the gilliam foundation
Increase Impact: Growth, Opportunity and Resilience Projects
2018 Call For Proposals
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 (4 pm Est) is deadline for receipt of full proposals
Grant Awardee(s): March 15, 2019
Increasing impact aims at promoting growth, opportunity and resilience for Delaware residents of color who have been negatively impacted and/or traumatized by issues of unequal opportunity and disparate treatment often expressed by such outcomes as economic instability, academic underachievement, mental and physical health instabilities and other perilous conditions that impact overall life sustenance, well-being and success. Increasing impact seeks to support organizations that are committed to improving the quality of life, services and opportunities to communities of color through the use and application of culturally relevant and informed methodologies. By financially supporting organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of communities of color, it is expected that a greater understanding of the barriers that serve to intensify their life's circumstances and ameliorating methodologies which serve to modify them are acknowledged and practiced.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed by The Gilliam Foundation Directors and other expert reviewers as needed.
In addition to the criteria listed below, a project(s) will be selected with the intention of funding a grantee(s) based on several criteria such as focal area (e.g., education, health, crime), characteristics of the community being served, and types of stakeholders involved in the project.
Evaluation and Monitoring
There will be an evaluation of the program(s) selected for funding. Before accepting The Gilliam Foundation funding, all grantees must agree to participate in the evaluation.
Grantee(s) is expected to meet The Gilliam Foundation requirements for the submission of narrative and financial reports. These requirements also include periodic meetings and give progress reports on their grants. At the close of the grant(s), the grantee(s) is expected to provide a written report on the project and its findings suitable for dissemination.
Use of Fund Grants
Grant funds may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, and other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project. Funds may not be used for the following:
How to Apply
All proposals for this solicitation must be submitted online at: www.thegilliamfoundation.org using the application form located under the "Funding" link
All applicants should log onto the website and familiarize themselves with all of the funding requirements prior to the final submission deadline. To be fair to all applicants, NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Once applicants sign onto the www.thegilliamfoundation.org website and access the grant application, they will be asked to submit a narrative that describes the organization and its program(s) along with a program budget and additional information. Proposals must include the following concise information:
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The Gilliam Foundation
Note: The Gilliam Foundation does not provide individual critiques of proposals prior to submission