Seeds of Hope Social Justice Grants

 

 

Seeds of Hope Social Justice Grants

Seeds of Hope Social Justice Grants

Administered by the First Congregational United Church of Christ Madison Foundation

Applications Open December 15, 2020  │ Application Deadline: January 30, 2021  │  Seeds of Hope Application (PDF)

 

The Seeds of Hope Social Justice Grants Committee welcomes proposals from organizations in Dane County for innovative programs and initiatives that advance social justice in ways consistent with the United Church of Christ’s missions. The grants are open to community-based organizations, neighborhood groups, cooperatives, nonprofits, faith groups, and others who are working to make Dane County’s communities just and equitable for all. Applications are especially encouraged from groups led by members of traditionally marginalized communities and groups which do not have access to other grantmaking programs. Priority will be given to collaborative projects that bridge racial, economic, or other social divides. Successful proposals will address pressing concerns in Dane County including but not limited to

  • meeting basic material needs
  • promoting equality for marginalized communities
  • addressing disparities in health and healthcare
  • advancing equity in education, disability rights, and more
  • delivering environmental justice

The United Church of Christ is a progressive, Just Peace, Open & Affirming, Accessible to All denomination. For more about the United Church of Christ’s social justice missions, please visit www.ucc.org/justice. 501(c)(3) status is not required. 

Applicants may apply for a single year of funding, but multi-year projects up to three years are also welcome. Grants are not available to individuals.

Available Awards

Tier I: Awards up to $2,500 annually

Tier II: Awards greater than $2,500 but no more than $10,000 annually

Tier III: Awards greater than $10,000, but no more than $25,000 annually

Please direct questions to seedsofhope@firstcongmadison.org. Applications available at firstcongmadison.org beginning December 15, 2020. Proposals are due January 30, 2021.

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