Call for Proposals for Community Catalyst Fund in United States closing date 26 February 2021

Southern Africa Youth Project has published the Call for Proposals for Community Catalyst Fund in United States closing date 26 February 2021

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  • Eligible Country: United States
  • Closing Date: 26 February 2021
  • Categories of Organisations: All organisations 
  • Opportunity Type: Call for proposal
  • Submit Application: Online
  • Inviting Company/Donor: The Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Website for Application and information:  Click Here 


The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is seeking applications for Community Catalyst Fund to build and strengthen the community by bringing together people and organizations who want to strengthen the common good.

Neighborhoods marked by poverty and a history of disinvestment are cut off from opportunities and resources that promote wellness. These communities face unequal health outcomes and widening disparities, especially among low-income residents, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities and those of undocumented status. Living in areas devoid of grocery stores, spaces for physical activity or quality jobs and schools contributes significantly to negative health outcomes like obesity and lower life expectancy.

Organizations seeking to apply should have a clear focus on racial justice and a plan to center the community they are serving in leadership, design and implementation of programs. Priority will be given to BIPOC-led and allied organizations and those with annual budgets under $500,000. Grants will be for general and program support to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate all of the following:

  • Prioritize engagement of BIPOC communities
  • Commit to partnerships with others and make use of relational organizing strategies, while centering trusted community messengers in their work
  • Include tactics central to power-building, such as policy advocacy, accountability with elected officials and voter engagement

Funding Information

The maximum grant amount will be $5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations must serve San Mateo and/or Santa Clara counties. Organizations headquartered outside the two-county region may apply but should demonstrate significant service to these areas or partner with a local organization that does.
  • Organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation or have a fiscal sponsor with a 501(c)(3) designation.
  • Organizations must not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, creed, religion, religious affiliation, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.
  • Organizations with religious affiliations will be considered for funding only if the project for which they seek support addresses the needs of the wider community without regard to religious beliefs.

For more information, visit Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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