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Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Program

Grants to Brooklyn, New York Nonprofits
Serving Older Adults for General Operations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Brooklyn Community Foundation

Conf. Date:

09/16/19

LOI Date:

10/11/19

Deadline Date:

11/22/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 per year to Brooklyn, New York nonprofit organizations with programs that assist older adults for general operating support. Applicants must submit an LOI before applying. Funding is intended for organizations that align with the following focus areas: keeping older adults in their homes, promoting elder's rights, and allowing access to entitlements and benefits.

For more information about the priority focus areas and priority considerations, see the URL for Full Text link below. 

The Foundation believes in providing long-term investment and support to organizations that are doing transformative work in Brooklyn, particularly groups that have been under-resourced by traditional channels of philanthropy.

Brooklyn Elders Fund aims to tackle significant structural barriers to access and opportunities for adults over 50 years of age, particularly those who live with the realities of multiple oppressions or burdens.

The initiative emphasizes community leadership, with a focus on historically under-resourced neighborhoods and immigrant communities. The Foundation also supports policy and advocacy efforts directed at increasing the rights and benefits of older Brooklynites, including supporting relevant research and evaluation.

Among other considerations, Brooklyn Elders Fund will prioritize support for organizations who work towards the systemic redistribution of power, opportunities, and access for people of all races so that they are equally seen, heard, valued, and respected.

In addition to general operating support, the Foundation provides capacity building support in the following areas: racial justice, fundraising, strategic communications, board development, executive transition, financial management, advocacy, direct action, community organization, and leadership development.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186893

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000 per year

Term of Contract:

The Brooklyn Elders Fund provides both one-year and multi-year grants.

For multi-year grantees, the Brooklyn Elders Fund provides an initial one-year exploratory grant and then multi-year funding for up to two years of additional support if there is strong alignment and completion of the work in the first year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply, an organization must:

- Be incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or be working under the auspices of an authorized fiscal sponsor;
- Serve or benefit Brooklyn older adults and residents;
- Have an office or a regular physical presence in Brooklyn; and
- Address one or more of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s three areas of focus in their mission and primary activities.

The following will not be funded:

- Individuals
- Capital campaigns
- Schools (public, private, or charter)
- Organizations with an operating budget under $100,000.

All non-Brooklyn-based organizations must apply for program support for their Brooklyn-based work.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Monday, September 16, 2019 10:00-11:00AM: Informational Webinar. To RSVP, click https://zoom.us/meeting/register/cc4193bc36492c4ad746f627e8486654.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
1. Wednesday, September 4, 2019: Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Guidelines Released
2. Monday, September 16, 2019 10:00-11:00AM: Informational Webinar.
3. Friday, October 11, 2019 5:00 PM: Deadline for organizations to submit an online Letter of Inquiry
4. Friday, October 18, 2019: Notifications sent to organizations invited to submit a full proposal
5. Friday, November 22, 2019 5:00PM: Deadline for invited organizations to submit an online full proposal
6. December 2019: Site visits with selected organizations
7. January 2020: Award decisions announced

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://brooklyncommunityfoundation.submittable.com/submit/f31c3817-b372-4092-83d0-2a4e32b35662/brooklyn-elders-fund-2019-20-letter-of-inquiry-loi

For questions, contact grants@bcfny.org.

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