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SOLANO SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY FUND

The 2022 Solano Social Justice and Equity Grant cycle is now open!

Thank you for your patience these past few weeks as we transitioned from a 'paper-intensive' grant application process to an automated one using Google Forms.

GRANT SIZE. The max grant amount per organization is $15,000.

GRANT PERIOD IMPORTANT DATES. 

  • Grant Cycle Opens: July 22, 2022
  • Application Deadline: September 9, 2022
  • Decision Announced: September 23, 2022
  • Grants Awarded: September 30, 2022

FUNDING PURPOSE.  This fund will provide grants to nonprofits and faith-based organizations (with a 501c3 determination letter) who are addressing disparities through the building of healthy neighborhoods, the promotion of community healing, organizing and advocacy, support for employment, and the creation of opportunities for our youth.

 The Social Justice and Equity Fund will also support the sustainability, growth, and capacity of organizations who primarily serve people of color and whose staff and governance is reflective of the community they serve. Grants from this Fund will be made to support new and ongoing programmatic work to address:

  • Health Disparities through Healthy Neighborhoods and Community Healing
  • Housing Justice through Organizing and Advocacy
  • Economic Disparities through Innovation, Jobs, and Workforce Development
  • Disparities in Opportunities for Youth

ONLINE LETTER OF INQUIRY (LOI).  Organizations interested in applying for an 'Operations & Programs Grant' from this fund must first complete and submit an online LOI Submission Form.

Important Note:  If you would like a copy of your LOI submission sent to you via email (from Google), make sure you turn on the "Send me a copy of my responses" button at the end of the LOI form BEFORE you click the Submit button.  You may also print out the page before you submit the form.  Please do not contact SCF with a request to send you a copy of your submission.

BACKGROUND INFO.    Standing in solidarity with communities of color in Solano County, SCF launched this fund in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests of June 2020.  This fund's purpose is to help build resources for community healing, working toward positive change for under-served and under-resourced communities of color.  Please consider making a donation to this fund to help address and resolve socio-economic disparities after years of underinvestment in our communities.  We envision a Solano where equity and social justice are woven into the fabric of our communities. 


"The time for action is now; we must address and begin resolving the disparities and inequities for people of color in Solano County.  We have to act against social injustice and inequality to close the gaps in resources and improve the quality of life now, and for future generations.” - C. Harris, CEO

Established

Jun 03, 2020

Interest Area

Human & Social Services