Foundation to Open Black Male Achievement Grants

graduation-1426997-639x852Foundations/Private Funder: Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green; Opportunity: Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellowship; Funding Focus: Higher education, minorities; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Individuals; Funding: Up to eight $70,000 start-up capital awards and technical assistance; Deadline: TBA the solicitation opens this fall, last year’s deadline was Jan. 5 deadline.

Summary: The fellowships support social entrepreneurs who are starting up new organizations to help transform the lives of black men and boys in their communities. Fellowship candidates must generate new ideas and best practices in the three core areas of education, family and work, as well as communications and philanthropic leadership.

Other Grants

Echoing Green also offers the Global Fellowship, which is open to young leaders worldwide who are working on community solutions and the Climate Fellowship, which support efforts to address climate change.  Those can be found here:

Info: Questions, 212/689-1165; (website).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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