City’s investment is aimed at creating broad public access to a rich array of quality arts opportunities while promoting a healthy and diverse cultural community.  View the application
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Deadline: June 30, 2015

JP Morgan Chase Technology for Social Good

Technology for Social Good supports local nonprofits and socially responsible businesses through various initiatives. We have several programs which help connect the needs of the social sector to our staff of skilled technology volunteers. The in-kind technology assistance provided by our teams affords organizations the opportunity to reallocate funds to other efforts that support their missions.  Get more information and apply by submitting an online Letter of Inquiry at: http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/grant-programs-us.htm

Deadline: none

Seattle Foundation Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)

The Neighbor to Neighbor Small Grants Program (N2N) provides technical assistance and makes small grants to community-based organizations located in South Seattle, White Center and Kent. N2N supports grassroots efforts that increase engagement, power, and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. We believe that supporting these efforts will ultimately lead to greater economic and social equity. Neighbor to Neighbor is particularly interested in supporting organizations that are led by community members and that may have limited access to traditional sources of funding.

Due date: April 15, 2015

Department of Neighborhoods Large Projects Fund

The Large Projects Fund (LPF), provides awards up to $100,000 to support community members in building community relationships around a project. Large Projects Fund activities may be physical projects as well as less tangible but equally significant educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening activities. It is mandatory for interested community groups to attend a workshop before applying. The last workshop this year is on Thursday, April 9; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, Room 106.

Due date: May 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

2015 Racial Equity Fund

The Seattle City Council approved funding in the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) 2015/16 budget for grants to Seattle’s community-based organizations to build capacity in the community to address structural racism. In addition to the budgeted amount of $60,000 for SOCR, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture is contributing $15,000 for a total of $75,000 for 2015. For more information visit: http://www.seattle.gov/race-and-social-justice-initiative/campaign-for-racial-equity/racial-equity-fund

All proposers are required to attend the March 9 Racial Equity Open House and Proposal Symposium at NewHolly Gathering Center from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.  All potential proposers should be prepared to share ideas for their draft proposals with others in the room. This will be an opportunity to receive feedback from their peers and the Proposal Review Committee, and to seek further opportunities for collaboration.

Deadline: March 27, 2015