MRG Aids Projects for LGBT Youth, Social Justice

Private Funder: MRG Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 General Fund Grants; Funding Focus: Youth, social justice and LGBT issues Geographic Focus: Oregon; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

Summary: MRG Foundation funds Oregon-based grassroots groups that organize people to work for progressive social change. The foundation’s General Fund provides grants to organizations with annual budgets of less than $500,000 that are addressing the root causes of critical social justice issues by bringing people together and building their power to change political, social, and economic systems that are perpetuating the injustice. Priority is given to youth projects and those efforts that address the needs of women, low-income people, immigrants and refugees, people of color, people living with disabilities. Please Note: Applicants that have not been funded previously by the foundation must talk to program staff prior to applying.

Info: (website) or for more on the competition; 503-289-1517 (telephone).

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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