The Community Foundation of Broward / Our Fund Foundation Funders Collaborative aims to change the narrative regarding LGBTQ+ BIPOC (Black & Indigenous People of Color). Our collective goal is to invest in creating a more equitable community through an active commitment against racism and by taking actionable steps to effect meaningful and long-lasting structural change for LGBQ+ BIPOC.
The focus with this RFP is to building paths to equity for LGBTQ+ BIPOC community.
Equity ensures that all people are treated how they need to be treated to achieve the same results. In the social justice movement, this means such things as race-based incentives. For this RFP, we define social justice as the ability for LGBTQ+ BIPOC to have equal access to wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a fair and equitable society.
Projects must contribute to building civic and community engagement, awareness and capacity building, or provide programs and services around issues relating to LGBTQ+ BIPOC in Broward County. Proposed projects must fall in at least one of the priorities below:
Programming: The goal of culturally competent programming is to prioritize the particular identified needs of LGBTQ+ BIPOC, and address the unique systemic barriers that prevent BIPOC from achieving equity in a variety of arenas including health, education, socioeconomic status, and human rights, to name a few. Desired outcomes should focus on measurable impact to existing structures and policies, considering the root causes of systemic oppression.
Leadership: Beyond mere diversity initiatives, proposals under this funding priority should reflect a commitment to advancing racial equity in leadership development and assigned leadership roles. Material investments in LGBTQ+ BIPOC communities include making space for both organizational and community leadership opportunities for BIPOC people that can speak to the lived experiences of those whom the program is meant to serve.
Civic Engagement and Activism: Outcomes can focus on fostering engagement with community members that have been empowered with the capacity to continue advocacy work and ensure that advances take root and are sustained.
*Grants are made possible by Funds established at Our Fund Foundation and the Community Foundation of Broward.
To be eligible for funding, your organization must:
HOW TO APPLY:
Application Opens: November 1, 2021. Click here to apply now.
Application Deadline: December 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm
RFP Q&A Zoom Session: November 9, 2021 at 2 pm Click here to register.
Finalist Interviews: Week of January 17 or 26, 2022
Grants Awarded: April 2022
Grant Range: Up to $100,000
Official applications are accepted only through the Community Foundation of Broward's PhilNet grant applications portal. You must create a new account even if you have applied for a grant via PhilNet previously. Please click here to watch a step-by-step tutorial video to help you set up your new account. You can create your account and begin your application by clicking here.
All applications are reviewed by program staff and then by a diverse community panel collaboratively selected by the Community Foundation of Broward and Our Fund Foundation. The panel will make funding recommendations to the Board of Directors of Our Fund Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Broward.
The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.