Presentation on theme: " The organizational partnership The Community Innovation grant programs for North Dakota The eligibility requirements The application/proposal process."— Presentation transcript:
The organizational partnership The Community Innovation grant programs for North Dakota The eligibility requirements The application/proposal process and timeframes What we will review:
The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. We support individuals and organizations that think bigger and think differently about what is possible in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographical area. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth.
About The Consensus Council The Consensus Council mission is to assist citizens and leaders in reaching agreements on difficult issues of public policy. The Consensus Council was established in 1990 to assist the state in addressing significant challenges.
Partners! In 2013, the Bush Foundation selected intermediary organizations to manage Community Innovation Grants programs in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Headwaters Foundation South Dakota Community Foundation The Consensus Council, Inc.
Community Innovation Grant Program Intermediary organizationsGrants between $500 - $10,000 (Reopening January 2015) Bush FoundationGrants of $10,000 - $200,000 ( Dates Posted On Their Website )
Eligibility & Proposals A non-profit organization; A unit of government, including tribal governments; A group or organization with a fiscal sponsor organization that’s a non-profit.
What else you should know….. Approximately 10 to 15 grants will be awarded for each of three grant cycles; You may apply for more than one grant each cycle; You may apply for both the “larger” Bush Foundation grant and the “smaller” intermediary organization grant, as long as the applications are for separate projects; and No match is required.
Questions to Answer… What community problem will you address?Who will be involved?What process will you use?Who will benefit?How will you measure success?How will you sustain the project? Does the project actively address racial or economic disparities?
Program Details for ND $500 - $10,000 Flexible length 50% to addressing disparities Visit agree.org/CommunityInnovationGrants for criteria and application requirements
Of special note….. At least 50% of Community Innovation grants will be for projects that address racial and/or economic disparities. For the purposes of this grant program, the Bush Foundation defines this as proposals that seek to actively reduce structural and/or systemic gaps in access, outcomes, opportunities or treatment based on race/ethnicity or economic standing.
How to Apply… Go to www.agree.org www.agree.org Find Community Innovation Grants Complete application Submit online
2015 Grants Timeline Grant Round #1 Opens January 20 Closes on February 27 Notifications and checks sent by April 15 Grant Round #2 Opens May 4 Closes on May 29 Notifications and checks sent by August 15 Grant Round #3 Opens September 1 Closes on October 1 Notifications and checks sent by December 15
Reporting Processes Grantees are encouraged to communicate freely with The Consensus Council throughout the life of their grant. A final narrative and budget report (based on a simplified format) will be required at the end of the grant’s term.
agree.org/CommunityInnovationGrants Contact us for more support at: firstname.lastname@example.org 701.224.0588