Open Meadows Foundation Seeks Applications for Diversity, Women Grants

Private Funder: Open Meadows Foundation; Opportunity: Women and girls grants; Funding Focus: Minorities and diversity; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (Groups that have had encountered obstacles in their search for funding are encouraged to apply); Funding: Multiple awards ranging up to $2,000 each; Deadline: Aug. 15.

Summary: Applicants should submit projects: reflecting the diversity of the community served; promoting building community power; and encouraging racial, social, economic and environmental justice. Organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000. Small and start-up organizations are encouraged to apply. Proposals not previously funded have priority.

Youth groups have benefited. For example, the Red Ribbon Project, Avon, CA, won a grant for a teen-pregnancy prevention program and African American Women’s Resource Center, Washington, DC, won a grant for a program that taught oratory leadership skills for young women.

Info: www.openmeadows.org; P.O. Box 150-607, Van Brunt Station, Brooklyn, NY 11215-607, 718-885-0969.

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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