OCFSN’s DEI Committee has created a mini-grant fund of up to $45,000 (with individual grants of $5,000 each) to fund organizations, community groups, and social enterprises that are led by and serve People of Color (POC), with priority given to Black- and Indigenous-led organizations. These funds come with few strings attached and no specific expected outcomes. Instead, these operational funds will build the capacity for BIPOC-led organizations in the food system.
These grants would serve a few different goals:
- Build capacity for BIPOC-led organizations in the food system,
- Resource food justice movement work led by and for historically and persistently oppressed communities and
- Engage BIPOC-led organizations in OCFSN.
The DEI Committee needs your help getting the word out! Please forward the attached application to organizations or groups who:
- Are aligned with OCFSN’s mission and vision.
- 501c3 or access to fiscal sponsorship. Social enterprises are also encouraged to apply.
- A minimum of 3-5 core members.
- 51+% of leadership are POC. Leadership is defined as, “the people who have the decision making power in your group or organization, who can impact strategic direction.”
- Annual operating budgets less than $350K.
- Priority will be given to Black & Indigenous led communities, immigrant/refugee communities and rural communities (defined as communities with populations of 40,000 people or less).
The first round of applications are due electronically to Matt Buck ([email protected]) by October 21st, 2019.
Please direct any questions about the application to Jason Skipton ([email protected]).
Thank you for your help ensuring that groups across Oregon know about this opportunity.