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Deadline: January 11, 2021

Frontline Solutions: Elevate Initiative Grants

Frontline Solutions, on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is requesting proposals from organizations engaged in addressing disparities within the American workforce through approaches including but not limited to: Emerging Industry Access, Systems Change Initiatives, and Workforce Development Programs. Applicants should demonstrate a primary focus on addressing financial insecurity and poverty, with a priority on groups who have historically been affected by systemic inequity and injustice. Strong candidates are those that:

  • Focus on economic mobility and have experience working in partnership with communities of color and including the perspectives of those with that lived experience
  • Be willing to help build and engage in a community of practice with peer organizations for approximately 12 to 15 months
  • Demonstrate work within target populations such as communities supporting Black and Brown workers, returning citizens, immigrants, those who are homeless or housing insecure, indigenous workers, rural workers, and women of color
  • Be able to manage a grant of at least $100,000
  • Do not solely engage in advocacy or any political lobbying efforts
  • Have publicly committed to a set of racial equity goals or plans
  • Be committed internally to racial equity; preference for organizations with people of color leadership
  • Have a demonstrable track record of workforce development programming

Amount: Up to ten grants of between $100,000 and $300,000 will be awarded for a period of one year.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) or social sector-focused organizations.

Link: https://elevateinitiative.us/

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