12/15/21
Grants of up to $10,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribal entities for initiatives to improve social equity. Priority will be given to proposals addressing the focus areas of health, economic opportunity, and leadership development. Funding is intended to help Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color in Maine achieve greater equity.
The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Fund supports organizations that are led by and serving people of Native American, Latino, African, Arab, and/or Asian descent. The goal of the grant program is to help Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color in Maine achieve greater equity by:
Investing in existing, new, and emerging leadership and nonprofit organizationsChanging policies and practices that negatively impact Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color, because of their raceSupporting efforts to alleviate the impact of race-based discrimination and disparities.To receive a grant, an organization or project must:Involve Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color who are:in leadership positions on board and staff of the organizationinvolved in the design, delivery, and evaluation of the programs and servicesmost of the participants or intended recipients.Increase racial equity through improving:access to resourcesthe knowledge/skills or resilience of Black, Indigenous, and/or people of colorability to overcome race-based barriers and disparities.Use local resources, such as:community organizationsbuildingsexpertise of community membersnatural resources (e.g., land, water, etc.).Types of Funding: Capacity-building, General Support, Project. For more information on funding types, see the URL for Full Text.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Fund

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