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Game Changer Grants: $3,000 per month

Our monthly Game Changer Grants are intended to provide opportunities for small or start-up programs or initiatives that are aligned with the mission and vision of FCI. We will award one grant up to $3,000 each month throughout 2020. We will announce the awardee here during the third week of every month of 2020. You can also visit our News feed, Facebook or Twitter pages for up to date announcements.

A note about our submission periods. In the past, we held two submissions during the year. One for Quarters 1 & 2 and another for Quarters 3 & 4. We heard feedback from potential grantees that this time frame did not coincide with their needs and they would like to see additional opportunities to apply. Based on that feedback we will be offering quarterly submission periods in 2020. Below you will find dates for submission periods with eligibility parameters:

  • February 17th – March 11th - Submissions received during this time will be eligible for grants in Q2 & Q3

  • April 13th - May 18th – Submissions received during this time will be eligible for grants in Q3 & Q4

  • August 10th – September 14th  - Submissions received during this time will be eligible for grants in Q4 & Q1 2021

  • November 9th – December 14th - Submissions received during this time will be eligible for grants in Q1 & Q2 of 2021 

We will still be making awardee announcements during the third week of each month on our website, Facebook and Twitter page. Questions, contact Tom Behnke at tomb@forwardci.org 

We know that for many grants, applicants are put through a pretty arduous process.  Not so here.  Rather than answering a laundry list of questions and taking time away from the work for which you are requesting funding, we are taking a different track.  A simpler track.  Plain and simple, we want you to tell your story, share your plans and have some fun doing it . . . without spending too much time and energy!

There are just two parts to the application process:

1.    The video.  Applicants are asked to submit a short (3-5 minute), cell-phone quality video. We do not want applicants to chase down state-of-the-art technology or to pay for access. You have important work to do. We want you to keep on doing what you do best . . . that is, working to reduce racial inequities. NOTE: To see how each submission is evaluated, click here.

2.    The Short Form.  And, we do mean short!  It should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete this form. We are only asking for the basics . . . and, we do mean basics. Name, contact information and basic program information will do. (Click here for the short form)

Game Changer Overview

Click on Game Changer Awardee Video Below For An Idea of What We are Looking For:

Click on Video Below for a Word From FCI

Lastly, Click on the Video Below for our Game Changer Grant Webinar

For more information on funding opportunities and grants contact us.

To help grow the pool of funds for social justice grantmaking, make a donation today!

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