NEW GRANT APPROACH – Summer 2016
The Pink House Foundation is in the middle of big changes as we try to incorporate social justice philanthropy principles into our mission, investments, giving, and more!
What this means for our grant application process: PHF has committed to decreasing the number of organizations that we fund as we increase the amount of our grants and commit to more long-term funding relationships. This decision was made as part of our commitment to offering more secure funding and support for our grantees.
Though we want to leave some flexibility based on the grant applications that we receive, starting in December 2016 we are planning on funding 5-10 organizations at $20,000-$50,000 per year with multi-year grant commitments, where possible, for up to 3 years. These will be general operating support grants. Previous grantees are welcome to apply.
Our new priority is to fund organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental injustice and are based in, led by, and accountable to communities that are most impacted by the issues that they are working to address. This includes—but is not limited to—organizations that focus on:
destigmatizing mental health & a critical approach to disability
racial justice & indigenous rights
gender & sexuality justice
Your organization is eligible to apply if it meets all of the following criteria:
Is a legally registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) non-profit organization or has a legally registered 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
Is based in the US
Has a total budget under $800,000
Works to address the root causes of social and environmental injustice
Is based in, led by, and accountable to communities that are most impacted by the issues that it is working to address
Engages large numbers of impacted community members in advancing solutions
Our timeline for the grant application process is as follows:
JUNE 1 – AUG 1: Applicants submit grant applications through PHF website
MID AUG: Applicants find out whether or not they have been selected for further consideration
MID AUG – MID DEC: PHF Board members have conversations & coordinate site visits with organizations selected for further consideration
LATE DEC: Applicants find out whether or not they have been selected for a grant & receive funding
TO APPLY FOR A GRANT
In order to apply for a grant please download and fill out the PHF Grant Application 2016 in a Word document format. Once complete, send the application in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before August 1, 2016. We will get back to all applicants by mid-August on whether or not they have been selected for further consideration. (See the timeline above for more details on the process.)