Status: Closed

An Overview of Our Flexible Funding Opportunity

Open as of September 14, 2021. The online grant application will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 8, 2021. Technical support is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Flexible Funding Opportunity 2021 will provide support to nonprofits in our region that are addressing current community needs through clearly articulated annual goals and objectives. These grants are designed to elevate nonprofits addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organizations both internally and externally through policies, procedures and programming.

As part of the decision making process, the Foundation will give preference to organizations that align with the Foundation’s stated focus areas of:

Preference will also be given to organizations where leadership is racially diverse.

Program Details:

Eligible organizations must have IRS designated 501(c)(3) status or an established fiscal sponsorship and must substantially benefit residents in Franklin, Hampden and/or Hampshire counties. There will be a minimum of $1,500,000 for this grant opportunity with a goal of awarding at least 65% of the funds to organizations aligned with the Foundation’s stated strategic focus areas. Multiple sources of funding support this opportunity. Some of these funds have geographic or programmatic restrictions. This opportunity will award grants up to $30,000 to support organizations for 6 months with the expectation that awarded funds will be expended by June 30, 2022. Organizations may choose how to apply the funds to their operations, i.e., programs, operating support, etc.

Funding cannot support the following:

Important Dates

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