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One Million Dollar Grants Available Through Yield Giving - Local Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply

by A Message from the Health Foundation
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 10:00 am

Register with Yield Giving by May 5 at 5 PM Apply by June 12 at 5 PM   Yield Giving, the charitable giving organization of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, has launched a $250 million open call focused on elevating organizations working with people and in places with the greatest need in the U.S.     This initiative will award unrestricted gifts of $1 million to 250 organizations. Local nonprofits are doing great work and we’d like to see some of this grant money come to western New York!   Grants will be available to community-led, community focused nonprofits that are advancing the voices and opportunities of individuals and families of meager or modest means, and groups who have met with discrimination or other system obstacles. This includes organizations providing access to health care, stable and affordable housing, education and job training, support for sustained employment, asset ownership, civic engagement, and other pathways.   Organizations must have an annual operating budget of at least $1 million and no more than $5 million for at least two of the last four fiscal years (2019 -2022) to be eligible.   To support local organizations who are interested in applying, WNY funders are hosting a virtual session to answer questions about registering and applying on Wednesday, 4/26 from 3 to 4 p.m. Use this Zoom link to attend the informational webinar:   http://us02web.zoom.us/j/85060523667?pwd=cExKd0FzR1I2VVN5SDhuYlB0OWVZUT09   Below is information and resources to support your organization in registering for the Open Call (required by May 5, 2023, at 5 PM EST) and in applying (by June 12 at 5 PM EST) for Yield Giving grant consideration:  

(Includes details on the initiative, eligibility, FAQs and other details pertinent to registering and applying).

  Colin Perry, Program Officer of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is also available to answer questions locally and to assist in registering your organization if assistance is needed. He can be reached at (716) 852-2857 ext. 255 or [email protected].   Please share this information with other local nonprofits who may be interested and eligible!