Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade 2009 Community Grant

Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade believes that all women and girls have the right to equality, safety, opportunity and self-determination in every aspect of their lives. The Fund welcomes a proposal from organizations and/or programs that: are committed to creating long-term social change for women; are working toward gender, racial, economic and social justice; emphasize community organizing and/or advocacy strategies in order to create meaningful institutional change in their communities; are diverse and inclusive; encourage the involvement of program participants and constituents in the decision-making process and in assuming leadership positions; Have limited access to ongoing traditional funding sources, i.e. government, foundations, and individual donors and/or emerging organizations; and are designed specifically for low-income women and girls and addressing critical needs of marginalized populations, particularly women and girls of color; immigrant and undocumented women and girls; lesbian, bisexual or transgender women and girls; women and girls with disabilities; older women; homeless women; survivors of gender violence; women in prison and ex-offenders; and other underserved populations. Programs must be female specific and serve women and girls living in Miami-Dade County. Work must take place from January 2009 to December 2009. Organizations must have 501(c)(3) status, be a government or non-profit educational institution or have a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status managing its finances. Grant requests submitted may not exceed $10,000. Application deadline: September 5, 2008.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Community Information Challenge
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will engage community foundations in a grant-making challenge to find creative uses of media and technology to help keep communities informed and their citizens engaged. The $24 million five-year Knight Community Information Challenge is launched as the media world undergoes rapid change and acknowledges that there is less local information readily available. The challenge is premised on two strongly held beliefs: in a democracy, information is essential for a community to function properly; it is a core need, and since community foundations are established to meet core community needs, they are logical partners in meeting the information needs of communities. The Knight initiative has three parts: a grant-making program that will invite community foundations to propose ideas to meet information needs in their communities; community foundation help to develop the ability to plan and execute their ideas; and a Media Learning Seminar on February 16-17, 2009 to help community foundations learn about the information needs of communities in a democracy. The challenge is open to all community foundations. Pre-proposal due date: September 15, 2008. Final proposal due date: October 15, 2008.