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Grassroots Action Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits in Eligible
Regions to Support General Operations

Agency Type:

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North Star Fund

Conf. Date:

01/27/20

Deadline Date:

02/14/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to support general operations. Eligible applicants are constituent-led organizations that support marginalized communities and work to address injustice. Organizations must benefit communities that are located in at least one of the five boroughs of New York City, or in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia, Greene, Delaware, Rensselaer, Albany and Schoharie counties.

Organizations eligible for general operating support:

  • Are led by the people most directly impacted by the issues the organization works on, and those members have clear decision-making power
  • Bring people together and develop the leadership capacity of the people they work with
  • Work to identify, articulate and address the root causes of the problems they work on, not just the symptoms
  • Create systemic change through campaigns, a planned series of events or activities that alter unjust power relationships
  • Have a strong vision for social justice and is committed to working towards a larger movement

Special consideration will be given to organizations that:

  • Have less access to foundation funders, capacity building or training opportunities
  • Lack “back office” administrative and/or fundraising support from a host organization or fiscal sponsor
  • Are less than six years old    

For more information on Funding criteria, see: https://northstarfund.org/apply/criteria/.

For more information about grant programs, see: https://northstarfund.org/2018/05/spring-summer-2018-new-york-city-grants/.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151316

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Amounts: $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The organization must have 501(c)(3) charitable status or a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status. Organizations that do not yet have 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor may apply, but must secure a fiscal sponsor before receiving a grant.

In addition to the criteria listed above, North Star Fund will consider Grassroots Action applications from organizations that meet all of the following three requirements.
1. Annual budget that falls under $800,000. This may include:
- Organizations that have an annual budget under $800,000
- Organizing projects of larger entities, such as direct services or legal services providers, that have an annual budget under $800,000, or
- Hybrid community organizing and direct service organizations whose organizing expenses falls under $800,000
2. More than six years old
3. Can demonstrate a track record of success in community organizing
4. Work is based in the five boroughs of New York City.

Ineligible Organizations
- Direct service organizations, i.e. food pantries, soup kitchens
- Grants to individuals, i.e. fellowships
- Private or public schools, colleges, and universities
- Hospitals and clinics
- International organizations
- Travel expenses for individual speakers or conference participants
- Activities to elect specific candidates for public office
- Fundraising events such as galas and walk-a-thons
- Feasibility studies, capital fund drives
- Organizations that do not comply with federal, state, or local equal opportunity statutes

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants may attend a How to Apply Workshop (optional/encouraged for first-time applicants) on January 27 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. This evening workshop is an opportunity to learn about available grant opportunities and how to submit an application through the online portal. Registration is required. See: https://northstarfund.org/event/informational-webinar-how-to-apply-for-north-star-fund-grants/.

Pre-Application Information:

Next deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m

Application decisions will be announced about three months after the application deadline.

Applicants should create an account on the application system in Contact Information below and may preview the application questions.

North Star Fund hosts site visits across the five boroughs of New York City each year during November and March. These site visits are in-person meetings between grant seekers and North Star Fund’s volunteer grant makers during a grant application cycle. For more information, see: https://northstarfund.org/apply/what-to-expect-site-visit/.

How to Apply: https://northstarfund.org/apply/

Frequently Asked Questions: https://northstarfund.org/apply/frequently-asked-questions-about-grants/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://northstarfund.submittable.com/signup?returnUrl=%2fsubmit%2f123688%2frapid-response-grant

For questions, contact NYC Program Officer Catherine Eusebio at (212) 620-9110 or catherine@northstarfund.org.

North Star Fund
520 Eighth Avenue
Suite 1800
New York, NY 10018

T 212-620-9110
info@northstarfund.org

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