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.