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Economic Empowerment Grant Fall 2020

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to
Address Economic Inequalities and Systemic Injustice

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Upwork Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/16/20 11:59 PM PDT

Description:

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Grants of $50,000 to USA, Canada, and international nonprofit organizations to address economic inequalities stemming from systemic injustice. Funding is intended for applicants working to promote social justice, inclusion, and equity. The Foundation supports high-impact nonprofits through General Support Grants which are unrestricted grants made to organizations to cover the cost of operations or unspecified programming.

The aim of this grant is to support nonprofit organizations that focus on economic empowerment for marginalized populations around the world to counter systemic discrimination. By putting the principle that greater equality leads to greater wealth and security for all at the forefront of this funding cycle, Upworks hopes to both underscore the need for such efforts and to highlight the solutions to these challenges advanced by organizations around the world. The goal is to strengthen the ability of organizations to fight social injustice and challenge inequality as a reflection of a shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

This competitive financial grant opportunity is open to nonprofit organizations around the globe that focus on reducing the harmful effects of inequalities based on but not limited to income, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, class, ethnicity, religion, and opportunity. Countering institutionalized discrimination requires action-oriented around economic, political, and social policies in order to uplift communities impacted by social injustices. Examples of such efforts include programs focused on eliminating poverty; investing in education; securing decent jobs among vulnerable and marginalized communities; and eliminating discriminatory laws, practices, and policies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192558

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $50,000 will be awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This competitive financial grant opportunity is open to nonprofit organizations around the globe.

The Upwork Foundation will consider applications from organizations and groups working with a fiscal sponsor.

Eligibility Requirements:
- Have a minimum two-year operating history after receiving its 501(c)(3) classification or international equivalency
- Have audited financial statements for the past two completed fiscal years
- Be eligible to accept funds from a US foundation in accordance with US laws and the laws of your country

Examples of areas that will not be considered for funding by the Foundation:
- Donations or grants directly to individuals or entities that have not obtained 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent
- Funding requests that do not fall under any of our program/funding priorities
- Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes
- Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
- Organizations whose values or mission are in conflict with those of Upwork
- Health initiatives
- Sponsorship of events
- Building or capital campaigns
- For litigation purposes

Pre-Application Information:

The Upwork Foundation Economic Empowerment grant is now accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. PDT October 16, 2020.

Grant award determinations are anticipated to be announced in winter 2020-2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://upworkfoundation.smapply.org/prog/economic_empowerment_grant_fall_2020/

If you have questions about the proposal process, please reach out to foundation@upwork.com.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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