Proposals due August 20, 2021
To continue to advance equity and inclusion work in our communities, the Foundation’s 2021 Racial Equity & Inclusion (RE&I) mini-grant program is open to nonprofits in our catchment area* who wish to focus on anti-racism learning and action. Grants are available to 2020 RE&I recipients to advance their work as well as nonprofits who did not receive RE&I funding last year.
We see these small grants as a starting point for communications, education and collaboration, and a preliminary step on a path to change.
Up to $5,000 is available for a project that your organization identifies as essential to furthering racial equity efforts. Some examples include:
- Internal organizational learning, communications, policy review, professional development, facilitated discussions, courses, book purchases
- Community education (i.e., events, conversations, presentations)
- Collaboration among diverse constituencies and/or outreach that encourages new community connections, friendships and partnerships
- Other ideas are welcome.
Please view and download the 2021 RE&I RFP-Application for guidelines and submission requirements.
Relevant Dates: Proposals are due August 20, 2021. Please email the material by 5:00 p.m. to: email@example.com. Grant decisions will be made in October 2021.
Questions: Please contact Marilyn Martino: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Catchment Area: The program is open to 501(c)3 nonprofits based in or working primarily in the following MetroWest communities: Framingham, Hudson, Marlboro, Maynard, Acton, Lincoln, Natick, Stow, Concord, Wayland and Sudbury.
Please check out our Resource Page.
Youth from Discovering Hidden Gems used their 2020 RE&I mini grant to create this mural (still in progress) on the back building at ātac in Framingham. They designed a “quilt-style mural” so each teen could fashion their own “square” to form the whole quilt, allowing individual creativity and demonstrating the power of collaboration.