Racial Healing + Justice Fund

Thank you for your interest in the Racial Healing + Justice Fund. Racial healing and justice is the commitment to change the conditions of systemic racism that reinforce disparities and endanger lives and to heal the core of our community. This framing has its origins in the community healing work and wisdom of InPower Institute.
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For technical assistance completing this application, please contact Michael Shultz at: michaels@deaconess.org
For questions related to the Racial Healing + Justice Fund or the content of the application, please email: rhjf@forwardthroughferguson.org
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Do I need a 501c3?
Through the community design process and development of funding priorities, we heard repeatedly the barriers to access present in traditional philanthropy. We heard about the complex applications, the lack of capacity building, and limiting effects of requiring a 501c3. We also heard that this Fund cannot only invest in “the usual suspects.”

For this current round of Racial Healing and Justice Fund proposals, we have adapted our proposal requirements to allow applications from organizations, projects or teamsthat do not have 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor. See the rest of the application for details on how to apply for your organization's structure.

Organizational Information

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Below, please select the description that matches the applicant's entity status. * 🛈
If you are requesting fiscal sponsorship support, please describe your organization's current structure. *
Is your organization, project or team Black or Brown-led? *

Project Proposal

Below, please select whether you are requesting Responsive Funding or Initiative Funding.

Responsive Funding: general operating support grant for requests between $5,000 - $20,000.

Initiative Funding: complex, multi-faceted projects/initiatives to create long-term impact for requests between $40,000 - $100,000. *
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Signature, Executive Director (or authorizing official on behalf of the organization) * 🛈
*Submission Certification Agreement: I certify to the best of my knowledge, that all information included in this proposal is correct. The tax exempt status of this organization, or its fiscal agent, is still in effect. If a grant is awarded to this organization, then the proceeds of that grant will not be distributed or used to benefit any organization or individual supporting or engaged in applicable anti-terrorist financing and asset control laws, statutes, and executive orders.